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    Kodak 64T Electronic Output Film

    I posted this on pn, but I thought I might find more experienced folks over here on APUG. I should have thought of this first.

    I found a few 50 sheet boxes of 8x10 Kodak 64T Electronic Output Film in the clearance bin at a local camera store. It is old film, two or three years out of date. I was told that it was kept refridgerated up until about three months ago. The boxes were marked $50 each, but I was told I could have them for $20 each. I didn't buy because I don't really know what it is used for.

    Has anyone had experience with this film, especially for use as a camera original film? I gather it is intended for use in film recorders to transfer digital images onto film, and is higher contrast than normal 64T film. It is E6 process, just like regular 64T.

    Current stocks of this film in 8x10 50 sheet boxes go for $360. For $20 I can afford to experiment with a box of it, but I'd like to know whatever anyone might be able to tell me about it.

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    I have used the iso100 variant of this film in camera and it appeared to be avery very close cousin to EPP. I also have used to Electronic out put paper it was almost identical to Supra.

    If I were to guess Kodak is rebadging existing product.
    Last edited by mrcallow; 10-17-2004 at 01:44 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Well, I ended up buying two 50 sheet boxes of the 8x10 Kodak 64T Electronic Output film, and five 50 sheet boxes of 8x10 Kodak 64T EPY 6118 film, all for $10 per box.

    I haven't tried the Electronic Output film yet, but I've already tested the EPY 6118. I took a couple of pictures of my darkroom and processed them in my Jobo. This film expired in 2000, but it seems perfectly fine in my inexperienced judgement. Lovely, in fact, although I don't have any fresh film to compare it with. In truth, I've never shot LF transparency film before, so I really don't know what to look for. All I know is that this stuff is almost unbelievably beautiful when you look at it on a light box.

    I also picked up 17 of the 20 sheet boxes of Fuji Astia RAP 4x5 Quickload film for $10 each. They expired in February of 2004 and were kept refrigerated, so I'm sure they'll be good enough for me to play with.

    Had all this film been fresh and sold at current B&H or Adorama prices, it would have cost $3705.00. I don't feel so bad paying $240.00 for it.

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    If the epy doesn't have a colour cast, check the dMax and see if some light will pass through and if it is a little blue. I have noticed the older chromes go blue in the dmax and the newer chromes go pink over all when they start to feel their age.

    Even if it is past prime it is still a great deal. If worse comes to worse the kodak will crossprocess nicely.

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    I can't see any unusual color cast in any color. Everthing looks true. My darkroom has every color from bright white cabinets to totally shiny black Delta sink. The bottle and glass of Young's Oatmeal Stout on the counter is exactly the right color. So is the box of Kodak EPY on the counter, the paper safe, the Saunders easel hanging on the wall, the Jobo 3005 drum, the blue nitrile glove, gray/black counter tops, wood desk that my enlarger sits on, white paper, aluminum reflector for my contact printing light, copper water pipes, etc. All looks color accurate.

    The film must be fine. I wish I could scan it, but it's 8x10, and my scanner won't handle it.

    By crossprocess, do you mean C-41? How would that affect it?



 

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