New at Photokina 2012: ADOX Super8 Reversal Film

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  1. zsas

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    Mirko - Any details on th Super 8 film or do we need to wait to the 18th (when Photokina starts)?

    I saw this line on your site:

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    http://www.adox.de/english/index.html



    Here I thought Photokina would be the typical gadget race; yet ADOX comes to the show with some intriquing items! Good job ADOX!

    p.s. - We now have threads for the other ADOX announcements:

    Silvermax Film/Dev


    Colour Imposion modified colours film
     
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    Thanks for starting this thread, Andy.

    I can wait until the 18th, if Mirko can't spill the beans early, but what I'm intrested in is whether the Super 8 reversal film is B&W or color, what ISO, whether it is daylight or tungsten balanced, and what notch code is used on the cartridges. I'd also like to know if it will be available in DS8 spools or in bulk for respooling onto DS8 camera spools.
     
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    PAN-X-Reverso is a black and white reversal material which is extremely sharp and has a wonderful modulation.
    It does not block in the highlights and has plenty of reserve in the blacks.

    This film is our replacement for the discontinued Plus-X reversal film from Kodak.
    We manufacture it in house in a new Super8 cartridge (not from Kodak).
    The cartridges are marked for 100 ASA.
    You need to shoot it as a tungsten film (as with any B/W material: without filter).
    We tried a few labs and they got it right at the first shot.

    The film will be available at PHOTOKINA 2012.

    Visit us in Hall 6.1, booth F26.

    Have fun filming!

    Mirko
     
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    Awesome Adox!

    Heck, as cheap as used 8mm gear is this would almost tempt me to buy a camera and projector to play around with (is this a standard black and white reversal process you can do at home easily enough?)

    Adox is doing some really wonderful things.
     
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    Thanks Mirko. It sounds fascinating. I'm looking forward to trying it. I'll develop one myself and send another out for processing for comparison.
     
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    Roger,

    I almost forgott: We will be introducing a simple to use B/W reversal Kit as well to go with the film.
    We tried to get this done for Photokina but more than a sample and leaflet will not be there next week.

    Mirko
     
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    I use the Kodak formulas for D-94 first developer, R-9 potassium dichromate bleach, and either D-95 or Dektol for second developer. Will this work for PAN-X-Reverso? What about D-94A with R-10 potassium permanganate bleach?
     
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    Will you offer the film in other sizes in the future ?
    16mm single and double perf as well as 35mm would be on my wish list? Pretty please. :smile:

    Dominik
     
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    Dominik,

    there are still plenty companies out making 16mm film at very, very tightly calculated prices.
    This business area is not in our scope as we will be unable to compete with them.
    We see the lack of products mainly in Super8 as there is actually a fear that Super8 will vanish totally depending on how things go at Kodak.
    So for now we are very happy to have a Super8 product out.

    Mirko
     
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    Mirko there are currently more films for Super 8 than for any other format. Every colornegative shooting stock for 35mm is available in Super8, even APX has speen respooled, Fuji reversal films as well as Fomapan 100R are available in Super8

    Still congratulations, whish you the best of luck with this new product.
    Dominik
     
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    Mirko, what about supplying development tanks for Super8 as well? I don't want to risk any money with these russian lomo tanks so a German distributor or a better, reliable source would be great. I don't feel like building my own development tank but would really like to develop Super8 myself as well. Just a suggestion :wink:
     
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    Some new developing tanks would be nice, but the market would be really small, I would think. A way to develop in a Jobo or similar processor might be easier to design, although I tried that years ago and couldn't home-engineer a solution.

    But the UPB-1A Lomo tank works fine, if you get one in good condition. They are a bit tedious to load. There are smaller tanks that won't hold 50 feet of film.
     
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    We are film manufacturers, not hardware guys :-(
     
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    This is very, very awesome! Thank you ADOX!...If only someone came out with a new super 8 camera!
     
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    Well, that's the problem. I don't want to spend a load of money on some uncertain ex-east-block seller and then end up paying a of import taxes here in Austria as well as a hefty sum for our postal system to collect the taxes upon delivery etc. only to discover I bought a useless brick. No sir, I'd rather prefer buying from a reputable company with warranty, returns guarantee etc. I'd even pay more for it, no questions asked, but I don't wanna play russian roulette :whistling:
     
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    I prefer a solution I can use inside a changing bag as I have to make my darkroom lighttight every time I use it and it's only 99,8% light tight. No problem for b&w positive development but far too risky for everything else. Also too bulky - I'm running out of storage space already :wink:
     
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    Mirko, that is awesome news. With all the uncertainties surrounding Kodak, I was especially worried about what would happen to Super 8. This is just great news, a new Super 8 film.
     
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    This is the best news in many time!

    It would be great to have this stock in Double-Super8 too! No extra charge to produce it and more market for this emulsion...
     
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    Or even good old Regular 8. Looks like Kodak will no longer perforate 16mm film to make regular 8.
     
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    John Schwind sells regular 8mm film that is reperfed 16mm film. I don't know if he does the reperfing himself or if he has it done for him.

    Regular 8mm film is 16mm wide on the camera spool, and is only slit after processing. It uses the same perfs as 16mm film, but twice as many of them. In order for this new film to be available in regular 8, it would need to be supplied in 16mm, either as single or (preferably) double perf film, and then the additional perfs would have to be added in between the existing ones.

    DS8 is also 16mm wide, but it uses Super 8 perfs, which are smaller and more square than 16mm perfs. You cannot reperf a single or double perfed 16mm film to make it. You'd need 16mm unperfed, or have it perfed for DS8 by the manufacturer.
     
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    I don't know about the new ADOX perforator, but perhaps it's not that difficult to make 16mm wide strips with super-8 perforations.

    Aside that, they can sell the super-8 film in bulk cans too, for recharging cartridges of for use in single-8 cameras. I'm a single-8 user, as many friends of mine, so this option should be really great.
     
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    All you have to do is poke little holes in the side. Right? :wink:
     
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    I thought the following was common knowledge among Regular-8 users. I'll pass it along again (quote from John):
     
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    I haven't bought from John in a long time, ic, so I didn't know that. Thanks.

    Well, there is still Fomapan in regular 8 and DS8. Maybe Orwo too, I don't know.