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Re: filmscanners: Neg film for scanning



Mike is right.  There are no "supermarket" brands.  3M/Scotch used to be 
a main supplier of these no-brand films, but I think they left that biz. 
  So most, if not all North American supermarket brands are either 
rebranded Fuji or Konica/Sakura, both of which are decent films, and 
even Kodak supplies some unbranded films now.  Unless the printing is in 
something like Russian or Iraqi, the odds of the film being anything 
other than the 3 mentioned above, are close to nil.

Look to the processor if you find quality control problems.

(Off Topic) Art

Michael Moore wrote:

> Alan.... Many of the so called generic or "supermarket brand" are made
> by major manufacturers (konica, etc.) It sounds to me like your
> scratches and muck problem is a Laboratory problem, not a film
> problem... try to find a good custom lab where they use a dip and dunk
> processor as opposed to a roller transport processor... the difference
> is that with dip and dunk, the film is hung from a hanger and weighted
> so it can be dipped into and out of the process chemistry without any
> thing such as rollers touching it... roller transports are ok if they
> are meticulously cared for (which most consumer labs don't) but they
> still have their problems... a professionally run dip and dunk line is
> absolutely the best way to process your negs... you should see a huge
> difference in the scratches and muck problem.
> 
> Mike M.
> 





 




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