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03-14-2010, 12:14 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
The film base itself is different between 35mm and 120 film. OTOH, I also wonder if the market has just dried up to the point it isn't worth making the stuff any longer.
There is also a lot more of the purple anti-halation treatment, as well.

Still, it is rather odd, because at the same time, they are churning out their 35mm films for anyone who wants to slap a name on it, and they are practically giving the stuff away.

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I'd like to see 2 or 3 niche companies take over production of some of the best of the best including Kodachrome. I think they could make it work even though the be giant conglomerates that are "too big to fail" can not. If this doesn't happen at some point, film users are going to end up the flukked.
As much as I would like to see K25 back in my camera, I doubt that I could afford it under such limited distribution.
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I guess I'll treasure the few rolls of 120 Neopan 400 I have left. I was just at the camera store a few days ago picking up a stash of 100 Acros and saw lots of 400 in 120 roll there. Now I would cry a thousand tears if 100 Acros was discontinued. But I'm really not tearing up over the 400.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
As much as I would like to see K25 back in my camera, I doubt that I could afford it under such limited distribution.
That wouldn't necessarily be the case. Remember, there has been only 1 place to get it developed for a long time and it is still relatively affordable to get processed.

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I'm sory to hear about the Neopan 400 in 120 format. I just received an order of 20 rolls. Anyway for Europeans there are two affordable alternatives for the Neopan 400, Fomapan 400 and even better: Rollei Retro 400S of which I just shot a first test roll and which looks very promising. Just have to try if it pushes satisfactorily to 1600 iso like the Neopan 400 in rollfilm size does.

Rollei Retro 400S rollfilm in Rollei RHS, Rolleicord Vb, yellow filter:
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
There is also a lot more of the purple anti-halation treatment, as well.

Still, it is rather odd, because at the same time, they are churning out their 35mm films for anyone who wants to slap a name on it, and they are practically giving the stuff away.
True enough, but there just isn't a market for house brand B&W film any more (if there ever really was).
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True enough, but there just isn't a market for house brand B&W film any more (if there ever really was).
Oddly, that is what they are practically giving away with the LegacyPro brand from Freestyle.

Agnostic, I'm glad to hear good things about Fomopan 400, because that is the closest thing to Neopan 400 in the description and price. I would would have reservations about a truly retro film with a thick emulsion that will need a hardening fixer and long washes. Water is to be used thoughtfully here in the desert.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Agnostic Quote
...Anyway for Europeans there are two affordable alternatives for the Neopan 400, Fomapan 400 and even better: Rollei Retro 400S of which I just shot a first test roll and which looks very promising. Just have to try if it pushes satisfactorily to 1600 iso like the Neopan 400 in rollfilm size does...
Both Rollei Retro 80s and 400s 120 are available here in the U.S. through Freestyle. Price is $4.99/$3.99 per roll. We can also get RR 80s in 35mm (36 exp) for $3.99. I am thinking of testing a few rolls and if it is good, getting a couple of 100' rolls from Maco Direct.

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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
Oddly, that is what they are practically giving away with the LegacyPro brand from Freestyle...
Only in 35mm...

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This is a little off-topic, but I just noticed that nobody seems to be selling B&W in 220 anymore. Precious little in color either. Is there a preference for the short roll in the medium format world? (Never shot MF)

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Portrait (including industrial, product, fashion, nature/landscape) shooters used 120, wedding, event shooters used 220.
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This is a little off-topic, but I just noticed that nobody seems to be selling B&W in 220 anymore. Precious little in color either. Is there a preference for the short roll in the medium format world? (Never shot MF)

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I own two medium format cameras and a total of 7 backs. Only one of them is 220. I don't think I've shot more than a couple of rolls in that back. The longer rolls without backing have a reputation for getting scratched and being affected by dirt. Here in NM, the camera stores recommend against them because of the dust and dirt. I've shot so few 220 rolls, that I would not know if that is true. The main reason I don't shoot more 220 is that it is not stocked.

FWIW, I do find the 120 rolls to be the easiest to load for processing of any film, including 35mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Only in 35mm...

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Makes me worry that they are clearing out stock, and 35mm will be next.

Compared to the LegacyPro, Rollei Retro is very pricey here.
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This is a little off-topic, but I just noticed that nobody seems to be selling B&W in 220 anymore. Precious little in color either. Is there a preference for the short roll in the medium format world? (Never shot MF)

Steve
Yeah, it came up. I have a 220 magazine for my Mamiya, which mostly serves as a kind of emergency-reload should I be carrying just that Mamiya and anything were to get hectic. I'd just keep some Tri-X 220 around.
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What a shame.
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