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Terence
01-24-2007, 09:41 AM
I know many hate to see people post about "hidden" gems on eBay, but so be it. How often do you see Super XX in 12x20?

http://cgi.ebay.com/12x20-KODAK-SUPER-XX-PANORAMIC-FILM_W0QQitemZ270081775887QQihZ017QQcategoryZ4204Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I have absolutely no connection to the auction. Just wish I had a 12x20 and a lot of spare cash.

David A. Goldfarb
01-24-2007, 10:02 AM
290 sheets!

jnanian
01-24-2007, 10:03 AM
WOW ...

ep levines ( the seller) is also selling a 12x20 banquet camera, film holders, lens boards and custom made "long bed" .... so if you buy the film, you can also buy the camera :)

dslater
01-24-2007, 10:11 AM
Here's another so-called "gem":
http://cgi.ebay.com/B-W-PANATOMIC-X-3412-BULK-5-x2000-FILM-4x5-5x7-120-220_W0QQitemZ280072449814QQihZ018QQcategoryZ4204QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Take a look - they claim: NOT Fogged - NOT Opened - NOT Exposed! It TESTS PERFECT!
That's a pretty neat trick to test film without opening the box. :)

David A. Goldfarb
01-24-2007, 10:38 AM
Yeah, they're always selling this sort of thing (long roll aerial film and such). I presume they've tested some from the same batch, or at least they've sold some without complaints.

Steve Smith
01-24-2007, 10:50 AM
I presume they've tested some from the same batch, or at least they've sold some without complaints.

I hope it's not like the pack of 5x7" paper I bought on ebay last week. Each sheet came pre-exposed with a picture of a black cat in a coal cellar!

It was only 1.50 ($3.00) so I'm not going to bother complaining or post negative feedback.

Steve.

joshverd
01-24-2007, 10:59 AM
Consider it a creative setback to work with.;)

David A. Goldfarb
01-24-2007, 11:22 AM
I've pretty much stopped buying eBay film and paper. I got some good stuff and some not so good stuff that way, and just decided it's easier to learn to work with fresh stock that's in current production and go with that. I think that even if I shot 12x20", I'd probably pass on this and just shoot Efke PL100 (as I've done with 11x14", which I do shoot).

Terence
01-24-2007, 12:43 PM
Here's another so-called "gem":
http://cgi.ebay.com/B-W-PANATOMIC-X-3412-BULK-5-x2000-FILM-4x5-5x7-120-220_W0QQitemZ280072449814QQihZ018QQcategoryZ4204QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Take a look - they claim: NOT Fogged - NOT Opened - NOT Exposed! It TESTS PERFECT!
That's a pretty neat trick to test film without opening the box. :)

I have bought some aerial film from him and it's been fine. I agree the claim (and the general add) is a little bit much, though. I've eyed the current ad, but it's probably more LF film than I will EVER use, and I have no more room in the freezer or fridge.

dslater
01-24-2007, 01:08 PM
I have bought some aerial film from him and it's been fine. I agree the claim (and the general add) is a little bit much, though. I've eyed the current ad, but it's probably more LF film than I will EVER use, and I have no more room in the freezer or fridge.

Hmm - you know if you could find lots of film boxes and bags cheaply, it would be interesting to try his suggestion of buying the roll and cutting it up into 4x5 sheets to re-package and sell. - 6000 sheets gives you 240 25-sheet boxes. At $25.00 a piece you would gross $6000. Not a bad return.:)

John Bartley
01-24-2007, 01:33 PM
Here's another so-called "gem":
http://cgi.ebay.com/B-W-PANATOMIC-X-3412-BULK-5-x2000-FILM-4x5-5x7-120-220_W0QQitemZ280072449814QQihZ018QQcategoryZ4204QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Take a look - they claim: NOT Fogged - NOT Opened - NOT Exposed! It TESTS PERFECT!
That's a pretty neat trick to test film without opening the box. :)

I've bought from him twice - good service - good product - you get exactly what he advertises with no hidden charges.

cheers

Ed Sukach
01-26-2007, 10:09 AM
I'm just wondering ...

I'd love to see that "Underwater pinhole camera made from an oatmeal box" after just one use...!!!!

The mind BOGGLES!!!!

sanking
01-26-2007, 11:25 AM
I've pretty much stopped buying eBay film and paper. I got some good stuff and some not so good stuff that way, and just decided it's easier to learn to work with fresh stock that's in current production and go with that. I think that even if I shot 12x20", I'd probably pass on this and just shoot Efke PL100 (as I've done with 11x14", which I do shoot).

I agree with David on this. Even if the Super-XX has been frozen and kept in perfect conditions it will have developed a lot of B+F since 1990. A couple of years ago someone gave me a few sheets of film from the same year, which was for sure frozen since it was purchased, and it had developed a B+F of about .45 over normal. It was usable but definitely not something I would recommend for printing with slow alternative processes.

Personally I would much sooner put my money on a film like Efke PL100, assuming it is fairly fresh. Caveat here is that Efke develops B+F very fast if not frozen, so that even film that is only one or two years old may have a lot of B+F.



Sandy King