7x17" film DESPERATELY

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  1. gattu marrudu

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    Hi,
    I am shooting a pinhole project for which I built a 7x17" camera.
    I started shooting with Bergger BPF200, then I moved to Efke KB100 which has great tones but had a fabrication defect.

    Now almost all 7x17" films seem to have gone out of production! Bostick & Sullivan has FP4, but it has too low reciprocity for long exposures. I would love to use Adox, but Fotoimpex only lets me order 10 packages at a time.

    Anybody knows where to buy 7x17 today?
    It would be of great help,

    thanks
    gm
     
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    Xray film-7x17 14x17 14x36 etc cheap enough to see reciprocity in action.
    Full speed blue is reported by folks to work at EI 200-250 or so, Green @ EI 125, in daylight ,so perhaps it will work for you.
     
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    Someone on the LF forum is selling T Max 400 7x17 and 14x17 to be cut down, frozen but expired.
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ad.php?t=48676
    I have bought and used frozen but expired T Max 400 before successfully, but not from this person.

    I have no personal connection.

    John Powers
     
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    I think there's still time to get in on the Ilford ULF special order, and you should be able to get HP5+, if FP4+ is too slow for your needs. There are various distributors. I've used The View Camera Store.
     
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    contact photowarehouse ( ultrafine )
    word is they are waiting for big master rolls ( 100 + 400asa )
    to arrive and they will custom cut film to any sheet film size
    ( like they used to ) ...

    good luck!

    john
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys.
    mmh, I am not sure whether to venture into X-ray film. I am developing in Formulary ABC+ for palladium printing. Would I get the right tonal range and contrast?
    I will have to wait for the large photography forum since I just subscribed and only 7+ day old subscribers can access the sales area. And I wrote Photowarehouse.

    And, of course, I made a mistake in the previous post... it's the Efke PL100, not KB100.

    Too bad 7x17 is getting so rare. It is such a beautiful format.

    gm
     
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    Reciprocity failure of FP4+ is no worse than that of PL100. If the Adox film suited your purposes, FP4+ should do so admirably.
     
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    c6h6o3, I think you are right. I compared the results of my reciprocity tests with Bergger BPF200 and Efke PL100 with some charts I found about FP4 and they look very close. I just thought Efke/Adox would be more forgiving with underexposure, due to their high silver content. Plus, the new Adox CHS has the clearest base I have ever seen (at least in the 35mm version), and that helps a lot with palladium printing.
     
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    gattu marrudu,

    Your project looks very interesting. Great work.

    I was not aware that you were also new to the LF Forum. I checked the for sale post again this morning (Sunday) and I am sorry to say that the film is now sold.

    John Powers
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Thanks, I found other sources anyway. I will definitely go FP4 then.
     
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