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    Scala still available

    Hi all
    I have found that Lupus Imaging still stock AGFA Scala 200x.
    Here is the link: http://www.lupus-shop.de/-35/-34/-67...65e97c83202d78
    I thought this was discontinued and the processing was not available.
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    Ektachrome
    Kodachrome, Plus X, 669, 600, Ektachrome, BW400CN, FP3000B.
    Every time I find a film I like, they discontinue it!

    Long live film!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    Link does not function , I googled the Lupus Imaging and found the site but shop does not function. May be temporary thing.

    Umut
    scroll down. The site is below all the error messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ektachrome View Post
    Hi all
    I have found that Lupus Imaging still stock AGFA Scala 200x.
    Here is the link: http://www.lupus-shop.de/-35/-34/-67...65e97c83202d78
    I thought this was discontinued and the processing was not available.
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    Ektachrome
    The proprietary process is not available, but it works as a great punchy neg film, or it can be reversal processed using processes other than the Scala one. It can also be made to have somewhat normal contrast by overexposing and using highly diluted developer.

    As a neg, I overexpose two stops and develop for 5-8 minutes in HC-110 dilution H for normal contrast. Or I rate at 200 and develop 5-8 minutes in HC-110 dilution B for high contrast.

    I like it, but I would never pay a premium for it considering the options out there in terms of fresh films.
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    Must be old stock. While proprietary Agfa processing is long gone, this lab does superb work on Scala or reversal of current b&w materials:

    http://www.dr5.com/

    Not cheap but Scala and its processing were never giveaway priced anyway.

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    Ilford FP4 works as an excellent a b/w slide film using this process: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/...1220441194.pdf

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    Agfa Scala in 35mm is still available from a number of suppliers in Germany and possibly other countries in Europe. I bought a 5 pack earlier this year expiry date 2014. A number of labs in Germany and France still develop this, I got it done at Photo Studio13 in Germany for a reasonable cost. They also reverse process other films mainly Rollei types, I had a roll of 120 Superpan 200 done a the same time which came out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Must be old stock.
    That is right. It is still original Agfa Scala 200X produced by Agfa in Leverkusen, Germany, in 2005.
    Due to a statement from Fotoimpex, stock will last until 2017.

    The film is available for example at
    www.fotoimpex.de
    www.fotobrenner.de
    www.nordfoto.de
    http://www.spuersinn-shop.de/
    http://www.arkalab.com/arka-photo-la...laboratory.php
    www.photostudio13.de

    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    While proprietary Agfa processing is long gone,
    That is wrong. The original Agfa Scala process has never been discontinued. The chemistry is produced on a regular basis (by Saal and Tetenal).
    These European labs are offering the original Scala process:
    www.photostudio13.de
    http://www.phototechnik-berlin.de/
    http://www.bildmanufaktur-muenchen.d...ktur-muenchen/
    http://www.arkalab.com/arka-photo-la...laboratory.php

    Some of these labs (e.g. Photostudio13) also offer development of further films in the Scala process, like Agfa Copex Rapid, Rollei Retro 80S, Rollei Superpan 200, Rollei Infrared, Foma R100 etc.

    The following European labs are offering BW reversal development with their own, special (self-designed) process:
    www.schwarzweiss-dia.de
    http://www.agenzialuce.it/agenziaen.swf
    http://www.schlomsundschmitz.de/

    Best regards,
    Henning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henning Serger View Post
    That is right. It is still original Agfa Scala 200X produced by Agfa in Leverkusen, Germany, in 2005.
    Due to a statement from Fotoimpex, stock will last until 2017.

    The film is available for example at
    www.fotoimpex.de
    www.fotobrenner.de
    www.nordfoto.de
    http://www.spuersinn-shop.de/
    http://www.arkalab.com/arka-photo-la...laboratory.php
    www.photostudio13.de



    That is wrong. The original Agfa Scala process has never been discontinued. The chemistry is produced on a regular basis (by Saal and Tetenal).
    These European labs are offering the original Scala process:
    www.photostudio13.de
    http://www.phototechnik-berlin.de/
    http://www.bildmanufaktur-muenchen.d...ktur-muenchen/
    http://www.arkalab.com/arka-photo-la...laboratory.php

    Some of these labs (e.g. Photostudio13) also offer development of further films in the Scala process, like Agfa Copex Rapid, Rollei Retro 80S, Rollei Superpan 200, Rollei Infrared, Foma R100 etc.

    The following European labs are offering BW reversal development with their own, special (self-designed) process:
    www.schwarzweiss-dia.de
    http://www.agenzialuce.it/agenziaen.swf
    http://www.schlomsundschmitz.de/

    Best regards,
    Henning
    No longer available--film or processing--in N. America. Dr5 in Denver is the place for reversal processing of available b&w film materials.

    http://www.dr5.com/

    Who'd bother buying stale Scala anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    No longer available--film or processing--in N. America. Dr5 in Denver is the place for reversal processing of available b&w film materials.
    Well, I know, used them, too. And they also offer development of Scala 200X in their process. Therefore no problems for North Americans to get their Scala films reversal processed.
    As said above, no problems to get the film for those who like it. Ordering from overseas is quite easy today, compared to former times.
    And most of the mentioned labs, including dr5, are doing international business.
    And perhaps the film will be listed again by N.A. distributors if photographers demand it. We've recently seen just this with several other products from Europe, e.g. Agfa Copex Rapid film, Spur and Tetenal chemistry.

    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Who'd bother buying stale Scala anyway?
    Some photographers like the look of Tri-X, others that of HP5, some of Delta 100.......and some just like the unique look of Scala 200X. With it's darker reproduction of reds (it is a bit orthopanchromatic sensitised) this film has its own character. Not being worse or better than other BW slide films, just different.
    The tastes of photographers are different, so are the films.
    And Adox is working on a long term successor of Scala for the time when stock is depleted.

    Best regards,
    Henning

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    richydicky
    I bought some earlier this year and it is dated to 2014. I got it developed at photostudio13, good service, nicely balanced tones and contrast and good price about the same or less less than commercial processing for B&W here in the UK. I also got some 120 film done at the same, as Henning says they process a range of other films, nice results too. I tried dr5 before but for European users it is a better option for original Scala film or for others especially 120 size.

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