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    What I would like to know is why 3.25"x4.25" film is so expensive, very close in price to 4"x10" film.

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    2013 ULF Manufacture From ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited

    I've just completed a series of measurements on unprocessed and processed Kodak VP 122 film and had them verified by 3 different people. 122 film is 90 mm wide or 3 1/2 inches !!!!!. Whomever advised Simon Galley concerning this size of film should re-check their measurements. 82.55 mm is too small,by my calculations, for any camera that takes 122 film. I've been shooting this film size for 5 years and can say that 90 mm is the correct width of this size of film. Fortunately the 9 cm roll of FP-4+ is the right size so I am going to order two rolls of it.

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    Doug, if that's true this may be our best offer on the film:
    http://mpex.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=1164756

    I'll have to do some measurements of my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    How did you search for that because I can't find 127 format anywhere on the site... Nor the 70mm stuff


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    nor the FP4+ 11x14
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    2013 ULF Manufacture From ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited

    Well folks it seems that I'm going to have to eat a little crow on this one. After checking the price lists for Freestyle and The Bigcameraworkshop the size for the 122 film offered by Ilford is indeed the correct size 91.5 mm. However, the 9 cm/90 mm shown is basically the same size but is, for the most part, less expensive than the 122 size (91.5 mm) offered. Anyway, you make the call on this one depending on your preference.

    Humbly yours,

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    Roger, from what I see the prices must be figure by a formula more complex than just surface area. They must be putting a value on each format based on volume, cost of production including confectioning etc.. I would guess that the cost is offset by a higher cost for the format and adjusted prices for the more popular formats to cover the cost.

    I'd be interested in seeing Pan F+ in sheet film sizes but the capability of production doesn't exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoolman View Post
    Well folks it seems that I'm going to have to eat a little crow on this one. After checking the price lists for Freestyle and The Bigcameraworkshop the size for the 122 film offered by Ilford is indeed the correct size 91.5 mm. However, the 9 cm/90 mm shown is basically the same size but is, for the most part, less expensive than the 122 size (91.5 mm) offered. Anyway, you make the call on this one depending on your preference.

    Humbly yours,

    Doug
    MPEX's prices for the 122 HP5 and 9cm FP4 are the same.

    Oh wow, just checked. I like Freestyles prices on the 9cm FP4!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    Roger, from what I see the prices must be figure by a formula more complex than just surface area. They must be putting a value on each format based on volume, cost of production including confectioning etc.. I
    I would not be surprised if to make some sizes, they actually start with a larger size, and then have to cut it down by hand, throwing away the trimmings. Also they may have to make the box by hand, and or cut a filler piece for a larger box so that it is packed securely.

    If they had to make a tool to cut the film, your cost includes part of the cost of that tool.
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    Funny that those who fall under the title of this programme (i.e. those shooting ULF) aren't complaining about paying for film (over $8 per sheet/shot for me), yet those who shoot small formats are.

    We all individually choose the formats that we shoot, so perhaps we all should take responsibility for the costs associated with using said format?

    IMO, some here are coming across as ingrates. Keep poking the (Ilford) bear and we might all be shooting digital some time soon...

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    Yes, that's most likely the case. It's like making a bookcase out of a sheet of plywood. Just run it through a "best fit" software program. But that's probably been done by hand many years ago.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand



 

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