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    6x9 sheet film - a today's choice of flavors?

    Hello friends,

    for a ridiculous price I've got a nice camera off Ebay - a 6x9 folder probably from 1920s, equipped with Rodenstock Eurynar 105/5.6 (I always wanted to see how those ancient dialytes work), and, most interesting, fitted with a spring Graphic-style back made by RJ Camera Lab, LA, accepting standart Graphic holders. Two of these were included with camera. I have not got it in hands yet, but I'm thinking about using it with sheet film - so my question is, how many companies are still making BW 6x9cm film? My beloved Freestyle has these excellent EFKE 25 and 100 films in 6x9 (though 100 is out of stock now ), but maybe you can tell me what else films are available in this obsolete format? Does anyone still use sheet film in 6x9, while it's commonly thought now as a rollfilm format?

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    I use 6.5x9 quite often, in old folders...

    Assuming that's what you're asking about, there are a few more films than Efke:

    Nordfoto.de still has Agfa APX100 in 6.5x9

    Ilford makes FP4+ in 6.5x9
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    I use 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 sheet film from Freestyle - they have Foma films in that size as their arista.edu house brand in addition to the Efke. Ilford cuts HP5 in that size, too. It's one of my most used formats.
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    So-la-la! And Agfa APX100 is quite cheap in that format, too... I think I would have some when my wallet would be fuller It is, of course, 6.5x9 I didn't see FP4+ anywhere in this format - what could be the potential sources?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole View Post
    I use 6.5x9 quite often, in old folders...

    Assuming that's what you're asking about, there are a few more films than Efke:

    Nordfoto.de still has Agfa APX100 in 6.5x9

    Ilford makes FP4+ in 6.5x9

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    It looks that Freestyle now is out of stock with 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 now - let's wait and see

    Quote Originally Posted by juan View Post
    I use 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 sheet film from Freestyle - they have Foma films in that size as their arista.edu house brand in addition to the Efke. Ilford cuts HP5 in that size, too. It's one of my most used formats.
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    Ole,

    are the 6.5x9 films and holders different from 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" version? Are Graphic holders compatible with both versions, or is it all the same? Or maybe there were metric holders for metric size, and US holders for inch size, like with 9x12 and 4x5"? I'm all confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole View Post
    I use 6.5x9 quite often, in old folders...

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    2 1/4 x 3 1/4 is most likely the size of Graphic holders. I think the film is narrower than 6.5x9. There is also a size popular in the UK that is 2 1/2 x 3-something. Again slightly larger than the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4.

    I have tried to get Ilford interested in cutting FP4 to 2 1/4 x 3 1/4, but to date have not been able to stir up any interest. The HP5 in that size is a normally stocked item - B&H shows it in stock now.
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    That's what I thought - of course, in smaller format applies the same separation between metric and inch sizes Most probably, it would be 2.25x3.25". The most reasonable thing, I think, is to wait until the camera arrives - while I clean and adjust it, the film would arrive, and I would understand the film size. Two holders are too few - I would buy some more on KEH, in the same size.

    Why FP4+ in this format is not popular? A mystery for me. Ilford does cut 400 ASA film in this format, but not 100? Huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan View Post
    2 1/4 x 3 1/4 is most likely the size of Graphic holders. I think the film is narrower than 6.5x9. There is also a size popular in the UK that is 2 1/2 x 3-something. Again slightly larger than the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4.

    I have tried to get Ilford interested in cutting FP4 to 2 1/4 x 3 1/4, but to date have not been able to stir up any interest. The HP5 in that size is a normally stocked item - B&H shows it in stock now.
    juan

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    2.25x3.25" (nominally 2x3") and 6.5x9cm holders have the same external dimensions, but the film size is different.

    2x3" films I've used are J&C (Fortepan) 400 and 200 and Efke PL100. HP5+ is available. FP4+ might be made with the next special LF cutting, if enough people request it.
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    http://www.banse-grohmann.de/fotogra.htm in Werningerode still have this film... AS far as I know, they cut them from FOMA material......
    So just giv them a mail (they do speek english (and probaly russian... old east-german)). I have all my planfilms from them....

    Erik

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    I have some extra holders.... perhabs you can use them.... but have to know the exact size......
    Last edited by Erik Hartmann; 08-28-2007 at 07:30 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: extra info

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