70 mm film

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  1. Curt

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    Is 70 mm bulk film available in any format?
     
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    Rollei Ortho 25 and Infrared 400 from Macodirect

    I am quite curious what do people need this format for...
     
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    Agfa offers a variety of films, BW, CN, CR, in 70mm DP bulk.
     
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    Curt, I picked up a 70mm Hassie back and a 100 foot roll of FP4 came with it - or maybe it was the other way round. I haven't gotten around to trying it as I have to cut down a 70mm SS reel I have to fit a SS tank I have. I also have a Beattie-Coleman Transet back for 4x5 that takes 64x92 images on 70mm with no perfs required. Maybe next year!
     
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    AgX, where can you get Agfa 70mm double perforated films?

    Terry
     
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    There's Portra 70mm that shows up on eBay from time to time...

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    I just checked eBay but nothing there.
     
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    Hasselblad A70 backs require double perforated film. The Porta's on ebay aren't.

    Terry
     
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    Forgot about that one. There's a can of Portra in the freezer, too. Looks like Maco has the DP in Rollei Ortho 25. I like Ortho once you get it tamed. Maybe if the dollar ever gets stronger against the Euro....
     
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    Via Agfa's aerial films dealers.
     
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    Sometimes they are. I'm pretty sure one of the ones I bought on there is perf'd, I'll have to check next time I'm digging in the freezer. For the record I believe the perf'd spec is SP481, while SP480 and SP473 are non-perf.

    Duncan
     
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    There is some Porta 160 on e-bay for the next six minutes. Seller: Ultrafineonline. You might check out their website as well.
     
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    After reading this I contacted Agfa as to to how to buy 70mm film (we have a pair of Rollei 6003's at the office, with 70mm backs,that we use for Natural Resource aerial photography). Agfa does make a lot of 70mm film, but it is expensive. In the U.S., it goes for $161.43/roll with a minimum order of 48 rolls (one case). A roll is 70mm wide and 100 feet long. Lead-time for the order is 74 days. Probably not practical for the hobbyist.

    Jim B.
     
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    Hmmm, whaddayaknow. The two rolls I have are SP473 and SP480, so both non-perf.

    Duncan
     
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    64x92mm, exactly what I need right now! Do you still have this back?
     
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    70mm film ( unperforated ) is fundamentaly used as Aerial film, usually on polyester base and used mostly in relation to aerial survey, not military applications ( now almost exclusively digital ).

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HAREMAN technology Limited :