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Melvin England
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Reading through this forum and piles of magazines throughout the years I have read about the various film stocks. Eastman Kodak, Technicolor,LPP to name but a few, but how can I actually find which stock a film is printed onto? I did believe it was printed along one edge of the film,but don't seem to be able to spot it. Can someone enlighten me,please?

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Antonio Costa Mota
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I am Also keen to know how can ONE tell lhe diferente.

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Antonio Costa Mota
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I am also keen to know how to tell the difference.Thanks.

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Andrew Woodcock
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Sometimes there are NO markings. But later Agfa, Fuji and of course, Kodak Lpp
All still have great colour left in them in the vast majority of cases.

I.B. Technicolor is considered to be best of all stocks for stability but is only relevant to the professional gauges.

Eastman now all too often has faded, even if not completely, it generally shows some degree of shift towards red or brown for others.

Once you have a collection of films from various eras , it soon becomes obvious what category each falls into.

It has been discussed here many times this subject, including links to excellent web sites identifying the different film stocks on all the gauges over all of the eras.

A little research here will bring these to your attention.

This is a great one to begin with:
http://www.paulivester.com/films/filmstock/guide.htm

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