Cut film for Rollei plate holders

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  1. rternbach

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    I am interested in using my Rollei plate holders with cut film in a pinhole camera I plan on building for Pinhole Photography Day. Assuming this is not an entirely foolish idea, what is the best souce of cut film for the holders? I prefer not to cut my own sheets or coat my own plates as I have no experience doing these things and would like to avoid dust, fingerprints, etc.

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  2. Ian Grant

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    That depends on the size of the film. Try Fomafoto or Fotoimpex as these two companies carry cut film in European sizes. I get my 9x12 cut film from Fomafoto.

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    Darkslide size is 2 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches. Holder pressureplate is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 =/- so i assume this is the larget piece of film that is usable.

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    Looking at Rollei Manual just now it says 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 (6x9) plates or sheet film "leaving one large margin for technical notes and indexing".

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    I bought some Rollei plate holders because I wanted the sheaths for my Voigtlander Avus plate holders.
    My sheaths hold 6.5 x 9cm sheet film.
    I am currently using APX 100 but you should be able to buy Ilford FP4 and ADOX CHS
    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_search.php?rfnc=404
     
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    I've e-mailed to fomafoto. Will try freestyle too. Fotoimpex does not seem to have an English language version running at present.

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    It looks like it's being re-written, it did have 2 or 3 days ago :D

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