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Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

I kid you not,

There is an article in this weeks Amateur Photographer about Boots the Chemist starting to stock 120 Roll Film.

According to a Boots spokesperson such is the surge in film usage especially Black and White they are to stock 120 Roll film.

Considering Boots is a large PLC and likely to therefore only stock goods that turn-over quickly or they see considerable demand for this is quite something.

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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

Let us know when they start stocking 5x4 Velvia. If I go back to film it will be large format. I fancy a nice monorail now you can pick up lenses for the price of a few days rental.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

Yes things are looking up for film in many ways. The Ilford press release about Boots stocking more of their film is here: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/pressroom/article.asp?n=205

Unfortunately the only way to get 5x4 Velvia is from Japan. Easy enough on Ebay and postage from Japan is normally fairly quick. The only 5x4 transparency film available in the UK is Provia.

I quite fancy one of these myself
http://www.chamonixviewcamera.com/045F1.html
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

Something like that would probably work for me these days. I wouldn't need the versatility of a monorail if I'm being realistic. I suppose Provia 100 would be usable even if it's a bit faster than I'm used to.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

Certainly easier to use in the field than a monorail.
This looks promising too - and possibly less than £130 for the basic camera when it becomes available:
http://www.theintrepidcamera.co.uk/

I recently bought 100 sheets of expired Provia. Bit of a gamble buying expired film but I'm pleased with the results from it so far.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

I was always a monorail guy but I wonder how easy it would be to find bag bellows or extension rails these days.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

I don't think you'd have any problem finding accessories. If you couldn't find it on Ebay there are companies like Linhof and Sinar that still make large format gear.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

I don't think I ever used a Linhof and I never rated Sinar as highly as a lot of people rated them. The best thing about the popularity of Sinar was that most accessories were available to rent. Thanks to this thread I started looking at what large format cameras are still available and digital backs for them.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

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Thanks to this thread I started looking at what large format cameras are still available and digital backs for them.
You're welcome David

I am just about managing to resist purchasing that Ebony 4"x5" I mentioned, however given I keep revisiting the site each day to see if it's still there the omens are not good, what is that saying ....'resistance is futile'

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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

TBH Simon, as it's about 25 years since I sold my large format kit it was interesting to see what was available these days.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

Interesting. In my days of using a Mamiya RB67 I can safely say that at 1 per exposure (or 8 shots per roll) I had a very high rate of "keepers".

I'd say possibly 50-80% were keepers...

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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

I'm not surprised film is starting to do well again. The entry price of large format digital is pretty hideous, and that's not going to change anytime soon.
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I'm not surprised film is starting to do well again. The entry price of large format digital is pretty hideous, and that's not going to change anytime soon.

It's not 'large' format film that the real growth is being seen in, it's 35mm and 'medium' format roll film.

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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

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Thanks to this thread I started looking at what large format cameras are still available and digital backs for them.
How about an 8x10 digital back, David?
http://aphotoeditor.com/2011/08/23/m...-capture-back/

He only uses the back to replace Polaroids and still uses film for the final shot though.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

A friend who still likes using film in her Hassy pointed this out yesterday:

http://www.pdnonline.com/news/Fujifi...ck-14120.shtml

She is fed up because she has a 220 film back and thinks it will become impossible to find film for it. The page says that as well as Fuji withdrawing lots of films in 220 format, the price of other colour neg films is going up - so it's not all good news

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