I haven't used the Ektachrome but I am using 5207 250D movie negative film right now. If the film is listed as 100D, the 'D' stands for daylight. The other film I am starting to use is 5219 200T where the 'T' stands for Tungsten balance. So 100D would be a daylight balance film intended for outdoor use.
WRT bulk loading, I have given up on the bulk loader path and just pull out a good arm's length of film off the spool in the darkroom, cut it and roll it into the cassette. It's just easier that way and you don't end up with an exposed tail at the end of the roll or scratches from the loader.
I'd try and shoot as normal slide film and I would bet it would work just fine. The CN film works just like regular daylight negative film except the contrast is a little lower as CN films are intended for making positive film prints.
The slightly different sprocket holes will not bother your camera one bit.
Dude, its 100 speed daylight reversal film. No special filters needed. Shoot it as you would any other 100 speed e-6 film. Don't buy $1000 of it until you've sampled some.
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It's very hard to find short ends of 100D. In fact it's getting harder to buy 100D at all - the only remaining 35mm size is the 400ft roll on a core. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that Kodak canned up a master roll of it for some cinematographers that were demanding it, and once those all get sold, there will be no more. It's still pretty popular with the 16mm and 8/super-8 crowd but I'm betting it's virtually unused by 35mm cinematographers these days.
At $475 for 400 feet I considered it no bargain at all compared to buying normal still camera film from Kodak... but now that it's the only reversal film left maybe that price doesn't seem so bad. But grab it while you can, like I said I bet once the frozen supply at Kodak is gone, it's gone. (Movie film is not given an expiration date - it's assumed to be a short path from Kodak to the camera to the lab - so they can and will just keep selling it for however long it is until it's gone, if my theory is correct.)
If you send it off to a lab for processing, you should make sure they are OK with this (from the data sheet ):
Note: KODAK EKTACHROME 100D Color Reversal Film 5285 / 7285 contains special sensitizing and filter dyes that improve color reproduction. Because these dyes are designed to rinse out of the film during processing, they will change the color of the first developer, the reversal bath, the final wash, and the final rinse. This solution discoloration is only cosmetic. It will not affect sensitometry or the quality of any Process E-6 film or control material. However, the solutions will cause splicing tape and processing equipment (rollers, racks, etc.) to have a pinkish color. The pink dye residue can easily be washed off processing equipment by following normal maintenance procedures.
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I'm surprised it took 9 months...
Originally Posted by frobozz
This is an older thread, but if still of interest for you and assuming you can get your hands on a roll, buy one.
First respool in complete Darkness with gloved hands to a smaller, bulk loader compatible roll at about 100 feet, freeze the “residual” main roll airtight sealed.
So yes, shoot landscapes in your SLR, metering and filtering as you would Ektachrome pro 100 daylight, process as same, and you'll not be surprised
This is valid with one exception, we are talking about a E100VS (vivid saturation). Good for Landscapes and everything that have a lot of blue color in, or need some extra punch, maybe not ideal for portraits. It`s not that deadly neutral as the ektachrome 100, pronouncing a bit more blue.
The 100D is / was virtually the same product as the E100VS, except the slightly different sprocket holes and different numbers/bar codes exposed to the border.
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just found this on amazon...
so if i read this thread correctly, you can buy this, put it in your bulk roller and use it as slide film and then develop it in E-6 right? if so then this seems very interesting to me. so am I reading this thread correctly?
You are reading the thread correctly, but the film in your link is Super 8 film, not 35mm. 35mm E100D only comes in 400 foot rolls. The best way to order the 35mm is to call up Kodak at 800-621-3456. They have the cheapest prices, and ship directly to you.
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And for completeness' sake, the catalog number you want to order is 8673741 which is Kodak 5285 in 35mmx400 ft roll. The price in the US is $475.73, plus shipping and taxes. And you might want to hurry, this is literally an offer that is "good while supplies last" !
Originally Posted by nickrapak
My roll arrived today, just one day later, shipped out of Carol Stream (near Chicago)... so maybe they have more of the 35mm stuff on hand than I thought, if it's stocked at the regional movie film depots.
Or it means they have pushed it all out to the regional warehouses, to free up space in the central warehouse.
Originally Posted by frobozz
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