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    Would you pay $521 for this.......?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    The winner could have gotten it from Michael Smith for about $322. Even with the shipping and 'handling charges' it wouldn't cost over $400.

    Also, there was this gem:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    Did I miss something? Was this some super-rare AZO or something. Maybe it came pre-exposed from Edward Weston negatives?

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    When you put it that way ... NO.

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    You have to be really careful on EBAY.... there is a lot of bidding frenzy by people who, in my opinion, are addicted competitive shoppers.... they just have to win!!!!
    Often wrong, but never in doubt!

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    Given that there were three bidders willing to pay that price, one of whom I'm sure knows how much Michael and Paula are charging, there may be more going on there than meets the eye. It could be from the last batch of US made Azo, which some say is better than the more recent Canadian or Brazilian Azo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Given that there were three bidders willing to pay that price, one of whom I'm sure knows how much Michael and Paula are charging, there may be more going on there than meets the eye. It could be from the last batch of US made Azo, which some say is better than the more recent Canadian or Brazilian Azo.
    Yeah, I kinda recognized one of those bidders show knew better<g>. I sent an e-mail to the winner asking if this was a special batch, but he didn't reply.
    Oh well. I do have 250sh of circa 1970 8x10 at home but I'm not such an expert at AZO that I can differentiate among the batches. All I know is that AZO Gr 2 from a current batch has a really long scale - can it get any better than almost matching pt\pd? Are the midtones better seperated or something?

    Probably urban legend.

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    The box in the 2nd auction is 8.5x11 paper...I'm not sure I even knew Kodak made Azo in that size. But I can't imagine that's the reason the price got so high...not many people out there are shooting 8.5x11 negatives. Unless I've missed something...always a possibility.
    Film is cheap. Opportunities are priceless.

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    I had some 8 1/2 X 11 Azo that I had purchased a couple of years ago. It was old and was markedly better then the new emulsion. I think that it had the cadium incorporated emulsion.

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    B&H had 8.5x11 Azo in stock until fairly recently. It's handy for contact sheets from rollfilm, especially 35mm, so you can really fit 36 frames and have some room to punch holes and put the sheet in a binder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    B&H had 8.5x11 Azo in stock until fairly recently. It's handy for contact sheets from rollfilm, especially 35mm, so you can really fit 36 frames and have some room to punch holes and put the sheet in a binder.
    Thanks for the information David. I've been making proof sheets on 8x10 seemingly forever...I'll have to track down some 8.5x11 to give it a try. Sounds like a great solution to the problems I've had with 35mm proof sheets.

    Be well.
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