New color films under Voigtländer name

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  1. Richard Mendales

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    I was just searching for the new Nikon-mount lenses which Cosina is marketing under the Voightlaender name, when I encountered a German site that listed five apparently new color films being marketed under that name. These include three print films, and, even more interesting, two slide films. Does anyone know who is manufacturing these films, and what their features are? The slide films would be especially exciting if someone new is entering the market (as opposed to films already on the market under a new/old name).

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    Great! I have an old folder that tells me to use Voigtländer-film. Finally I can use it! :D
    /matti
     
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    My best guess would be Fuji as Kodak claims not to rebrand. Only other though is Konica. Konica sold its coating plant so a long shot would be someone is doing custom runs, doubtful but who knows. If someone can score a roll and see where it is make it would be a start.
     
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    I guess those are originating from

    AgfaPhoto Vista 200 and 400
    AgfaPhoto CT Precisa 100
    Agfachrome CT Precisa 200
    Agfa APS Star 200
     
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    Agfa Gevaert seems to be making some sort of filmish products for aerial photography and the movie industry.
     
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    some sort of filmish...???


    (BTW, they don't produce APS-films in Mortsel, David...)
     
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    Voigtländer films have been available here in Germany for years. They are distributed by the Ringfoto group which owns the brand voigtländer.
    It's just another rebranded film.
     
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    Meaning, they make a film product for what looks like the recording of optical sound tracks, and they make what I think is a print film for making transparencies from aerial negs--filmish things, in other words, as opposed to camera films.
     
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    Is there an english language link and is the chrome available in 120?
     
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    Some months back, maybe even a year or more ago, I purchased some rock-bottom priced Voigtlander slide film from an online store. I think it was like 97 cents a roll. It was past its prime, though. However, the edge numbering is identical in type style and format to Fuji products.
     
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    They may claim this, but at least in Germany they do.
    A month ago I exposed 40 films of Paradies Dia 100, a german drugstore brand. They are identical to Kodak elitechrome 100.
     
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    My guess would be some re-branded Konica given the Cosina/Voightlander connection.

    I wonder if Mr. Kobayashi's (sp?) commitment to film photography has enlarged to encompass the media as well as the gear?
     
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    Originally Voigtländer films, plates and chemicals were made for them by Gevaert.
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    The Voigtländer name is still German owned, by Ringfoto GmbH & Alfo Marketing KG. Ringfoto is known for re-branding Agfa and Ferrania film, and have a licensing deal with Cosina who manufacture the current Voigtländer rangefinder cameras.

    Ian
     
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    hallo

    @jd: the homepage of voigtländer is also avaiable in english. bit there is no big info about the films. but mail their support.

    ag

    thomas