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    NEW Ultrafine Plus Black-and-White Films

    http://ultrafineonline.com/newulplblfi.html

    Any idea what these might be? The prices are really good.

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    Good question...what a price! :-) Anyone know who's film base it is?

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    Excellent prices. Ultrafine says that they have been around for 50 years or so. I never heard of them until now. I wonder how good the film is?

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    Ultrafine is Photo Warehouse. They have long been known as a supplier of ULF films cut to size from master rolls that they used to buy from Ilford and graphic arts films. They usually have good deals on short dated color film from Fuji.

    As for the source of the film, Ilford isn't selling its own films under private labels anymore (though Harman is coating different emulsions for other brands); Kodak is significantly more than half a century old, as is Agfa I believe; and Efke doesn't make a 400 speed film of its own. That leaves Fuji, which makes Neopan 100 and 400, and sells some private label film, and Foma, which makes 100, 200 and 400 speed films. My guess would be Foma, since they coat film on a blue PET base, which is kind of unusual, and Ultrafine makes reference to "the latest state-of-the-art film base."
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    Foma would be my guess as they also make film for Freestyle (Arista brand).

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    Interesting. I just noticed that Freestyle's house brand film was updated as well, and the price is great there too.
    Are these worth trying?
    Jed

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    If it's Foma films - heck yeah! They're great! Only problem is with 120 film, the base curls like mad and is a bit of an issue when loading film holders in a scanner. But if you print in the darkroom, at least on my Omega they're not more difficult to handle than anything else, at least not much. The 400 is lovely, haven't tried the 100, but hear good things.
    One thing though, if it is indeed Foma, it's strange that they don't offer the ISO 200 emulsion. But since it'll be available in sheets too, it's an interesting proposition.
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    Why do they have a $35 minimum order !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah Smith View Post
    Interesting. I just noticed that Freestyle's house brand film was updated as well, and the price is great there too.
    Are these worth trying?
    Jed
    Hey Jed, How's Alsaka treating you?

    Freestyle has 2-3 house brands (EDU and Premium among them) and EDU is Foma and it's thought that the Premium is rebadged Kodak Plus-X and Tri-X.

    See Thomas B. re:Foma and you already know PX & TX; short answer: yes.
    Last edited by jim appleyard; 09-25-2008 at 01:41 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    where's the developing times for these films?

    Could it be Fuji ?

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