Gods of Film...
Old 02-01-2018   #1
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Gods of Film...

Yes, Ithink there should be a separate forum for film.
Seems like just yesterday the transpareny film was $5, and processsing was another $5. Nowadays, it,s more like $12-15 forthe former, and $12 for the latter. Sometimes, though, the Gods of film smile at us Check this out:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...edcarts-728x90
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Old 02-01-2018   #2
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Expires in one month (3/2018). I wouldn't order a lot. But the price is good.
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Old 02-01-2018   #3
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Short-dated Provia 100F is also on sale:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...me_Provia.html

Also on sale, Velvia 100, but with no stated expiration date:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...me_Velvia.html
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Old 02-01-2018   #4
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So the question is, is this some random film found in the warehouse that got forgotten, and now it's short-dated, or is this all short-dated because slide film isn't selling?

Personally I've stopped shooting slide in 35mm. I have a few odd rolls left of Velvia and Provia but once I use up that it's gone. If I want to devote time to shooting slides I'll go whole-hog with 120 or 4x5. I hope the sales continue as such to sustain slide, but Fuji has not inspired confidence these last few years in terms of pricing and availability!
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Old 02-01-2018   #5
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The other day I was in a local camera store (the only one left where I live) and some guy brought in 3 rolls of 35mm slide film to be developed and set in mounts, and bought 3 rolls to go. I almost died when the clerk added it up......it came to nearly $100.
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Large format slide film...

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So the question is, is this some random film found in the warehouse that got forgotten, and now it's short-dated, or is this all short-dated because slide film isn't selling?

Personally I've stopped shooting slide in 35mm. I have a few odd rolls left of Velvia and Provia but once I use up that it's gone. If I want to devote time to shooting slides I'll go whole-hog with 120 or 4x5. I hope the sales continue as such to sustain slide, but Fuji has not inspired confidence these last few years in terms of pricing and availability!
I agree with what you said about 120 film, but it's hard to get the 4x5 E-6 film processed. My solution is to use as sharp lenses as I can afford on 35mm, then scan them at highest resolution I can. This way I get the 150 MB 16 bits per channel files to play with in Photoshop.
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While I can't afford to shoot slide film often, I could not pass up the Velvia 100 @ B&H and ordered 10 rolls today. Gives me a reason to think of travels to a place to use it. Edmonton Alberta in February is not it
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I agree with what you said about 120 film, but it's hard to get the 4x5 E-6 film processed. My solution is to use as sharp lenses as I can afford on 35mm, then scan them at highest resolution I can. This way I get the 150 MB 16 bits per channel files to play with in Photoshop.
I develop my own. I also generally only want to shoot a few color images on a given day, if any. Shooting even 10 shots in my 6x7 camera is tough. 4x5 is nice as I can shoot just one sheet in a whole day and not have to carry another camera/back (which is exactly what I did shooting 4x5 yesterday actually).

No matter how high resolution you scan your 35mm, it doesn't change the resolution capable on the film - and most scanners have diminishing returns at higher resolution (Epson is limited to not even 2000 dpi or 6mp from a 35mm slide. But this isn't a thread about 35mm vs. larger formats so I'll leave it there.
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I've been buying that short dated Provia in 35mm and MF too. It's great stuff.
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Seems like you all haven't heard - Fuji is discontinuing many of the pro packs of most of their stock in March. If this is on trend with their previous actions, discontinuing the pro packs was the precursor to discontinuing the actual film stock entirely.

So, if this rumor is to be believed, it's very possible that Velvia, Provia, Pro 400H, etc. - all those stocks will cease to exist in the near future. Get it while you can.
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Old 02-01-2018   #11
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I am primarily a slide shooter, which is primarily provia. I shot a few hundred rolls last year, with about 4 of those being in 35mm.

I really don't shoot 35mm at all, but when I do, it is usually black and white. Slide in 120 or 4x5 (or 8x10 for that matter) is really that much better, at least to me.

I develop all my own film, so at about $.80 a roll, it is a pretty good deal.
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This is film forum here.

I have expired transparency film, purchased for 3 CAD which is as good as new and my developing cost is 6 CAD as of now. E-6 developing kit, which is total to brainier to develop at home. So easy.

Be god of film by yourself. It is time.
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