No 120 transparency film

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  1. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It was bound to happen. Our little area of about 250,000 people only has two camera stores. I visited the largest today to pick up some 120 Velvia. Nope. Ektachrome? Anything? We have some tungsten balanced Ektachrome. I called the other store by phone. Nope. Now I need to buy film on-line. I guess the end is near.
     
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    I bought lots of 120 konica chrome I think it is. I have shot one roll but it is so hard to get processed I didn't bother with the rest. Wonder if I can shoot it and develope it black and white
     
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    There will probably always be a way for the discriminating consumer to buy what is desired.
     
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    The little man stood against a pole outside the camera store. He stood huddled in his heavy coat. As people left the store, he would open his coat and say, "Hey buddy wanna buy some slide film...."
     
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    That's a good one! :lmao:
     
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    they make 120 velvia?!?!
    man you must be able to project that on the side of a large barn....
     
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    Love the image of the guy outside the camera store! Made my morning! [It's 5:05 AM EST.]
     
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    Thanks, Mystery Scribe, it made my day too. I seem to buy everything else on line these days so I guess buying film will be just one more thing. I sort of like to check the dates on film but I guess those days are over for me.
     
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    I used to shoot 4X5 Velvia in the camera you see in my avatar. In the old days before printing presses were changed to digital, they used process cameras to make color separations from transparencies. Most commercial advertising photography was done on medium or large format transparency film. It only seems like yesterday. And today, I need to visit the man in the coat huddled by the door of the camera store. :)
     
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    You could also order over the phone, it may be possible to check the dates while ordering. I'm fortunate enough to have plenty of stuff available, I often shop (in person) at B&H and anything I've bought has always been very fresh. They have discounted sales on short-dated stuff, so it should be easy to avoid that if that's your concern.

    Dave
     

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