Originally Posted by StoneNYC
Originally Posted by Martin Reed
Thank you for the thread. I left a message on your answer machine earlier today, then I realised that it would be more effective to contact to you via APUG.
You have mentioned that Ilford is not interested in producing 70mm perforated film. Martin Reed at Silverprint wrote about this possibility four years ago. I talked to Martin recently. He said that that time he could not find enough photographers to order a small batch of just 60(!) 30m rolls.
I was about to buy 10 150’ rolls of out-of-dated Kodak Double X (2405) from “that Canadian guy” and some Fujichrome Duplicating from Siverprint or Process Supplies in London (it gives surprisingly natural beautiful colour when C-41 processed), when noticed this thread.
Simon, could you please explain what the “excessive waste” is, and why it is not viable to coat 70mm perforated. What is the bare minimum Ilford would be interested to produce?
Also regarding 35mm. As I could not afford to shoot on photographic film at current prices, I bought recently two 400’ rolls of Kodak Double X (5222) movie film for £84 (+VAT) each. 400’ is equivalent of around 73 cartridges (36 exp.).
Simon, are you able to sell 35mm film in cans of 400’ or 1000’?