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    127 Ilford?

    Has there been any disscussion about Ilford making a 400 speed 127 film say HP5?

    I'm on vacation in San Juan with my grey 127 Baby Rollie and I wish I could have som HP5 for it.

    I for one would buy 200 rolls if it were available on special order.
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    Efke was making 127 film and the new Rollei Agfa Retro 80s - 127 size is also spooled by them too. Well actually I do not know that for sure that is true but having used the Efke 127 film and the Rollei film I can say they sure look like the same place rolled them. There is a new ADOX 400 film coming out soon. Perhaps that could be made in 127. Ask ADOX as they already work with Efke and they are good with responding to questions like this.

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    Dear Tony,

    We would never be able to economically finish to 127 size. Sorry.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :

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    As an option I can attest that Delta 100 slit to 127 and rolled into old spools works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbsc View Post
    As an option I can attest that Delta 100 slit to 127 and rolled into old spools works.
    If you cut down 120, wouldn't you also have to attach the film to 127 backing paper, so that the numbers on the backing paper will be correct for cameras with the little red window?
    Charles Hohenstein

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    Yes if you need the numbers. No if you have a gray Rollei or a Sawyer that indexes itself.

    With everything but the Rolleiflex you have to measure the start line difference.

    And it is too long by about 6.5 inches.

    EDIT: A scheme that I have been working on, with no time to execute it properly, is to make a jig that lets me cut the excess length into two 2.25x3.25 sheets, then slit the remainder into both a roll of 127 and a roll for reloading a 16mm Minolta cartridge. Very little waste. I'm going to get around to all these plans "one of these days" if I don't die first.

    I keep telling folks that if I win the lottery next week I still have to set my alarm clock. I've got more outstanding projects on the table than I can finish in my life even if I never had to spend another day earning a living.
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    I guess Adox/Efke is our only hope. I'll contact them for a 400 speed film.

    Simon, thanks for your reply. I understand your issues.
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    Let us know the reply. If you get no reply then also let us know.

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    Emails sent, waiting on their reply.
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    To give folks an update on the 127 film situation, I am afraid the situation has not improved. The factory in Croatia that was rolling 127 film branded as either EFKE or Rollei, has now shut. Maco in Germany have no stocks left (I bought their last 3 rolls of any 127 film in Rollei Crossbird). The only game in town at present is Bluefire Murano 160 ISO colour print film http://www.bluefire.ca/BluefireMurano.htm. This is available in both Canada and Japan but they will send overseas.

    I will have another go at Ilford-Harman (they did not answer my last email to them other than a "received" auto message). If they are the only maker of B&W 127 film, they could charge a premium price and folks would still pay, so the economics might now be different. It could be marketed through Rollei and Lomo user groups. I would hate it if my lovely Rollei Baby became a static object.

    Wilson

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