Ortho film in 120?

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Are there any ortho-panchromatic films in 120 format out there?

-- Patric (jenspatric@mail.bip.net), March 03, 2001


Maco (Macophot) has ortho in 120. B&H has it, currently for $5 a roll.

"ASA 25"

-- Charlie Strack (charlie_strack@sti.com), March 03, 2001.

By the way, you'll find it on B&H website under Film, Specialized Film (RH column, near the bottom).

-- Charlie Strack (charlie_strack@sti.com), March 03, 2001.

Thanks! Who makes the Macophot films? I've heard that they just re- labels the films from another brand.

-- Patric (jenspatric@mail.bip.net), March 03, 2001.

I don't know, but I don't think they are re-labels. They've got roll film IR, and this ortho. Nobody else I know of makes these.

I think a web search on "Macophot" in google got me to their site.

-- Charlie Strack (charlie_strack@sti.com), March 04, 2001.

I've just heard that the "normal" Maco films are made by Foma. Got no answer about the IR and Ortho films though.

-- Patric (jenspatric@mail.bip.net), March 04, 2001.

A blue A/D conversion filter, like an 80C or 80A, used in conjunction with your favourite panchro film should give almost identical results to Ortho film.

-- Pete Andrews (p.l.andrews@bham.ac.uk), March 05, 2001.

Yes, but will not give you the superfine grain the ortho film has.

-- Patric (jenspatric@mail.bip.net), March 06, 2001.

And, no panchro film will let you work with a safelight the way ortho can.

I've always thought ortho might be the best way to start students on sheet film handling and processing for this reason.

-- Charlie Strack (charlie_strack@sti.com), March 08, 2001.

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