Photos With the Dead

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by maxbloom, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. maxbloom

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    Okay, so I know a number of us are pack-rats here. Some of us are just too scared to let go. We drop not-so-subtle lines into other threads about our no longer available films and papers. To the effect of "Well, I'll be going into the darkroom tonight to give that developer recommendation a try with my panatomic. Do you have any recommendations on how best to print it on my portriga?" So let's just get it all out there. If there's a thread in the equipment section about how many cameras we've got and how snazzy they are, then let's have a thread about all the things we horde that aren't made anymore.

    I'll start. Here's my arsenal, in no particular order of importance.
    4x5: Super XX, Kodalith, RSX II.
    120: RSX II, APX 25.
    35mm: Tech pan, bulk rolls of PanX, Kodachrome 25, Ektagraphic (kodalith).
    Paper: Ektalure G, Portriga. I'm still fiending for some Azo X, Y, or N.
     
  2. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    That just about sums up my entire stock of cameras and lenses...

    And I also have Guillemot paper, Perutz plates, Agfa film and HIE...

    Hmmm - this could be an interesting subject for something. Book? Gallery exhibition? Print exchange?

    Could be difficult to find sponsors, though! :wink:
     
  3. George Papantoniou

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    What a disgusting show-off...

    I've got 4x5 HIE, 4x5 and 35mm Tech-pan, 8x10 APX 100, some Ektalure, a few packs of Cadmium-containing Kentona, some Old Oriental G, some Record-Rapid, some (fogged, meant only for lith prints) Portriga etc
     
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    35mm: HIE, Svema 64 (I think I saw a roll in the box recently)

    120: Tech Pan, HP3
     
  5. rtuttle

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    I have a couple of boxes of Zone VI paper both VC and grade 2. Plus a box of Agfa Brovira grade 3 fb. I also have a box of Agfa MCFB 8x10 and MCC (which I tried and the DMin is way too high!).
     
  6. Stan160

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    12 rolls of EIR and 9 rolls of HIE.
    The latter being a nice surprise when I checked the freezer the other day, didn't think I had that many left.

    Incidentally, I watched a single roll of EIR sell for £31 on ebay last week. Not tempted to sell though ;-)
     
  7. David A. Goldfarb

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    When the price of Kodachrome 25 started getting absurd, I sold my stash of around 40 rolls from the last batch. It made more sense just to shoot a larger format, if I didn't particularly need 35mm slides--nice stuff though.

    I've got some Super-XX and Ektapan 8x10", 10x10" Haloid Industro as well as 8x10" Gr2 and 3 Azo, and 10 rolls of APX 100/120.
     
  8. Captain_joe6

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    I've got 4x5 Infrared, 4x5 Kodalith Type III, a bunch of 4x5 Plus-X that I'm reallty excited about, and finally, some SW Ilfobrom in grades 0 and 1.
     
  9. jgcull

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    I've got LOTS of boxes of paper that's been frozen for many years. Every kind. And they all make you look like you've got a skin disease... so says my daughter.

    I'll make any one of you a great deal on them all, just like I got!
     
  10. Thomas Bertilsson

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    Great post!

    I got burned using some outdated Agfa APX25 not so long ago, so with film I don't play that game anymore. All fresh and available Kodak TX / TXP, and Ilford FP4 (a few sheets and rolls of Foma but once they're gone I know my two favorites).

    With paper, I guess I have a load of Grade 2 and 3 Portriga (thanks, you know who you are) for lith printing, as well as some Azo G2 that I hope to use once I get my 5x7 rig going (a nice Century No2 that I got here for $75).

    Great post, by the way!

    - Thomas
     
  11. MarkS

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    I'm going to sell my Rolleicord as soon as I use up the last 10 rolls of Verichrome Pan.
     
  12. Silverhead

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    Not much, but I've got 8 rolls of EIR and three small boxes of Kentmere Art Classic.
     
  13. Vaughn

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    I have some 16x20 Portriga Rapid 111 stashed, some Ilford postcard paper, some 16x20 Ektalure "K" surface and several packs of 8x10 Oriental Center F (Grade 2). And I make silver gelatin prints maybe once a year.

    Vaughn

    Oh, and some tech pan 120 in the fridge along with some way-outdated Type 55 that still seems to work
     
  14. FredW

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    6 - rolls 120 Kodachrome 64
    1 box 4x5 Tri-X Ortho
    Partial box of Agfapan 400
    4 boxes 11x14 Tri-X Pan (1992)
    1 box 11x14 Ektapan (1992)

    Paper
    60 sheets 20x24 Oriental G2, do not have trays to process it.
    Oriental G1,G2,G3 11x14 partial boxes, still beautiful, no noticable fog, last time I tried it.
    Some Ilfospeed 2
    Forte Polywarmtone
     
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    My piddly supply of outdated film consists of 1 35mm cartridge Kodak 100UC and 1 35mm cartridge Kodak Portra 100T. The latter seems to have run away to California or that mysterious land where my socks go after drying.

    - Justin
     
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    60 plus rolls of 135-36 UC 400
    55 plus rolls of 120 UC 400
    both in the freezer [easier to do when one does not have a higher power]

    Brought both to keep them from the hoarders.

    Steve
     
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    A roll or two of Agfa Scala, some Forte PWT, (and Calumet's last package of PWT Art 8x10 on the way!!). A few sheets of Brovira #3, 16x20.

    Plus some boxes of Dupont Haloid that are older than I am, and a box of Kodak 8x10 glass plates also older than me.
     
  18. John Kasaian

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    Plenty of 100 asa 35mm Agfa APX and 120 VP still hiding out in the freezer next to the eskimo pies and lamahjoons, as well as some ULF film from J and C. Sadly, I recently loaded the very last of my Ilford FP-4+-oid from Freestyle (Arista Pro) and Photo Warehouse (Ultrafine) sheet film. My stash of 16x20 Agfa paper was lost in a flood awhile back :sad:
     
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    Still have a lot of EPN 220, a few APX25 and 400 in 120, and one roll of Ultra 50 120 which I'm saving for a special occasion.
     
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    I have a pretty good stockpile of Techpan in 4x5 and 35mm. I have some old ectalure in 120. A whole bunch of film for my Minolta 16s and Rollei 16. I have a bunch of APX100 and APX400 in 120 - Is that completely gone? Quite a bit of Forte Fortezo
     
  21. Phillip P. Dimor

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    a few 8x10 boxes of forte fb paper, 400ft+ of kodak 5" polycontrast (or polymax, I can't remember) 2000+ft of kodak 3.5" polycontrast.. A half box of kodalith. A graflex film pack adapter w/ kodak tri-x and another w/ plus-x.

    I wish they still made that pack film..
     
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    A 25 sheet pack of Oriental Seagull (the blue and white box with the funky 80s lettering) 20x24 Fiber VC paper, and four boxes of HIE 4x5.
     
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    I have a 200 odd rolls of EIR 35mm, a few hundred rolls of HIE 35mm, a few hundred rolls of Agfa Rs 1000 35mm, almost a hundred rolls of polachrome / polapan 35mm, a few hundred rolls of Agfa ultra, about 50 rolls of tech pan in 35mm and 120 and almost 100 glass plates of various emulsions. hmm and some small amounts of other special goodies mwhahaha! im so jealous of all those with 4x5 HIE though :-( was a tad before my time.
     
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    Mine is all 16mm ... 50,000' of Plus-X reversal mag stripe and 7374 'television recording film'

    the 7374 is enough to make a short feature in super16 if I kept shooting ratios low