Roll your own 116/616 film?

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  1. athanasius80

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    Does anyone still offer 70mm film stock? I know Film for Classics used to supply 116/616 film and 122 film, but they don't seem to offer them anymore.

    Thanks!
     
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    I don't know if any new production of 70mm film is still happening. I do know that there are plenty of sellers on EBay that do. Some of it is relatively new stock but most of it is old and/or expired film.

    Hope this helps.

    Doug:smile:
     
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    That came out really well gorbas. What film stock did you use?
     
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    Hmm... I always thought 116/616 film was wider than the 120 sizes.
     
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    It is - it is the same size as the wider, 70mm films.
     
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    You can get it from Agfa though in most cases probably at minimum order.

    IlfordPhoto have announced a special run.
     
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    hi chris

    i gave up on rolling film stock, and roll paper instead. i just cut it into strips, and tape it end to end ..
    i leave it rolled for a day or so before i use it ... modern rc paper is thin and in certain lighting conditions
    is about asa 25 ... ( and some box cameras have a yellow filter built in ) so it is the best of both worlds ...

    good luck !
    john
     
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    To make #116 format I used 70mm Kodak Double X Aerographic film 2405. They are the same width. Rolling your own with out slitting the film is easy.
     
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    Is it perforated?
     
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    How wide of an image area does that give you?
     
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    You have 60mm between perforations. Have you seen pictures I posted on Flickr?
     
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    That is a very clean looking camera! I guess the perforations are not so bad...
     
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    Thank you!
    My 70mm backs use perforated film and for a few rolls of 116 it's crazy to search and buy unperforated film. I do actually have a few feet of Maco unperforated slow speed film and I'm just thinking what is more fun, to make 116 or 120 from it?
     
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    I almost bought some of that film but got a special order of Ilford instead. After it is gone I may try some.
    There is a guy on eBay who makes spool adapters. I just bought a set of 120 to 122 and 70mm to 122!
     
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    Good for you! I found price for Ilford ULF run for 70mm totally uneconomical. Standard 120 will do trick for me when I run out of existing stock of 70mm. My experiment with #116 was just to take shelf queen outside, to a bit of fresh air.
     
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    Yea, it was a lot but the same as I was already using, so...$
    Now the spool adapters... Search on this number in eBay
    221978361359

    wwwholgamodscom
     
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    Ha, ha! I made the same adapters from empty 120 spools back in 1978. Pricey adapter!? Or I'm cheap? Today with 3D printing it's not that hard to make it.