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I was wondering if anyone out there has ever heard of bulk film that will fit my 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 camera? If so I would be very interested to hear about it.
-- Janet Redhawk (email@example.com), January 14, 1998
Several medium format cameras have backs which will use 70mm film. Kodak offers Tri-X and VPS in both perforated and unperforated rolls, either 15 feet or 100 feet. There may be other films available but these are the only ones I am aware of.
-- Garry Teeple (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 1998.
Ilford also offers 70mm FP4+ and HP5+ (and possibly some others)
-- John Lehman (email@example.com), January 30, 1998.
70mm film is available but there is a "yeah, but" to the whole thing. I looked into this for my Hasselblad. The developing tank and reel for the 70mm film is quite expensive- about 175 for the reel (Kindermann). It would take quite a few rolls to amortize out the expense of the reel.
If you are a devotee of the emulsions that only come in 70mm- some aerial and infared films in particular- I suppose you can bite the bullet and pay the cost. Also, if you do things like take pictures of graduating classes where 70 pictures at a whack is good, 70mm makes sense but, otherwise, it does not make economic sense...
-- Jeff Benedict (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 1999.