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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

And I hope you don't mind a quick plug for my friend Vicky's website:

http://www.vickyslater.com/

I think her dreamy landscapes really capture the feeling of a place.

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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

Yes, I was aware of the impending Fuji price hike. It hasn't been possible to get those films in 220 for a while, I didn't know they even still made them in 220, so it's no biggie for me. The price rise isn't good news though.

Portra is available in 220 though. And from her web site it looks like she uses Portra quite a bit?
http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/por...ack-2314-p.asp

Great web site, by the way. It does seem to me that one can be more creative with film without having to resort to computer wizardry.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

Thanks for the link Simon, I've passed it on to Vicky.

Actually I think she likes out of date film - she likes the muted colours and despite what you might think from looking at some of her work she doesn't do a lot of Photoshopping. So she would be delighted to discover a heap of old stock lying around somewhere!

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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

It's good to hear that film is having a revival, but I can't help fearing that it will be short lived, Either the range stocked will be too limited for many enthusiasts - or they will stock a complete range and suffer a lot of stock becoming outdated

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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

I have only just discovered this thread, but I am fascinated by this subject.

220 roll film was never as popular as 120 as it dispensed with the backing paper, so allowing more exposures per roll. However, the unprotected 220 roll film is more prone to scratching than 120.

Back on the subject of B&W films, I wonder who is buying and using it? Is it a fad or a longer term trend? And what sort of cameras are they using the films in?

Of course one of the joys and challenges of monochrome photography is selecting the correct filtration. How many of today's users will understand this, and just how easy is it to buy red, green and yellow filters these days?
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

I think it's a trend that's being going on for four or five years now, a growing number of people, like Simon and myself, are going back to film. As well as the numerous film groups on Flickr check out some of the Facebook groups such as:
Film Photographers https://www.facebook.com/groups/119931904758842/
Traditional Film Photography https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204726459/
Or forums such as http://apug.org

And yes, Black and White shooters understand the importance of filters and they're easy enough to buy. I personally have four different sets, one for my Rollei TLR, one for my Bay 50 Hasselblad lenses, a Lee 100mm system and some 49mm for my OM lenses. The Lee 100mm system can be used on any of them, of course, but sometimes it's good to have something small and portable with you.

Film is definitely alive, well and growing.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

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Film is definitely alive, well and growing.
I am very pleased to hear it.

I use mainly Velvia myself, which seems to be getting more and more expensive and difficult to find. The only chemistry available now is by way of Tetenal kits, which have doubled in price in recent years, so I shall continue with Peak Imaging for now.

The future of B&W looks fairly secure, but I do wonder about colour.
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I am very pleased to hear it.

I use mainly Velvia myself, which seems to be getting more and more expensive and difficult to find. The only chemistry available now is by way of Tetenal kits, which have doubled in price in recent years, so I shall continue with Peak Imaging for now.

The future of B&W looks fairly secure, but I do wonder about colour.
Velvia isn't that expensive in 120, although Fuji are hiking the prices in October. I pay 25 for 5 rolls with free postage, that's no more than any other colour film, or B&W for that matter.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fuji-Velvi...item4195a419ec

As far as processing E6 is concerned, the 5 litre Tetenal kit is about 70 and in the Jobo it works out at about 1 per roll of 120 or two rolls of 35mm so it is quite a saving on sending it to a lab. There is also the Fuji Hunt 6 bath kit but that's more expensive at around 100.
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

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I have only just discovered this thread, but I am fascinated by this subject.


Back on the subject of B&W films, I wonder who is buying and using it? Is it a fad or a longer term trend? And what sort of cameras are they using the films in?

Of course one of the joys and challenges of monochrome photography is selecting the correct filtration. How many of today's users will understand this, and just how easy is it to buy red, green and yellow filters these days?


I am!!
I dug out my old OM10 recently, mainly to have a look at the 50mm lens on it, but a couple of days later, I noticed that Boots were doing a 'buy one, get one half price' on their films. So I plumped for a couple of rolls of Ilford 125 ISO.
It's been very nice using a plain, simple, easy-to-use camera again. The trouble is of course, you're restricted to far fewer shots and there's no review mode!
Still, a few more pictures and then I'll drop off both of the films to see how I got on.
Just like the old days...
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Re: Boots the Chemist to stock Roll Film !

It takes me ages to get around to processing the films. I just enjoy using a film camera.

For me the greatest joy is pulling a roll of freshly processed Velvia roll film out of the tank and holding it up to the light for the first time. I also enjoy using fast prime lenses and seeing them snap in and out of focus in a waist level finder on the OM's focusing screen, with no fancy displays to get in the way.
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