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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpenhause View Post
    Who Cuts and packages the Agfa aviation films for Maco/Rollei?
    Well, that is not a secret at all. The facts are all well communicated and documented in Germany.
    Their 35mm film has been converted in most cases (there are some exclusions) by German company Photostar / Tura. Excellent, highly skilled employees there (I've been there in the factory). This company is a converting specialist for photographic materials for decades.
    Their 120 film has been converted in the past by different companies (depending on the film): Forte, Foma, Fotokemika, Ilford. Currently Foma and Ilford are doing it (if you look at the 120 Rollei Infrared film you will see at once that it is converted by Ilford).
    Sheet film converting has been done by German company Banse&Grohmann / Wephota http://wephota.de/ . Also a company with excellent reputation in converting sheet film and paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpenhause View Post

    So far I would say InovisCoat and ADOX did it! Anyone care to dispute???? or.... correct my assumption?
    Well, InovisCoat maybe. But Adox definitely not. They are working on other very interesting projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henning Serger View Post
    Well, that is not a secret at all. The facts are all well communicated and documented in Germany.
    Their 35mm film has been converted in most cases (there are some exclusions) by German company Photostar / Tura. Excellent, highly skilled employees there (I've been there in the factory). This company is a converting specialist for photographic materials for decades.
    Their 120 film has been converted in the past by different companies (depending on the film): Forte, Foma, Fotokemika, Ilford. Currently Foma and Ilford are doing it (if you look at the 120 Rollei Infrared film you will see at once that it is converted by Ilford).
    Sheet film converting has been done by German company Banse&Grohmann / Wephota http://wephota.de/ . Also a company with excellent reputation in converting sheet film and paper.

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    That is truely amazing about how the European film industry has cooperation of other outfits to do the "Confectioning" of the various sizes of color and B&W films, I did notice Kodak sending some film stocks to Mexico for cutting and packing, seems Fuji does a bit of farming out of the cutting and packaging to plants in other countries as well.

    Little wonder most films from Europe only say "Made in E.U." on the package, I'll bet that is what will be on the LomoChrome Purple 400 film box.

    Do you think the LomoChrome Purple 400 film in 35mm will have DX coding on the cartridge? That will make life easier if you want to use a camera with automatic transmission as well as use it with stick shift cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpenhause View Post
    That is truely amazing about how the European film industry has cooperation of other outfits to do the "Confectioning" of the various sizes of color and B&W films...
    This is a rather new fenomenon due to emergence of small companies. (In the past companies tried to be most independant.)

    Though even a major company as Agfa cooperated with smaller players , to everyones benefit, in the near past.


    Don't forget that Europe was (and is) the center of the photochemical industry regarding number of manufacturers, training etc.

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    Any DX coding on the LomoChrome Purple 400 35mm Cartridges?

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    Well, just one general thought about this new Lomography film.
    I think the most interesting aspects about this film is the following:

    - it is a new film, not a re-labeled product
    - it is made (so far) in extremely tiny quantities (about only 10,000 rolls; which is next to nothing in film production; even niche BW film types are produced in bigger volumes).

    Therefore this film is busting the apug-myth that colour film can only be produced in huge quantities.
    Probably this film is coated on a pilot coating machine, which normally is used for test coating runs.

    Of course that is only possible because a much bigger colour film production (of other products) is behind all this, delivering all the needed infrastructure.
    But perhaps that production model could be the gate for more niche colour films in future, which supplement the high volume main stream films.

    By the way, it is always interesting to see when apug-myths are busted ;-) :
    Some months ago the myth that photo colour film production is completely dependent on movie film production was busted: Fuji stopped movie film production (with the exception of their Eterna archival films), but continued colour photo film production.
    Or the myth that small(er) BW only manufacturers are safe: Fotokemika proved the opposite (and before that Kentmere, ERA and Forte did, too.....).

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    My Lomochrome rolls 35mm and 120 are due in today! I hope the stupid ass FedEx drivers won't skip me because they are too stupid or too lazy to deal with the electric gate in my neighborhood

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    Yay! the 120 roll package is in! I opened the box and the roll looks like Foma packed it, oh well, looks like Foma black backing paper and spool.

    The box says "Made in E.U." That sure as hell tells us a lot!

    I am going to wait a few more hours before going to the Ventura County Fair and see if FedEx will bring my order of 35mm LomoChrome Purple 400 today, I would like to try the 35mm in the original Russian Lomo LCA otherwise the 120 is going in my "Pocket Hassleblad" the Agfa Isolette III
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    Time to Go! I'm Outta here! The 35mm LomoChrome Purple 400 35mm has just arrived!

    No DX coding but is in a reloadable cartridge, "Made in E.U."

    Here is a first look at the box
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