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:

    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
    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
  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
  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
  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, 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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