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    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    Heh heh, they call it Bleach-Fix rather than Blix.
    The term "blix" is, or was at one time, proprietary to another company.

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    So for those that want to try developing with a separate bleach and fixer that is highly advocated by PE, what are the choices available? I've been using the Unicolor kit, and while I seem to be having decent luck, I would like to see the difference a separate bleach and fix would make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPC View Post
    The term "blix" is, or was at one time, proprietary to another company.
    Namely Unicolor. It seems to have become the standard, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madgardener View Post
    So for those that want to try developing with a separate bleach and fixer that is highly advocated by PE, what are the choices available? I've been using the Unicolor kit, and while I seem to be having decent luck, I would like to see the difference a separate bleach and fix would make.
    The problem is always the bleach. Not many options that I can find. The Kodak C-41 bleach replenisher is readily available, but it's expensive -- neighborhood of $50 for five liters. Not exactly kit size. The fixer repenisher is easier to find and much cheaper. By consensus (based on my own reading here and elsewhere) the starters for these chemicals don't seem to be necessary. Anyway, uniquephoto.com stocks -- and ships -- all of these items.

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    Somebody enlighten me. It has been my belief that Rollei went out of business in 1979.

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    They've been secretly manufacturing chemicals for the last 30 years on the down low. Everyone without a first name of "Tom" was let in on the secret back in '81.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    I guess it's true--ask a dumb question and you get a dumb answer. Apparently they only discontinued the Rolleiflex then, not went out of business totally.

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    You can still buy a brand new Rolleiflex today, or could just a few years ago. They won't assemble it until someone buys it, and they will then do it out of parts in stock, and it will cost a pretty absurd amount (thousands) but I'm pretty sure you could buy a new one as recently as 2010 at least.

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    If you are in the market for a new Rollieflex, here is the current manufacturer's website: http://www.dhw-fototechnik.de/rolleiflex-tlr.html

    You will need to save your pennies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    Nothing listed as alternative there. Don't know where you'd get that. Freestyle is a big booster of film photography.

    But am I the only one that HATES their new web site design and preferred the old one by a factor of at least ten times?
    I also like their new site better, I agree with the poster that said its functionally better, it's more organized and easier to find stuff.


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