Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,549   Posts: 1,544,659   Online: 823
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: 220 Film

  1. #1
    Mogul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1

    220 Film

    I am new to this forum, having just acquired a Yashica 24 TLR. I haven't shot a TLR in more than 50 years. Because of the model of the camera I have, I need to shoot 220 film. In particular, I would prefer to shoot slow fine grain monochrome, but I am unable to find any sources for 220 film. Could someone please help me by pointing me toward a source for 220 film in general, and slow, fine grain monochrome in particular. I would like to acquire some film now and have it ready when my camera is returned from a much needed CLA. Thank you for your assistance.

  2. #2
    Fixcinater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Shooter
    127 Format
    Posts
    882
    Images
    17
    Nobody makes 220 monochrome format anymore...some of the last was Tri-X, which you would need to find via eBay or similar secondhand good sites. I bought two pro packs of Tri-X 320 ASA just recently, so it is still around. Looks like Fuji ended production of slide film in 2009, Kodak must have been around the same time.

    Here's a link for using 120, which sounds very do-able.

  3. #3
    Roger Cole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Suburbs of Atlanta, GA USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,890
    The only 220 film available new is color neg, mainly for the remaining wedding photographers shooting film, I suspect.

  4. #4
    lxdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Redlands, So. Calif.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,648
    Quote Originally Posted by Fixcinater View Post
    Looks like Fuji ended production of slide film in 2009, Kodak must have been around the same time.
    That is incorrect.
    Fuji definitely still makes slide film, just not as many types as they used to. Kodak discontinued its last slide film in March 2012, its last reversal movie film later that year.
    Last edited by lxdude; 08-28-2013 at 02:02 AM. Click to view previous post history.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

  5. #5
    Roger Cole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Suburbs of Atlanta, GA USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,890
    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    That is incorrect.
    Fuji definitely still makes slide film, just not as many types as they used to. Kodak discontinued its last slide film in March 2012, its last reversal movie film later that year.
    I think he meant they quit making it in 220.

    You are, of course, totally correct that Fuji still makes slide film in other sizes (for now anyway) albeit only in 50 and 100 speed now, Velvia in both and Provia in the latter.

  6. #6
    clayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    San Francisco, CA | Kuching, MY | Jakarta, ID
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,838
    Images
    57
    220 film rocks.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

  7. #7
    fotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,128
    Hello Mogul and welcome to APUG.
    Items for sale or trade at www.Camera35.com

  8. #8
    Fixcinater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Shooter
    127 Format
    Posts
    882
    Images
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    That is incorrect.
    Fuji definitely still makes slide film, just not as many types as they used to. Kodak discontinued its last slide film in March 2012, its last reversal movie film later that year.

    I knew I should have qualified that: slide film in 220 format.

  9. #9
    Ektagraphic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southeastern Massachusetts
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,720
    Images
    23
    220 is really great, especially during a portrait session. Having to re-load film while having someone waiting is fairly annoying. Kodak still seems to be offering Portra 160 and Portra 400 in 220. Those are the only 220 films that I know of at this point. I know that the new Ferrania film project mentioned that they have 220 capability so maybe they will eventually offer a 220 film.
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,278
    Images
    21
    I've had fairly good luck lurking on here for old 220 film. Outdated E-6 can have quite a bit of color shift, but I haven't run into any yet that couldn't be handled in digital postprocessing---there seems no longer to be any realistic analog postprocessing for E-6, alas. But if you're targeting projection, color shift obviously would be a concern.

    I looked at the user manual for the Yashica 24 and it doesn't say that you can use 120 film in it, but a number of web pages claim you can; maybe it's an undocumented feature? Might be worth a try in any case.

    -NT
    Nathan Tenny
    San Diego, CA, USA

    The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
    -The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin