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    J & C Photo brand film

    Hi, folks.
    I just bought some expired 120 film, and in the stash there's some J&C Photo branded 100 ISO film, red foil-backed paper wrapped, expired 4/06.

    Obviously J&C is no longer in business, the country of manufacture isn't stated, and the Massive Dev Chart doesn't list it. From info I found from researching, it seems this could be Fomapan. Does anyone know?

    Thanks!
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    It's Chinese film. I think ERA. They sold this Chinese B&W film as J&C Professional but got the size wrong when they asked ERA to cut & package 5"x4" film, and had a lot of complaints and most of it returned as it was over-size.

    I've used some 5x4 that a kind moderator threw in when I bought a lens, it was OK.

    Just treat it like FP4 for development that'll give you a good starting point.

    J&C ran into problems after attempting to pass off Calbe (Orwo) RO9 as Rodinal in packaging deliberately mimicking Agfa Rodinal, they were threatened with legal action.

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    hi

    there is a long thread on the large format page about the
    whole rebranding of film thing
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ad.php?t=11217
    it might be forte ...

    have fun !
    john

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    Thanks for the info, guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottrdaemmerung View Post
    Obviously J&C is no longer in business, the country of manufacture isn't stated, and the Massive Dev Chart doesn't list it.
    For some reason the MDC has some films and developers listed under 'Unlisted Data'. See: http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart...c=discontinued

    JandC Pro 100 (might be what you have) is listed there.

    http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart...er=&mdc=Search

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    Yes, J&C film was sold both as J&C Classic, which was definitely Forte film, and then J&C 100 Professional, which was Chinese film (either Era, Shanghai, or Lucky).
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    I shot hundreds of sheets of J&C Pro 100 in 8x10, it was a great deal at the end when they were $1 a sheet. That film was SLOW (about 25 ISO for me) and that was in pyrocat but I thought it produced great tones. Only found one coating defect the entire time I used it.

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    Did anybody ever track down John Minakais?
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    Jim,

    Last I heard he had health issues, but that was years ago in association with the demise of J&C Photo and the custom sheet film order of TMY.

    - Thomas
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    The two rolls I have are of the Pro variety, so it must be Chinese. Thanks again!
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