Because of this film is still very rich in silver! Silver is expensive nowadays! As a photographer I can clearly see the difference. I have worked with many brands of films and I can tell you this! Those modern films from Kodak and Ilford contain 80 or less percent of the silver as this one! This shows very clearly if you compare pictures taken for example with 135 mm film! (which I’m not selling)
Shanghai I have never tried but surely you can’t compete with Chinese salary or their post services either for that matte with us!! But there is some backdoors. Like buying towels says made in china 100% cotton and the thing won’t dry the moisture off from your body or buy a new T-shirt with hole in it or that hard label with your neck which irritates you and remind you to not to buy T-shirt made in China any more!
This is the film as Kodak was in the early days before modernizing out all silver from the film (I think that I’m already told you the origin of this film hidden under the lines)
So sorry Michel but that’s how it is! After all it’s your image quality not mine! As a highly educated photographer I believe I know what is good for me!
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To: frank ************
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2006 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: Question for item #190047918664 - EUROPAN 4x5? 200 ASA B/W sheet film 25 sheet/box.3 box
Hmm I can get 25 HP5+ for £12.99 .. And 5 rolls of Ilford (any, including Delta 400) for £7... Kodak is a bit more expensive but it's a "proven" film...
What makes your film so good that I'd pay more for it than known, proven brands ? I mean I /am/ interested in special film of unknown origins, but I'm certainly not going to pay more for it !