Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] RGB... DOA or MIA?
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 00:10:41 EDT

In a message dated 04/26/2001 2:07:44 PM, you wrote:

<<Does anyone know if RGB is still available anywhere? It is 35 mm movie
film stock cut up and cassette-loaded, and  used to be sold and
processed by Seattle Film Works, and longer ago RGB and an outfit in
Texas. There was an option of negs & slides, plus prints if requested,
and later really dreadful scans to disk which they insisted on cropping,
thus destroying my 'full frame' intentions.>>

Years ago when I lived in Los Angeles I used movie film short ends reloaded 
into 35mm cassettes and sold as above described by RGB, a company that 
processed film for the movie industry.  It was the best (IMHO) negative film 
then available, and the slides were printed on the same color release film 
used for projection.  It was my main color film for years.  

I now regret having used the stuff.  The positive film, designed for 
projection, fades fast in storage.  Within 7 years, they looked like 30 year 
old E3.  Awful.  Only the relatively few Kodachromes I took during a 13 year 
period are still good.
Modern color neg is much better, and almost anything will outperform that 
kind of transparency.  Run!  Save yourself!  Too late for me :-(

Allen Zak

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