The Oddity File -- Fuji Eterna 500 Movie Film

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Michael Benveniste, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. As mentioned a few weeks ago, I found a place that will still do ECN II
    processing. So I bought a 200' can of Eterna 500 off of eBay, and shot
    a test roll in my F100. Here is a report on my results:
    http://webwhat.home.comcast.net/Eterna.htm

    Interesting stuff, but as much as it pains me to say it, a dSLR is
    probably a better choice for most tasks where you'd consider using this
    film.
     
    Michael Benveniste, Aug 23, 2005
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    Awesome stuff. Thanks so much for sharing. This is definitely very
    interesting, and opens up some unique opportunities.
     
    Gordon Moat, Aug 23, 2005
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Thanks Michael, that is very interesting.

    Have you ever thought about trying Kodak Vision 500T, which seems to be
    an equivalent film? (fast tungsten-balanced)
     
    Bill Tuthill, Aug 23, 2005
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  4. My original plan was to use 500T, but the eBay search came up with the
    Fuji product came up first. Pure luck of the draw. Since I have over
    1000 frames of the Eterna left to shoot or otherwise get rid of, I think
    I'll urge someone else to take up the gauntlet.
     
    Michael Benveniste, Aug 23, 2005
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    Jeremy Guest


    I noted on the web site that the photofinisher did the scans. I assume
    that these scans were the typical low-resolution jpg's that are
    equivalent to Kodak's Picture CD. That would limit the usability of the
    images, which would be the approximate equivalent of 1.5MP digicams.
     
    Jeremy, Aug 24, 2005
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  6. The CD images were 2000x3000, which is considerably better than
    the typical .jpg's and more than good enough for web page purposes.
    I had no issues scanning the negatives with a Canon FS4000US, so
    the full range of traditional film options remain.

    If you email me by removing the "-offer" from the address, I can
    either scan a shot or send you the .jpg as it came from the lab.
     
    Michael Benveniste, Aug 24, 2005
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    Jeremy Guest



    Ritz Camera scans at 2000x3000? That is much better than I expected.
    Is that their standard scanning resolution (do they offer a choice?)? I
    just might try them out.
     
    Jeremy, Aug 24, 2005
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  8. I don't think I've tried a Ritz Camera outlet in at least a decade, and
    doubt they handle ECN II film. The lab I used was
    http://www.thecamerashop.com/, which offers several choices.
     
    Michael Benveniste, Aug 24, 2005
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Would you sell some of your Eterna stock, loaded into 35mm cassettes?
    I don't have a bulk loader but would like to try it for theater and
    dance performances this fall. Thanks.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Aug 24, 2005
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Joseph Kewfi, Aug 24, 2005
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    Jeremy Guest


    I could swear that Ritz and the Camera Shop merged. Oh well, my
    mistake. Sorry.
     
    Jeremy, Aug 24, 2005
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