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Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by Soul Rebel, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Soul Rebel

    Soul Rebel TPF Noob!

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    I mean really, really cheap. I went to the dollar store with my sister and they had a wrack of this stuff for a buck, obviously. All it says is Konica-Minolta 200 VX Super. Under process it says CNK-4 and C-41.

    Now I know this stuff is not going to win any awards for quality but I was curious if anybody else had found something this cheap and what kind of results you got. Heck, maybe this stuff isnt that bad afterall and I should head back there and stock up on it.
     
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    is it cheap because it's out of date?
    I used out of date once before years ago....several months past the date and the shots turned out fine.

    I use digital now so no need to worry about such details but if you do go ahead with the purchase i'd be reluctant to use the film for an important shoot or assignment in case the film is rotten.

    You could get one developed and see how it comes out....you said yourself it's only a dollar, so why not buy a couple and try them?
     
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    Stores often clear out stuff that's ALMOST past it's use by too, because even though it's usable for quite a while after the use by, they can't sell it at full price. Friend mine bought some 800 speed colour stuff for 2:20 australian a roll. pretty good value for a pro film.
     
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    i think my story about bread will fit in quite nicly here we went down the co-op late one night and bought 20 bread loafs for 50p :D god know why we bought em but we did and then had a bread fight arrrrr gd time.


    ill get me coat
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Go back, pick up a roll, shoot it, and then decide. Even if it's out of date, if it gives a decent result it might worth getting a few more rolls to store in the fridge. :)
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I personally haven't liked the Konica I've used. I got a whole box (as in, like 100 rolls) a while back from someone who used them for work, but no longer needed them. I still have most of the box. It's probably out of date by now. I should find something to do with those.
     
  7. Soul Rebel

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    I picked up one role since I had no cash and had to borrow this dollar that I used. I havent had a chance to take any photos with it yet though but I am going to try that soon.

    I am not sure about the date since I threw away the packaging and there is nothing on the role itself.
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Keep them until your wedding day then pull them all out of their canisters and tie them to the back of your limo!!! Man that would be cool.

    Also, that bread fight sounds like it was awesome!!!!!! This is my sort of forum! hehehehe :lol:
     
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    Most branded film is ok these days - i'd buy some.

     
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    Awesome idea!
     
  11. DocFrankenstein

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    I dream of running into cheap out of date BW film.

    The only thing I see is a year overdated kodak gold on sale for 5.99. :puke-rig:
     
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    The reason it's cheap is because Konica is getting out of the film business and very large stocks have been pushed out to suppliers to get rid of them fast. Silverprint had factory fresh ISO200 C-41 film for £1 a roll and single use cameras for £2 a while back, but seem to have sold out. Try it, and if you like it then grab as much as you can while it's still available. It will freeze nicely and keep more or less indefinitely.
     

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