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    I already have a loader and developing reel and tank. However, while the cassettes are reloadable, they are not infinitely reloadable. Similar to 35mm cans, the felt becomes matted, etc and the "spring" of the can loosens. Eventually light leaks develop. So while I have a stash of decent "users", they probably won't last me through the bulk rolls of film I already have. eBay is an okay source for them, but there's no guarantee they'll be light-tight and it's tough to really judge their condition without shooting a few rolls through them. I have beautiful cans that look new, but leak like a sieve.

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    I would be interested in 5 cans, either type.

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    I'd also be interested in a fair amount of fp4+ and/or maybe pan f.

    I'll say 5 cans of fp4+ for now.
    "Only dead fish follow the stream"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kershaw View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a Bronica SQ series 70mm back? Additionally, how does one go about developing 70mm film? - obviously a reel to load the film would be the essential item.

    2nd. Would the film be provided in camera ready loads?


    Tom.
    There are/were various 70mm backs for the ETR I've got a non-working third party one. I'm not sure what's wrong with it. The SQ likely had similar third party backs.

    Developing? I've got X-ray reels. Cheap plastic reels. Too big for any know light proof tank. Plus I've got a couple reels intended for 116. The Xray reels are better.

    The rare 5' Jobo reel is hard to find often expensive and only takes 5'. But fits a Jobo 2500 tank.

    Hewes makes 70mm reels. Not cheap.

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    Count me in for a couple hundred feet, err umm, I mean 60.96m ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Reed View Post
    As a possible extension of the Harman special sheet film production scheme, is there any interest in something similar in FP4/HP5 in 70mm perforated?
    Due to the fact that you're cutting from the same stock as 35mm, wouldn't that eliminate the stock limitations you've had with sheet film?

    As Tri-X and I think Plus-X in the U.K. are still available from Kodak, I would think that maybe one of the Deltas would be a better choice. . .

    But in any case, I'd like to try out whatever you can put together an order for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence View Post
    I already have a loader and developing reel and tank. However, while the cassettes are reloadable, they are not infinitely reloadable. Similar to 35mm cans, the felt becomes matted, etc and the "spring" of the can loosens. [...] I have beautiful cans that look new, but leak like a sieve.
    You can change the felt. Put new felt in.

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    Story so far

    Thanks to the people who have put their hands up so far, it would certainly seem possible to get something going on the basis of this interest, especially as the provisional orders include multiple rolls.

    I can see the argument for going to Delta, but unfortunately it's so minority in usage relative to the standard emulsions, that it would limit the take-up and probably kill the whole thing. If FP4/HP5 could be established in 70mm, the Delta emulsions could follow.

    Having checked with Hewes today, the 70mm spirals are available in both capacities from stock, and are round the £50 mark, which doesn't seem too bad for a large piece of S/S kit like that. Hewes don't supply any sort of deep tank cage, but recommend using a central rod for agitation in a deep tank.

    One downside is that all potential orders so far seem to be from the US, which means Silverprint is in the wrong continent to be co-ordinating this. If a specialist store in the US is interested, I expect they can get the same deal. However we can send, shipping costs by surface mail from the UK should not be onerous, but does anyone have anything definitive for the X-ray risk for film on surface mail from UK to US?

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    I can see the argument for going to Delta, but unfortunately it's so minority in usage relative to the standard emulsions, that it would limit the take-up and probably kill the whole thing. If FP4/HP5 could be established in 70mm, the Delta emulsions could follow.
    The Delta films are in a significant minority in sales terms compared to FP4 Plus / HP5 Plus in formats currently stocked?

    Tom.

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    I don't think it is reasonable to get more than two emulsions made from one company in 70mm ever again, unless you're talking about actual aerial film.

    I think it would be better for Ilford (as apparantly Tri-X is still available here in the states) to offer something in this size that Kodak doesn't.

    Don't get me wrong. I shoot 2 1/4 x 2 3/4", so it's not as if I have a problem with older emulsions in this size, just that offering Delta 100 and 400 instead would give Ilford an edge over Kodak's offering and possibly encourage more people to flip flop or encourage people that aren't fans of Tri-X to give the format a try.

    I definitely think this format would appeal to all of the people I see (at least on here, never met one personally) who gripe about Ilford's only supplying 120-sized film.

    You can cram 65 shots in a 70mm cassette, more than three rolls of 220!

    If Kodaks is any indication though, it would be best to consolidate to just two, maybe just one emulsion. Delta 400 would definitely be my choice over HP5.

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