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RTucker
24-Apr-2011, 06:49
Is there any film companys out there still making black & white 220 film.

vinny
24-Apr-2011, 08:52
no.

Lynn Jones
26-Apr-2011, 13:28
That's too bad cause Bill Ryan and I invented it in 1966 with the original Calumet.

Lynn

Brian C. Miller
26-Apr-2011, 15:02
There's still color negative 220 being sold. B&H seems to be waiting for the new Portra in 220, and Fuji is in stock.

karl french
26-Apr-2011, 22:24
There's quite a bit in my freezer.

Jeffrey Sipress
27-Apr-2011, 13:05
Isn't 220 just a longer piece of 120?

Oren Grad
27-Apr-2011, 13:36
Isn't 220 just a longer piece of 120?

The paper backing is different and the machine required to finish the film - attach the backing, spool and package - is different.

Mark Sampson
27-Apr-2011, 14:17
It was a brilliant idea... that has almost disappeared, since the wedding shooters who were its primary market have abandoned roll film for digital.

Renato Tonelli
28-Apr-2011, 07:15
It was a brilliant idea... that has almost disappeared, since the wedding shooters who were its primary market have abandoned roll film for digital.

This lack of demand is what killed it, although: it is somewhat curious that the color negative is still available (maybe it's old stock), but no B&W 220 can be found anywhere. Too bad. I do have a stash of Kodak TX320 in the freezer.

Lynn Jones
28-Apr-2011, 17:39
Jeffrey,
The answer is yes, except that there is a paper leader and trailer and raw stock in between. The film is officially 64.75 inches.

Lynn

Ari
28-Apr-2011, 19:40
I thought TX320 was still available, but I guess not.
Last time I bought some was autumn 2008.

frotog
29-Apr-2011, 08:46
220 has a thinner base = less dispersion = sharper images.

Oren Grad
29-Apr-2011, 10:53
Kodak 120 and 220 films are coated on the same 3.9 mil acetate base.