35mm 5222 is not very curly at all actually.
You could easily do this in a Jobo tank and run 6 sheets or more at once...
Originally Posted by Pioneer
Jobo used to make 3594 sheet film hangers with a small pin punch, long discontinued, but sometimes comes up on the auction site...
The profit to Kodak Alaris from this scheme, even at $6 a sheet, would be insignificant to their bottom line. The loss (if any) at $1 a sheet would be equally insignificant. If Kodak Alaris is really looking for something new to preserve their business then special order formats could be a way forward and good PR into the bargain. If I were the CEO I'd say cut, package, and sell at $1 a sheet as a trial run so all the expenses, technical difficulties, and logistics problems become well understood (instead of guessed at) and with realistic cost projections to cover future special orders.
As for expensive quality control forget it. Call the product a beta version and insist the end user deals with all the joys and sorrows.
Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.
Do you seriously think that will work Maris? How many posts have you read on this forum whining about the quality control of some film or another? You are starting to sound a bit like software engineer. "Get it out quick. We can always fix it later."
Originally Posted by Maris
If I were going to put out a limited run of film I think I would want to go the other way. Charge more and do everything possible to ensure it is as good as my normal product. I think their good name is worth at least that much.
But to each his own.
I can see why you like Double-X would like it too. It is just the price if I did photography for a living I would buy that film.
Most of what a shot was TRI X and HP 5. If I had the money today I would buy it even at $300.00 a box.
Keep up the good work & Godo luck
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Update, spoke to Keith today, only 18 more boxes need to be paid for to make this a go... Yes!
Guys it's 300$ a box. XX is not a notable enough film beyond Tri-X/Tmax to pay 3-4 times the cost for an experimental product.
If it were something like APX25, PanF, Panatomic-X, TMZ etc. (all films no longer or never available in 4x5) that might be a different story, but XX is a middle of the road film not really containing the type of "character" that warrants such a cost. I guess my point behind this is that even though something *novel* can be done if enough money is involved - perhaps it's a bit better to be putting that money towards existing products that deserve it.
Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.
Special order Eastman Double-X in 4x5 sheet.
That's your opinion.
Originally Posted by clayne
And trust me, the movie industry doesn't use "middle of the road" film, period, they only settle for the best, which is why it's still around as the last B&W movie film available.
Anyway you have no interest, that's fine, it's happening anyway.
I do agree however that PanF+ in sheet would be pretty awesome.
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If someone wants the look and can put up the money ... All kinds of film remnants of this or that have been sliced up into all kinds of things
over the years. But a true sheet film this ain't. It's not a resurrection of Super XX sheet film, which some people would probably pay a lot for
in even larger sizes. This is thin movie film, simply slit into 4x5. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with doing that, but just reinforcing the fact that it is not what people using view cameras once identified as Super XX, and that there is more risk of it not staying flat in the holders. But in terms of the "real" Super-XX, it would do all kinds of things utterly impossible to something like TriX. There is nothing currently equivalent on the market in terms of a thick-emulsion, straight-line film capable of serious expansion without sacrificing its linearity. Commercially, TMY400 is the market replacement, the new standard. But Super XX bore that flag for decades. The movie film is a completely
different product, and is apparently being courted for its own look.
No this is Double-X... Haha
Originally Posted by DREW WILEY
Drew, contact Rapakpan and buy a roll or two and try it, you of all people love to know things, aren't you dying to know what all the fuss is about? Just try some! Hurry before the sheet buying ends (you of all people both have the money, and would pay I think if you could see what it's capable of).