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    Need source for 8x10 sheet film

    I just built 4 pinhole cameras (an 8x10, a 4x5, and two Altoid 35mm). I used 35mm film to test the 8x10 and 4x5 cameras for light leaks and now I am ready to test them with sheet film. I have been able to find some reasonably priced 4x5 black and white sheet film but went into sticker shock when I priced the 8x10 film.

    In the past, my employer supplied all the sheet film I needed. Now I need my own source of reasonably priced 8x10 sheet film. Please advise.

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    Cheapest there is

    And quite a good film too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blix@broadpark.no
    Cheapest there is

    And quite a good film too.
    Same film , even cheaper (25 sheets for $16.49)!!

    It's a bit larger (approx 3-5mm) so it will NOT fit a standard holder, but for a pinhole camera ? Maybe?? Your call..

    I'm trimming this in the dark on a rotarytrimmer and loading my holders after each sheet is trimmed. Not the ideal scenario for Your AA Moonrise ...(fill in).. shoots, but a cheap way to learn the ropes..
    Morten :-)


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    Perfect!

    morkolv & blix@broadpark.no,

    Thanks for the source and the quick response.

    I just placed an order for two 25 sheet boxes of 8x10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morkolv
    Same film , even cheaper (25 sheets for $16.49)!!

    It's a bit larger (approx 3-5mm) so it will NOT fit a standard holder, but for a pinhole camera ? Maybe?? Your call..

    I'm trimming this in the dark on a rotarytrimmer and loading my holders after each sheet is trimmed. Not the ideal scenario for Your AA Moonrise ...(fill in).. shoots, but a cheap way to learn the ropes..
    Morten,

    Which side do you have to trim? both sides? thanks

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    Here is another option from Freestyle. It is Foma and is available in 100 speed as well as 200 speed. http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_pro...pid=1000001245

    Are you using regular holders? If so, be careful about the discounted J&C as it does not fit normal holders.

    Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten
    Morten,

    Which side do you have to trim? both sides? thanks
    I do both, but think its the long side i.e. the 8" measure wich really needs trimming. My set up is a trimming guide in each end of the rotary trimmer. One does 8" the other 10", on both there is only a thin strip (3-5mm) being shaved off. But bear in mind I did set up the guide using a old sheet of 8X10 chrome.
    Morten :-)


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    The package of over-sized 8x10 that I got (back when the film was new and the problem was being uncovered) didn't fit my holders due to the width (the 8" measurement was off). I never checked to see if the length was acceptable.

    Best of luck.
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    The length has not been a problem for anyone as far as we know. Just the 8 inch side.

    Also, the regular Pro 8x10 (properly cut) is on sale for $24.99 for a 25 sheet pack.
    www.jandcphoto.com

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    i would be interested in seeing your 8X10 pinhole. i ma currently building one for myself and any info would be great. i bought some of jandc 8x10 miscut film. it measures 8X10 exactly. so i cut off 1/8 so now it is 7 7/8 x 10 and it goes in my holders now. i used a paper cutter with a stop clamped on. cheers
    eddie

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