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    Quote Originally Posted by madgardener View Post
    As long as the developing characteristics are the same as what was recently killed, I'd be willing to try a 100foot roll.
    We ask Simon for everything else...Hey, Simon, how about Ilford buying a bunch of that film, splitting it and selling it in 100 foot rolls!
    I'm sure it would be cheaper to buy in volume. Maybe someone like John Schwind of International Film Brokers might be interested in breaking down 5285 (the 35mm version of 100D) into 100 foot bulk rolls for resale to 35mm bulk loaders. He is already supplying regular 8mm and DS8 100D movie film made from 7285 (the 16mm version of 100D).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan W View Post
    That's a lot of film-now all you need is time!
    Not time to play. He'll be far too busy paying off those credit card purchases. By the time he's old n' gray they'll be paid off but he'll be on his last legs. Then... some rotten brat will inherit all the film and either pawn it for a penny on the dollar or throw it all out as outdated junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madgardener View Post
    As long as the developing characteristics are the same as what was recently killed, I'd be willing to try a 100foot roll.
    We ask Simon for everything else...Hey, Simon, how about Ilford buying a bunch of that film, splitting it and selling it in 100 foot rolls!
    What we should do is ask Kodak to publish their discontinued emulsions under a creative commons licence. Then you could ring up Simon, send him a copy of the discontinued emulsion and ask him to get a master roll coated for you, split up and put into 36 exposure rolls. Rent yourself space for a few skids at a cold storage place, and you would have film for life. Of course you would need to buy a 20kg pail of CD4 to make sure you could get it all processed.
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    I Just Took the Plunge (Film Stockpile)

    Quote Originally Posted by wogster View Post
    What we should do is ask Kodak to publish their discontinued emulsions under a creative commons licence. Then you could ring up Simon, send him a copy of the discontinued emulsion and ask him to get a master roll coated for you...
    I did a little work around a Fuji plant. Just getting ready to coat their own stuff wasn't a piece of cake. Coating a "foreign" product and getting it "right" is pretty unlikely.

    Think about going from one bakery to the next looking at pastries. Even with the chefs using the same recipe the results vary. Ok, Bon Bons might be clearly recognizable as such, but they aren't identical in the way we've come to expect a roll of Plus-X to be identical from batch to batch.
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    Just as a small aside here, the EK cold storage has a very expensive backup power supply. They have their own electric plant that kicks in if the local power fails. It is seamless and very large. Oh, did I mention expensive??

    It is coal powered.

    PE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Just as a small aside here, the EK cold storage has a very expensive backup power supply. They have their own electric plant that kicks in if the local power fails. It is seamless and very large. Oh, did I mention expensive??

    It is coal powered.

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    Interesting. So if they shut down their factory, they could always sell electricity to the local utility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madgardener View Post
    Interesting. So if they shut down their factory, they could always sell electricity to the local utility.
    If a company runs a backup generator for more than ~40 hours in a year you are subject to increased EPA regulations, very very expensive ones.

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    The Kodak plant also supplies steam and heat to the entire Park along with hot water which is piped underground. The coal burners have really serious scrubbers to produce little pollution, and one site has burners for chemical disposal.

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    Stick with Fuji While U Can?

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    ... That works out to $6.60 per roll...
    I know the Kodak E6 films are good, but one might be better off stockpiling Fuji Velvia 50 and Provia 100F.
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    It depends on what you want, doesn't it? Those films are all different, although the Velvia 50 and the E100VS are in the same ball park. If you like E100VS and want to keep shooting it, the 100D is the closest you will get. There's no doubt it's more trouble to deal with the 100D though in 400 foot rolls, and for me personally, I agree with you.

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