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    220?

    Is Kodak film (Portra?) The only film still available in 220? 220 backs are going for cheap, and I see how 220 would be very valuable on certain shoots...

    Has Ilford ever looked into making 220? I love Portra, but I really don't see Kodak (the company) lasting forever...
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    Here is the reply by IlfordPhoto on the type 220 issue:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/viewpost.php?p=294407

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    I got some 220 Agfa Optima 400 in a bulk film buy, obviously outdated but claimed to have been frozen, and bought a 220 insert for my Mamiya just to shoot it. The 220 insert for the 645 Pro and Pro-TL backs works fine with a 120 back so investment was $12. The Optima 400 is fine, so I'm glad I got it, and it's worth having in case I come across other film, but as far as I know only the Kodak is available new and the thing about that is that a 220 roll costs more than twice as much as a 120 so it's not a savings of anything but reload time. I can't see myself paying more for it, and 30 exposures rather than 15 is more often a liabilty than an asset for me, though I could see some situations where it wouldn't be. An existing light event outdoors at night with a few 220 loads of Delta 3200 and the 80mm 1.9....ah, dream on!

    But I wouldn't hope for more film to be available in 220.

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    The reason 220 backs are so cheap is that 220 availability is so limited.
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    Kodak Ektar is available in 220.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Kodak Ektar is available in 220.
    donde señor? B&H only lists it in 120.

    Thanks,

    Dan

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    The old Ektar maybe, or only in the UK? BandH show only Portra 160 and 400 in 220 format.
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