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Old 11th September 2012, 02:43 PM
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Default Unknown "Movie film"


I'm kinda new to film photography and while wandering around in Kuala Lumpur for a trip, a guy walked up to me and told me about his hobby. His English was poor and he offered me a roll of so called "movie film" (his words). There is a sticker on the side says t222 or TZZZ (f222, fzzz?) or something like that. All I understood was that the film has to be developed different from other kinds of film, but since i have no knowledge about film whatsoever, maybe one of you guys know what kind of film it is.. I kind of lost hope already and it's a very vague discription but I thought i'd just try a post on this forum.

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Old 20th September 2012, 09:13 AM
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Having worked there for a short space of time when I was with BA, I tend to think he was trying to sell you some porn!
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Old 20th September 2012, 07:33 PM
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It might have been 35mm unexposed and undeveloped movie film. If it was then it might come in a very large drum i.e. hundreds of feet of the stuff and might be colour or B&W and either negative or reversal film. Maybe it is reversal which is why he said developed differently.

There is also the issue of "remjet" backing on movie film which 35mm still film doesn't have.

Given all these factors and including the possible "porn" explanation I wouldn't lose any sleep over not buying it

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Old 21st September 2012, 08:59 AM
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Could it read as "5222"? If so, it is Eastman Kodak Double-X 35mm. I have been shooting that stuff for a few years now. I also shoot the ORWO MP films but they do not have codes like the ones you have. What sort of can was it in?

35mm B&W motion picture film does not have the thick black remjet backing - only the colour films have that.
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