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How big is the need for 3x4 film?

 
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Les



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2002 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I"m looking into getting a run of Black & white film to fit 3 1/4 x4 1/4 holders.

Chime in with how many boxes of 25 sheets are you willing to buy and how much per box are you willing to pay.

Film for Classics is currently selling it for $30 a box + shipping. Needless to say, if I can't do if for significantly less than that we won't.
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xyzphoto



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind and speed film would you have?
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Les



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this point all I can say is "moderate speed B&W" It may end up 400 asa but more likely 100.

But I have to say I sent this word out here and inthe largeformat list group and while I got suggestions as to where to go to get it, nobody else has expressed an interest in buying it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would be interested in cut 3x4 film. I cut my own and I've gotten pretty good at it but it still takes time. film for classics price with shipping is $42 for a box of 25. at that price I'll still cut my own. I'd pay $25 a box plus $5 for shipping. i prefer 400 asa film.

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alecj



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2002 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another future source of 3x4 film. Looks like they'll be carrying it early in 2003. They're importing a lot of film and they may have found a manufacturer to cut it to size before shipping.

http://www.jandcphotography.com/

[ This Message was edited by: alecj on 2002-12-01 14:25 ]
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alecj



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those so inclined to cut their own:

http://www.clearsightusa.com/cutsheetfilm.html

Check the measurements, though, because I'm not sure these are intended for 3x4.

[ This Message was edited by: alecj on 2003-01-31 09:40 ]
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Henry



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On that site he says:

"Since the re-cut film will not have any notches the emulsion side can be identified by the curvature of the film (emulsion on the inside), or rub the edge of the film between very slightly moistened thumb and index. The emulsion side will adhere to the moist finger."

Seems to me if you keep the film sheets properly and consistently oriented, you can manage it so you don't cut off the edge with the notches. After all, you only need to cut off two edges---just make sure your stack of film sheets is arranged so that one of the remaining ones is notched, i.e, looking at the emulsion side (in total darkness of course!), with the film positioned on the cutting board so the notches are in the lower left corner you'd cut off the right side, then move your indexing stop according to his directions, turn your sheet clockwise 90 degrees and cut off the short side. I'm a little dubious about the moist fingers test he suggests!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One might find it more cost/time effective to cut down 8 x 10 sheets which would not have notches on 3 of the 4 pieces.

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Henry



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True enough; I was thinking 4x5 cut down to 3x4. I'm not a sheet film user so haven't priced the various sizes as to cost effectiveness.
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