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    Maco TP64 as replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by modafoto
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    I think that some other film maker will take the Tech Pan and make a good film similar to it for the freaks using special films.
    Morten
    Just as we talk another rumour got to my ears: Maco announced they will discontinue TP64, a film with similar characteristics (panchromatic document film which can be developed for pictorial photography).

    As maco is rather small and probably did not know about the gap Tech-Pan will leave in the not so far future, they may decide otherwise if you flood their mailbox with orders instead of stocking up on Tech-Pan.

    Have a look at www.mahn.net

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    The Maco TP64 film was made for Maco by Efke. We are planing on having Efke produce more and importing it in the near future.

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    Here is another confirmation copied from a german forum. The news took some time to get through to us it seems.

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    Stefan

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Re: [Fwd: Kodachrome again]
    Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 16:16:32 -0400
    From: charles.s.smith@kodak.com
    To: [deleted by skahde]
    I have learned that we did send a letter (Aug. 1) to dealers that we will discontinue Technical Pan film. We will discontinue 120 format in December of this year; 135 and long rolls April of 2005; and sheets films in June. The letter suggests photographers use T-Max 100 as an alternative and suggests processing support.As for a reason, the volumes of Technical Pan films are declining and changes in our manufacturing processes would make it impractical to support at the low levels of today.
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    I guess someone didn't pass the word around soon enough.
    From the latest Photo Techniques magazine~~

    Highest-Resolution B&W by Dimitri Papadimitriou
    Technical Pan, a high-resolution, panchromatic film, may be the solution for B&W photographers searching for higher quality.

    Tee Hee
    "Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect."

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    Kodak Imagelink HQ better than Tech-Pan?

    There may be another alternative for Kodak Tech-Pan as pointed out elsewhere:
    Kodak Imagelink HQ. Maybe this film is worth trying? Anyone knows more about this film?

    http://www.8x11film.com/spur/engimagelink01.html

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    Last edited by skahde; 08-14-2004 at 02:33 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Link adjusted

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    I can't remember all these minor details from Kodak being mentioned here - only the news that TP 'will be discontinued'. Apologies if you've seen it before.

    'The last Tech Pan coating was several years ago. Since that time, the old coating room has been shut down, the gels used in the product formulation have become obsolete, and we no longer manufacture the ESTAR support on which the 35 mm product was coated. There would be considerable cost to recreate the product, with no guarantee that it would look and act the same as the Tech Pan Film of old.

    So there you go.
    Helen

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