TMax400 (TMY-2) 5X7 group buy at Canham

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  1. michaelbsc

    michaelbsc Member

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    Hey gang, just a reminder that there's still an active attempt to get a co-op purchase of TMY-2 5X7 together by Keith Canham.

    I heard from him this past week about the 8X10 group purchase, and the film is schedule to be cut and packaged in April. So that one is a done deal.

    But the 5x7 is still lacking enough pre-orders to make a go of it. And I cannot possible fill in the rest of the order requirement.

    So, is there any interest in TMY-2 5X7 as a one time purchase for hoarders?

    Or am I just being a moron for not moving along and finding something else? (sniff..)

    Michael
     
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    Why 400? Humm I guess with the 3.8 14.5" in the studio it would be nice.

    Are they boxes of 25, 50, 100? How many will help?
     
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    http://www.canhamcameras.com/kodakfilmstatus.html

    http://www.canhamcameras.com/

    Boxes of 25 sheets. If the order completes before the April price increase it's $75 per box.

    Not sure why Keith chose to attempt to get an order together for TMY-2 instead of TMX, but most of my LF lenses need all the speed they can get. I don't know anyone with an available light f/1.4 250mm in a Copal shutter.

    Honestly the web site isn't a great marketing tool for him. It's a little difficult to find stuff. But it is there, and you can call him at the phone number on the page. (480.250.3990)

    It is clearly a small operation, but if he can get the film, then that's what counts.

    MB
     
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    Big problem is the cost. Much higher then the available HP5 and FP4 for around $44 per 25 or even Tri-X at around $58 per 25. You really have to need the TMY. I only do smaller prints but if I was going maybe 6x the TMY might be better compared to HP5. Also much better reciprocity and that can be a life saver at times. And I believe the alt process guys like it because it can get to a higher contrast easier then HP5.
     
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    I agree on cost kinda steep for me. I'll stick with the euro brands and keep Kodak products in roll form.
     
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    TMY2 has sufficient detail that you don't need a 100 speed film for image quality. I don't shoot 5x7, but I like having the TMY2 option in 4x5/8x10. TMX has or had a UV blocking layer in it, making it less of a choice than TMY2 for alt-process. When I'm shooting soft focus outdoors, I like a slower film like fomapan 100 as the shutters aren't that fast and I'm shooting wide open. When I'm shooting with the symmar-s, I am using a smaller aperture and/or flash and the speedier film is nice.