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    bulk color film

    I am thinking about starting to roll my own film and am curious if there is any bulk color C-41 or E-6 35mm film available? I have looked at the regular sites such as Freestyle, Adorama, and B&H and they didn't have any. Is black and white the only bulk 35mm available?

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    Few and far between. I did see Portra 160 if i remember right and I suppose you can use Kodak motion picture film in the E-6 configuration. Kodak sells the E-6 on their site (400ft minimum). I do not remember where I saw the portra. I'll look around later today for that one.

    So i would be interested too in sources.

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    iirc the Kodak E-6 isn't any cheaper than buying it in regular rolls when I checked the U.S. prices, however, since it's discontinued, it'll get you new E100VS in 35mm at least.

    Kodak Supra 400 was available in 100ft cans here.. there's still some left.

    E-6 seems to be available in bulk rolls.. there's old stuff here EPY and things, but Fuji stuff is in bulk rolls too.. quite expensive here though, about $250 for 100ft.. but E-6 has retarded local prices ($45 for a single roll of Provia 400X).. so would be interesting to see what it is priced overseas in bulk rolls.

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    Try Ultrafine Online. I think they still offer Portra 160NC in 35mm x 100 ft.

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    Why are prices so stupid in Australia?

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    nobody uses film in Australia so they have to punish the ones who do
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    Ultrafine Online, that was the place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    nobody uses film in Australia so they have to punish the ones who do

    +1 unfortunately.
    All that really matters in the end is the image, not what your using to create it.

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    So basically the only bulk color film I can get is outdated Portra (2009)? Somehow I doubt its worth it for me to acquire the materials for bulk loading then, unfortunately.

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    You could try a motion picture film like Kodak 5207 - 250 speed daylight film. Processing is by ECN-2 process. You can find information about the process in the forums. The advantage is that it can be VERY cheap. 100ft can be had in the $25 to $30 range. The downside (if you think it's a downside) is that you probably want to process yourself and there is some tweaking you will need to do to get it to act like you want. But likely your only realistic path to bulk color film.

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