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Should I or shouldn't I buy some(again)?

I see that some different emulsions of my recent nemesis the motion picture films that process ECN2 are up for sale on an online aution site. Now, my inner scientist feels intrigued by the whole “new stuff to experiment on” idea. But, my practical and sensible (read:parent) side keeps telling me to buy something a little more…well… predictable. For now, I watch the auction and hope that if anyone out there in the lomoverse that may end up bidding against me I hope you get the results you want. I wish I could see more of the results others have had trying these different films out.

written by fartstorm

2 comments

  1. alienmeatsack

    alienmeatsack

    Not sure if I am the right person to give you advice on this. I would, myself anyway, get the other film if it was reasonably priced. But, I am a crazy film lunatic who buys film that he finds for a good price just because it's there and it needs some love. I also love to experiment with new films.

    I've only really been 'burned' once by a format and age - a roll of 35mm double perf Ektachrome 64 that was sadly beyond usable. I can't bring myself to part with it even though Ive tried everything to get results out of it.

    My least successful rolls beyond that were some poorly stored 1970's Tri-X, which I found a sweet spot in and was able to get some results from.

    The moral here is, what does your heart tell you? Mine pushes me to try anything and everything. Even if it means spending money on things I don't need or might screw up.

    Sometimes the gamble pays off. Sometimes, not so much.

    I've actually wanted to try some of the ECN2 film and did some reading on how to get the remjet film off so it doesn't muck up your chemicals, etc. So I am curious about it as well.

    One guy I read about sent his off to a lab to be processed in bulk for a semi-reasonable fee. It seems to me the remjet layer is the main issue with it. Solve that, rule the world, 16mm wise anyway.

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  2. fartstorm

    fartstorm

    @alienmeatsack Thanks for the response! I found a local motion picture lab that took my 35mm cans in (without a receipt!) and told me they could provide the ECN2 processing for me "if that's what [I'm] after." I imagine that I'll have to wait for them to get enough color stock in to warrant a production run. They charge 50 cents per foot processed so my 108 exposures should be dirt cheap. If the turnaround time is reasonable, I may just get more of these Eastman numbers. Now I sit and wait for the e-mail that my film is ready for pickup.

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