New films in stock at Freestyle Photo
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New films in stock at Freestyle Photo

I just got this newsletter below from Freestyle. They are featuring some new films I never heard of, and it looks quite promising for us film shooters. These are great people to deal with, and their prices are hard to beat. Their customer service can't be beat. Good stuff.

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Thanks, Steve!!!

This looks like fun film! Not the old stodgy color and b/w, so yes, we should all be happy to see this.

I think I shall have a bit of fun with this shopping list!
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Interesting. Particularly that ReraPan 400 in 127 size. Maybe I won't have to cut down and respool Tri-X anymore.

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I received that email as well. Some of the color emulsions are a little gimmicky, but the B&W ones look interesting.

Having said that, the introduction of new film--gimmicky or not--is always good news for film shooters.
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Good news; I wonder who makes it???
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Good news; I wonder who makes it???
Which one? The Rera Pan is ‘made’ by Kawauso-Shoten in Japan, and used to be 100 speed. When it was 100 speed at least some of it (which I got) was Fuji Acros. My guess is that now that it’s 400 speed it’s HP5+ and they have bought some bulk rolls from the recent Ilford custom order run and are assembling it from that. It worked really well in the Baby Rollei I tested it in.

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Which one? The Rera Pan is ‘made’ by Kawauso-Shoten in Japan, and used to be 100 speed. When it was 100 speed at least some of it (which I got) was Fuji Acros. My guess is that now that it’s 400 speed it’s HP5+ and they have bought some bulk rolls from the recent Ilford custom order run and are assembling it from that. It worked really well in the Baby Rollei I tested it in.

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if it is in fact HP5, my interest in a 4x4 Rollei has just gone way up.
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Which one? The Rera Pan is ‘made’ by Kawauso-Shoten in Japan, and used to be 100 speed. When it was 100 speed at least some of it (which I got) was Fuji Acros. My guess is that now that it’s 400 speed it’s HP5+ and they have bought some bulk rolls from the recent Ilford custom order run and are assembling it from that. It worked really well in the Baby Rollei I tested it in.

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Thanks Marty, I guess there are a few tinkerers out there.
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Good news; I wonder who makes it???
John, the color films are just standard Kodak or Fuji amateur negative films. They are then pre-exposed to get these different fancy color effects (or turned and re-spooled in the case of Redscale films). That is all made in tiny volumes by hand by the owners of the brand labels of this fancy stuff. I've talked to the guys of 'Revelog' at one of the AnalogueNow festivals. They had a booth there.
The Kono! films are often derived from movie films.
And JCH Street Pan is just old Agfa ASP 400s = Agfa Aviphot Pan 400 film. This film was discontinued by Agfa many years ago. The last coating of this film was made in 2008. So due to Agfa's own technical standards this film is long expired. And it is not a true ISO 400 film (aerial film has different ISO measurement standards). The real speed of this film is much lower: ISO 50 - 160 dependant on the developer.
The film is also extremely expensive. You get the same "look" and almost the same speed at about half the price by using Rollei Superpan 200 instead. Much much better deal.

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