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    The phrase innovative is of course a ambiguous one. Let's say new products. Then we got in Europe Maco, Fotoimpex, Silvestri, Spur and Impossible.

    The latest innovative photochemical product came from Lucky Film though. There RA-4 paper. And that was in 2010 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandoloid View Post
    ...Shanghai, Lucky and Shantou-Era are some existing film producers.
    Perhaps, you can sort this out for me? I thought Shantou-Era stopped making film years ago. At least the 135-film are gone and you'll only see some 4x5" film on eBay once in a while. Also when looking at the Lucky B/W films, the 120-films are gone and only 135-film SHD100 is available. Are they still making B/W film for the domestic market?
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    Yes, Lucky is still producing B&W SHD100 going by what they said last year to a member here. Colour films are out of production.
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    Very interesting to hear about. I would love to give some of the Chinese films a try such as ones from Shantou-Era but am not sure where I can find them
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    I am not sure why people are interested in 3rd rate films. Kodak, Fuji, and Ilford are as good as it gets.

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    I know some folks (not saying the ones expressing interest here are applicable) like it because they're bored with striving towards better. Same reason you'd use a Holga in place of a Hassy.

    Better image quality != better images.

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    Lucky 100 is not a bad film. Its lack of an antihalation coating is a liability in some scenes, and an interesting attribute that you can exploit in others. There's a time and place for almost everything.
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    Film in China

    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    I am not sure why people are interested in 3rd rate films. Kodak, Fuji, and Ilford are as good as it gets.
    I have a load of frozen Shantou ERA 100 in 135 that I got in Beijing a few years ago for 75 cents a roll. Sure for the same price I'd take Tmax 100, Delta 100, FP-4 or Acros instead every time but even for 75 cents it holds it's own against the others. It's a fine performer, even in a P&S camera:


    UC Berkeley campus YashicaT4Super Shantou ERA100 D-76-90perStock 6min45sec 20C 2010-12 VSmac 9000 Scan-101211-0007 by rich8155 (Richard Sintchak), on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixcinater View Post
    I know some folks (not saying the ones expressing interest here are applicable) like it because they're bored with striving towards better. Same reason you'd use a Holga in place of a Hassy.

    Better image quality != better images.
    The most talented photographers I know stick with a few films at most for years on end and make the content of the image the center of picture, not what film they tried out that week out of boredom.

    Most are dabblers, few are masters...
    "I'm the freak that shoots film. God bless the freaks!" ~ Mainecoonmaniac ~

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