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    Does film come in the little boxes anymore?

    Back in 2004 and before, whenever I purchased a roll of Fujichrome Velvia, it came in a little green box with a folded up paper with the characteristics of the film. Now when I purchase the newer Velvia 50, it just comes in the little plastic film can, no little paper as before.

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    I don't know about Velvia 50, as far as I know other brands come in boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphendren View Post
    Back in 2004 and before, whenever I purchased a roll of Fujichrome Velvia, it came in a little green box with a folded up paper with the characteristics of the film. Now when I purchase the newer Velvia 50, it just comes in the little plastic film can, no little paper as before.

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    Jared,

    Sure it does!

    Depends where you buy it.... some dealers will sell individual rolls (both 35mm and roll film) from Pro-Packs, hence no box, no paper blurb.

    A dealer I go to sells film both in individual boxes and as you describe, from Pro-Packs.

    With the 35mm in the plastic film can, there is no real way of knowing how fresh it is (expiration date) or the emulsion batch. With individual rolls of 120/220 from a Pro-Pack, since its wrapped in foil those details are on the foil.

    Anyway, bottom line, depends where you buy it, check out another source if you can!

    Hope this helps

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    I think the pro films are now sold in packs of 5. Individual shops split these down. The little cardboard boxes are still use for the consumer films like Superia.

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    "Anyway, bottom line, depends where you buy it, check out another source if you can!"

    I buy my Velvia 50 from Sahara Camera in Las Vegas. I noticed that the clerk pulls a large green box out of the refrigerator and then digs down in the box and pulls however many rolls I ask for. They charge around $8.55 a roll there; Casey's Camera also sells Velvia 50, but it is over $12 a roll there! B&H only charges around $6 something a roll, but then you have to pay shipping.

    It would be nice to know the expiration date!

    I wonder if I can get the new Velvia 50's characteristics (reciprocity failure, etc..) from Fuji's webpage? I think that I will go and see.

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    Possibly for colour, but ILFORD and Kodak black & white 135 films come individually packed, then cellophane wrapped per 10 pack.

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    Yeah, many of the pro color films come in 5-packs now. Reala still available in 10-pk bricks of boxes, though, probably Superia 1600 as well.

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    I recently purchased several rolls of film from B&H. Everything came boxed except the Velvia 100, which arrived in plastic film cannisters with emulsion # and exp date tape to the outside of the cannisters

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    How many rolls are in a Pro-Pack? Back in 2001 or so, I ordered quite a few rolls (for me) of Velvia from B&H. They came in the little green boxes and wrapped in cellophane. I can't remember how many rolls I bought, it seems that it was 20 if I recall. Sadly, when I went digital in 2004, I tossed probably 7-10 rolls thinking that I would never use it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphendren View Post
    How many rolls are in a Pro-Pack? Back in 2001 or so, I ordered quite a few rolls (for me) of Velvia from B&H. They came in the little green boxes and wrapped in cellophane. I can't remember how many rolls I bought, it seems that it was 20 if I recall. Sadly, when I went digital in 2004, I tossed probably 7-10 rolls thinking that I would never use it again.

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    Well a Pro-Pack (usually for roll film 120 or 220) come as 5 rolls per pack. I think some 35mm come as Pro-Packs too with 5 per roll.

    Some dealers will repackage individual rolls and sell them as Pro-Packs

    What you are describing... 20 rolls wrapped in cellophane is called a "BricK".
    Perhaps that's what you are thinking.

    Again, shop around, ask around.

    (Actually I think the "Brick" is 10 rolls, not 20)
    Last edited by Ira Rush; 11-05-2009 at 01:32 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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