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    Making film

    As I'm sure many of you have a camera that uses film no longer available, be it 127 or some other.
    I have a couple of 127 kodaks that I really want to use.
    I watched a very useful video on cutting 120 down with a cigar cutter to fit a 127 spool, but I would like to make the film myself, I can get a supplier for the film base, but what would be the best film emulsion recipe that I could use for the film, and how would I coat the film?
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    Go and have a look at this excellent website. The LLight Farm

    Everything you need to know

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    There are a couple of 127 films still made, freestyle and macodirect sell them. Not a lot of range though...

    If you really want to make film, that's a huge adventure. Best to start with plates though as it's much easier to coat a rigid surface than a flexible one. A film-coating machine is a non-trivial piece of equipment, whereas you can coat plates by hand and shoot them in a large format camera.

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    Adventure, to be sure. "Huge"? Not so sure about that, unless you're talking about all the fun getting out and about and using your film . Interesting coincidence -- I'm photo'ing today with my Yashica 44 at our Buccaneer Rampage Mud and Obstacle Race. It's a total hoot.

    Thanks for posting the Light Farm link, Ian!

    Tobychrome: No need at all for film coating machines. Here are three pages that talk specifically about making roll film: http://thelightfarm.com/cgi-bin/html...tent=24Jul2013

    Those pages are part of a whole emulsion making series, so for more information go back to the beginning. Good luck and fun! Welcome to APUG!

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    as always thanks for your posts denise !

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    Quick follow-up on handmade film in a Yashica 44 (127 mm): I hadn't had the little darlin' out in a while. I had a great time with the camera. It handles easily, but I totally forgot that it is advisable to have along reading glasses. The camera's view screen is very small. Handheld action photography is a challenge! (at least for me.) The negative is only 1.5 inches square, so with the grain that comes with faster film (~64) the enlargements look very retro. I personally love the smooth-as-silk look of slow film, but you can't photo pirates racing through the mud with slow film! To get a decent depth of field (f/8) when the UV levels are starting to retreat again for the winter, I could only get 1/50 sec speed. That's fast enough for shooting without a tripod and for normal movement, but not quite fast enough to stop really fast motion.
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    I cannot resist (even if I should)...

    Denise, don't you think the results look a bit muddy?

    (actually, I think they look great!).
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    Ha! I've lived for decades with a hopeless punner and I didn't see that one coming! Excellent. (and Thanks!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwross View Post
    Quick follow-up on handmade film in a Yashica 44 (127 mm): I hadn't had the little darlin' out in a while. I had a great time with the camera. It handles easily, but I totally forgot that it is advisable to have along reading glasses. The camera's view screen is very small. Handheld action photography is a challenge! (at least for me.) The negative is only 1.5 inches square, so with the grain that comes with faster film (~64) the enlargements look very retro. I personally love the smooth-as-silk look of slow film, but you can't photo pirates racing through the mud with slow film! To get a decent depth of field (f/8) when the UV levels are starting to retreat again for the winter, I could only get 1/50 sec speed. That's fast enough for shooting without a tripod and for normal movement, but not quite fast enough to stop really fast motion.
    Hats off!
    This is great!
    Regards,
    Georg

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    Wow, that's amazing.
    was the film hard to make?

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