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    It's getting a little expensive to stock up on Azo. The same person just purchased 2 500 sheet boxes of old grade 4 Azo. The first box went for $1,725 and the second went for $1,135.

    That seems like a lot of $$ for what will probably prove to be grade 3 Azo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgjbowen View Post
    It's getting a little expensive to stock up on Azo. The same person just purchased 2 500 sheet boxes of old grade 4 Azo. The first box went for $1,725 and the second went for $1,135.

    That seems like a lot of $$ for what will probably prove to be grade 3 Azo.
    Wow. That is all I can say.

    After testing some of the same age G4 myself, and others I know who have tested it as well...we all found it to be nearly EXACT to G3.

    I hope Michael and Paula do not see this and think they can get away with selling the new Lodima for this much!

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    Keep in mind this is the "spot" price, and while there is someone who is willing to pay this much, you obviously wouldn't be able to sell a thousand 500 sheet boxes for this much...

    Maybe Michael and Paula will see this and auction some of their grade 3 stash to help pay for Lodima...

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    I just finished print-testing several papers. Haven't toned nor dried them yet, but I can say without hesitation there are good alternatives available to the Azo/Amidol routine, in both developers and papers. I'll provide an in-depth thread in several days on what I think.

    Folks, take a look at the Slavich paper, available from Freestyle. I think its very promising. Comes in single weight as well as double weight, grades 2, 3, and 4. I've just been playing with grade 3. More to follow in a few days.

    If the Lodima paper comes to be, I'm sure it will be good. Until then, I'm not waiting nor wishing for the promised magic bullet, nor crying for the good ol' days of Azo. Azo is gone, and once these secret (and now very expensive) stashes are gone, there will be no more ever again. I've a mind to sell off the few sheets of Grade 3 I have. Any takers? (PS-I plan to profit on it.)
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    Alex,

    I and I'm sure many others look forward to your post....

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    Does anyone know who Bluelester is on Ebay? I see this photographer is located in San Francisco. So far in February alone this photographer has spent $4,373 plus shipping to acquire 1,900 sheets of 8x10 Azo.

    I guess Bluelester isn't waiting for Lodima.

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    No idea who Bluelester is. Everyone should spend their money as the see fit. If my prints were selling at $500 to $1000 each, and I were selling fifty to a hundred per year, I'd be buying as much Azo as I could right now. But, as it stands ------.
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    How much is two unopened 500 sheet boxes of grade 3 worth? I may just put them up for sale on the bay to help finance my sons college.
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    Three older threads speculating about Lodima merged. This thread is separate from the thread with official reports from Michael A. Smith and member responses to those reports and impressions of the paper itself--

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum55/3...responses.html
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