Collecting Old Film

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  1. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    So I'm starting a collection of films that aren't produced anymore.

    On the list:
    • Tech Pan (in 35mm or 4x5)
    • Kodachrome 25
    • any Kodachrome in 120
    • Panatomic X (single roll, but bulk would be better)
    • APX25
    • Konica IR
    • The Holy Grail: Freezer-Kept Super XX

    So far I've got the TP in 35mm and the KC25. I would pay out the arse for freezer-kept Super XX.

    Any suggestions on other films, where to find these (aside from ebay), or offers to sell (if you guys have any) would be appreciated.
     
  2. Weaving Wax

    Weaving Wax TPF Noob!

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    I'm surprised that Time Zero Film isn't on there. I don't know where you could get it if you even want it other than ebay...
     
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    dinodan TPF Noob!

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    Omigod! You have Panatomic... 25 ASA, as I recall. How was it stored? I've heard that grain size increases with age, even when frozen. It was discontinued in '89, as I remember.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You might want to snag the color IR that's being D/C'd: Kodak EIR - while it's still minty fresh and $24 a roll....
     
  5. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    I don't have the panatomic yet...I have the Tech Pan, exp 2005 IIRC
     
  6. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    Bet I can find it. I'll have a look around tomorrow.
     
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    Ya, I would like some Super XX 8x10 or larger sheet film PLEASE!
     
  8. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    yeah good luck...i'd pay several hundred dollars for Super XX in 8x10
     
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    My friends and mentors have one of the last large stashes of super XX in sizes from 4x5 to 8x20, and perhaps some 18x22.

    Too bad it will never be produced again.
     
  10. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    Any chance you could hook me up? I'll pay serious cash for it. I'm looking for 4x5.
     
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    Wish I could help. They made a significant investment to buy the last of Kodak's stock once it was disscontinued, they do not sell it. It pops up on Ebay now and again, keep looking, I know I do!

    Also looking for any Azo contact printing paper, regardless of age!
     
  12. blackdoglab

    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    I think bergger makes xx now (with one more x, would it be a dirty film?) I wanna get some verichrome pan.
     

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