Dear Terri

Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by Alpha, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,454
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If I send you a roll of Maco IR 820 Aura, will you give it a try?
    http://www.mahn.net/TA820ce.pdf

    Sensitivity, obviously, is up to 820nm. Here's the hum-dingers though..."aura" means no anti-halation, AND it comes is 35mm, 120, 4x5, and 8x10. :drool:
     
  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    25,298
    Likes Received:
    2,081
    Location:
    In the mental ward of this forum
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Max: you know I've secretly adored you, right? :sexywink:

    :lol:

    Well, of course I would be happy to give it a try - but isn't this stuff discontinued?? How old is your stock? My husband has been trying, off and on, to pick up 120 format of this stuff and hits a wall everywhere he's looked. If this is a new roll, where'd you find it? I'm curious.
     
  3. Helen B

    Helen B TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,296
    Likes Received:
    465
    Location:
    Hell's Kitchen, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    terri,

    Maco IR820c is available in 120 as Efke IR820 from Freestyle, Retro and Fotoimpex.

    Oh, and in addition to the sizes listed by Max, it is also available in 5x7 and 127.

    Best,
    Helen
     
  4. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,454
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Helen, 820c is different from 820 Aura. 820c has the anti-halation backing. Aura does not. Also, Aura is not available in 5x7 and 127 according to Fotokemika.

    I have several rolls of the 820c. I don't have any of the Aura right now. Freestyle is the only US distributor of Fotokemika films. You'd have to call them, as it is not currently listed on their website. Retro and Fotoimpex do have stocks, though.
     
  5. Helen B

    Helen B TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,296
    Likes Received:
    465
    Location:
    Hell's Kitchen, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I thought that was evident from the name, so I didn't feel the need to explain it. I have about 40 rolls of 120 Aura left in the freezer if anyone is desperate for some old Aura, though I would like to keep some of it.

    Best,
    Helen
     
  6. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I recall hearing a roomer or I am starting one than the current Maco/Rollie IR maybe an Agfa aerial IR from the last run or direct from the Agfa supper. Also noticed that Maco/Rollie now has B&W positive film.
     
  7. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,454
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I wasn't criticizing you. I thought that you were correcting the Aura sizes that I listed.
     
  8. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,454
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    These rumors have been largely unsubstantiated. There's been some speculation that some of Fotokemika's emulsions are borrowed from Agfa Gaevert. That has neither really been confirmed nor denied by FK. It is doubtful though, as the new film they're billing as a tech pan replacement is distinctly different from APX25. I've shot on a number of the FK emulsions. At the very least, UP25 has a very different base, and I don't believe the emulsions are the same. From my test in TMAX developer, the 100 speed FK films don't seem to be the same as APX100. I don't recall if it was FK or Arista, but it does appear to be the case that one of them bought remaining bulk stocks of APX from Agfa-Gaevert as it went out of business and then rebranded them. As for B&W positive, I'm not sure. You'd have to check the FK website(s).
     
  9. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    25,298
    Likes Received:
    2,081
    Location:
    In the mental ward of this forum
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    So, what are you sending me, bub? 120, 35, either is fine. Or, you could substitute a bottle of JL Chave. I'm just saying.
     
  10. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    1) I did not say that Fotokemika was using Agfa emulsions. What I said was Maco/Rollei was now using Agfa stock from the original Agfa vendors.

    2) From what I recall reading in review in Shutterbug and on APUG the two IR films film seem to be clearly different.

    3) I have used UP25 in 35mm & 120, UP100 in 127 and APX100 in 35mm & 120. Have never used APX25. The Fotokemika films have a very soft emulsion and could never be confused for Agfa IMO
     
  11. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,454
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Sorry Jeff, I misunderstood you. The only thing I don't like about UP is that the base is so thin, it curls like hell. I have to keep it under a dictionary for about a month just to get it into my neg sleeves.
     
  12. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,454
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I've only got the IR820c, and in 120. I wish I could send you the Aura but I've got none. You might like the film but I figured you'd prefer the lack of anti-halation backing. Besides, I'd have to send you at least two rolls. IIRC, the ISO is pretty different from HIE, it would require some adjustments from your regular IR workflow (you shoot HIE with a 29, rated at 400 right?).

    As far as the Chave, the last bottle of their regular rhone that I had was corked :( and it's a pain to ship, though I might be able to work something out. In other news, I'd be happy to hook you up with some Ektalure if you'd like (about a dollar a sheet in 8x10)...it would love your oils.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

agfa avitone paper