Films / Papers That you would horde
Every time there is a plant closing, or a company dying, I find out about all these great doomed products when people start hording them.
What products (film / paper) would you horde if they were about to vanish?
In May I found out about Agfa's RC 310 which I was going to stock up on around christmas for contact sheets when my crappy Kodak glossy RC finally ran out. Now I need to look for something else.
A friend loved Brovira. I missed that window, but found some dusty boxes of it in a photoshop in DC. Plan to see how badly it's fogged later in the month.
Anyway, what would you buy a walk-in freezer for?
If I found out Ilford was about to vanish, and I'd won that Powerball in a different post, I'd buy every last bit of paper and chemicals I could get my hands on. With Agfa, it's Rodinal and APX 100 120mm. With Fuji, it would be Acros 100.
There may not be anything special about these things, but they are what I like and use and I would get them so I could continue to do thus!
Nothing, I would go with the flow as I have for many years now..
I already have a freexer full of APX 100 in 120, 6.5x9cm, 9x12cm and 13x18cm. No need for more of that.
Bergger Art Classic Silver Supreme? Nah - it's too specialised, even if it's perfect for those rare images that look great on it.
Well - If Ilford were to stop making FP4+, I might have to buy another freezer.
-- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
Originally Posted by Satinsnow
While I like my Velvia 50, once it is gone, I'll use the 100 (I've already started using it). My images are more tied to my vision of the world, not the materials I use. If I can still use Velvia in 40 years, then great, but if not, I'll find a substitute.
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Perhaps I mis-stated the question of the post: I'd like to know which products you really find special and are currently in production; I'd like to experience these things before there's a mad rush upon their demise.
Velvia 50 - it is supposed to be gone once the stocks are depleted. It has been replaced by the newer 100 (not 100F). Some people like it, some don't. I know people that are trying to fill up the freezer with whatever they can get.
Over the several years of shooting, I have found many things good, but have never had a special attachment to anything at all, I started out shooting Kodachrome in an ISO of around 10...Yes, that is right 10! and it was good, shot 25 for a long time, didn't like 64 and hate the 200, so moved to a different slide film which has been Velvia 50, and I shoot alot of E100VS, and shot E100S, Shot ektar 25 for a long while, then that went away, so moved to a different print film, I currently shoot NPS 160 for most print stuff, most of my LF stuff in 4x5 has been done on Velvia 50, and now will have to move to velvia 100 I guess, just waiting for long term feed back from Robert...
Originally Posted by jvarsoke
Anyway, shot lots of stuff that is good, and have a great many rolls of stuff in the freezers, but have never been so attached that I feel I need to horde anything...
I just sent a batch of 100+ Velvia 100 trannies to Calypso. Most shot in New Zealand, although some here in Hawaii. Should get them back next week.
I wouldn't horde anything either, but my favorite film by far is Fuji Neopan ACROS 100. On second thought, I might buy a few extra rolls of it if I heard it was going to disappear.
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