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#1 Mark Sperry

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:38 PM

Is this a stock that is currently being produced?  Or is there simply some available dead stock of an old still emulsion that Wittner/pro8mm is selling for Super 8?  

 

 


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#2 David Cunningham

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:38 PM

My understanding is that it is a currently produces Agfa aviphot emulsion with no plans to discontinue at present.
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#3 Mark Sperry

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:26 AM

Weird just because the last I heard Agfa folded...  Did somebody buy up their equipment?


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:27 PM

Agfa's consumer and professional businesses went bust in 2004.

The consumer brand is now licensed to Agfa Photo which markets films not made by Agfa.

Agfa-Gevaert still makes Aviphot Chrome for air photography and it is one of these which is being recut and perforated by Wittner.

 

http://www.agfa.com/...color/index.jsp


Edited by Mark Dunn, 29 June 2013 - 12:29 PM.

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#5 Joerg Polzfusz

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:42 AM

Weird just because the last I heard Agfa folded... Did somebody buy up their equipment?


Don't confuse AgfaPhoto with Agfa-Gevaert. ;-)

However the original question is a good one as Agfa-Gevaert "refused" to answer it. They only stated that they could guarantee the supply for the next years. Whether the film is still in production or whether Agfa-Gevaert just has a very large cold-storage is unclear.
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#6 Larry Wilson

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:02 PM

I believe Agfa's still making it. The stock may be available in the US as Agfachrome RSX II 200, or (if they're still even making a consumer version) CTprecisa 200. 

I guess Pro8mm has finally made their version of it available, but you'd probably be better off getting it from Dwayne's Photo.


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#7 Joerg Polzfusz

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:18 AM

The stock may be available in the US as Agfachrome RSX II 200, or (if they're still even making a consumer version) CTprecisa 200.

 

Please don't confuse Agfa-Gevaert with AgfaPhoto! These companies only share the "Agfa" in their logo, but that's it since 2004/2005! Since 2004/2005 neither Agfa-Gevaert produces something for AgfaPhoto nor vice versa!
The Agfa Aviphot is made by Agfa-Gevaert, while the 135er-films sold by AgfaPhoto under the old Agfa product-names are currently made by Fuji (colour) and Kentmere (b&w).


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#8 David Cunningham

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 02:00 PM

Well that's it...  it's now discontinued and Wittner has it's last batch on hand.  They estimate their current supply will last a year or two.  Come on Film Ferrania!


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#9 Larry Wilson

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 04:48 PM

Haven't shot any yet, but somehow given the results I've seen from others, I'm in no hurry. I have never been impressed with the color rendition or grain of this stuff. Surely there had to be a better stock out there to take E100D's place. I mean, didn't Wittner offer a stock based off of Fuji Astia or Velvia 100? They should have given us that instead...


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#10 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 05:37 PM

Nonsens. Wittner states clearly - bis auf weiteres - that it remains in the catalog until further notice.

A new production has just been cleared for delivery. There is even meterware (long roll) This is where Spectra and others get their stock from.


Edited by Andries Molenaar, 30 October 2015 - 05:42 PM.

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#11 David Cunningham

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 05:46 PM

Yes. But they also say that it has been discontinued and this recent delivery was the last. All they have is what there will ever be.
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#12 Matthew Modget

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:53 AM

To the best of my knowledge, the film stock used was Agfa Aviphot Chrome 200 PE1, their website lists it as discontinued:

 

https://www.agfa.com...films/index.jsp


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#13 David Cunningham

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:44 PM

To the best of my knowledge, the film stock used was Agfa Aviphot Chrome 200 PE1, their website lists it as discontinued:
 
https://www.agfa.com...films/index.jsp


That is correct.
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#14 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:40 AM

Good Riddance 


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