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    Maco Products

    Hey guys-

    Just looking around over at Retro Photog- the folks who are famous for bringing you POP (which I'm ichin to try as soon as I have a neg big enough to contact)- man they have some interesting products-

    noticed some really facinating stuff made by "Maco", including a "Cube" film described as being triple-coated with various grain emulsions (!!), a ISO 25 film, varous lith/amidol developers, and a direct positive material- among other neat stuff... Great prices also- unfortunately- the sizing on some stuff (except the IR) is "metric"- ...questions...

    Has anyone used any of this stuff?

    Can you get away with the 9x12 cm in 4X5 holders- maybe with a mod?

    Aren't these guys totally cool and very worthy of our love and $$?

    Matt

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    You have a URL?

    I would like to check them out, since I am going to give JandC a try, why not them...

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    Thanks Matt, unfrotunatelly they only offer roll film....tsk tsk...

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    I have bought products from Repro but, if we are talking about the same outlet here in UK, they are only 'up the road' from me. Who makes Maco film ?
    Roy Groombridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobtown_4x5
    Oh no!!!!!!

    Now I haven't got any money left....damn.

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    Roy, maco make maco products - Mr Cad have sold them here for a long while.

    I think this is thier homepage (although I'm sure they used to have a dedicated site ...?

    http://www.mahn.net/Frameset.htm

    Roger Hicks may have said he likes Maco Cube ... but then again, he has also said one of his favourite films is Ilford SFX ... enough said?

    cheers!

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    Retro Photographic also sell Efke Roll and 35mm films however they are expensive compared to Photo Impex in Berlin (who also run a very efficient mail order service)

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    I've used maco cube plus,as good as anything else-still prefer hp5 but I've used hp5 more too.Maco 820c ir film is excellent(my opinion)but I use 35mm.
    If you need to contact them e-mail at www.mahn.net I've e-mailed them a few times about their products and get a reasonably timely response.They should be able to answer any questions you have .Also if need be contact Gary Bartoloni at the light registry e-mail-gary@the lightregistry.com or check out their site. He also supplies it in the US along with freestylephoto and bhphotovideo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Twiss
    Retro Photographic also sell Efke Roll and 35mm films however they are expensive compared to Photo Impex in Berlin (who also run a very efficient mail order service)
    I compared the prices on the two carefully a few months ago (based on postage to the UK).

    PI had good prices, but charged a flat postage rate, which is VERY expensive if you only order a few films. Retro charge a little more, but the postage is proportional to the order size.

    I figured I needed to buy about 25 rolls of efke r127 to make PI cheaper.

    Mr Cad also were cheaper per film, but with a crippling postage surcharge.

    I've bought a fair bit of stuff from Retro, and would recommend them, even if only because they're totally committed so supporting the communitee. One time I phoned in an order and ended up chatting for 20 mins to Nigel about tlr's.

    I just got a batch of chemicals from them (Maco), as the service at the local photo shop has just got so bad I refuse to give them any more money. I'm sure they'll tell me they're dropping chemistry because no one is buying it - well I'm not buying it because they have a dreadfull range, and charge through the roof! The plan is to try a few of Retro's options and find something new to settle on as a standard dev.

    Ian

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