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The Muid
1-Jul-2009, 08:36
Hi everyone,

I've finally gotten together all the parts required for my 10x8" view camera :D Only one essential ingredient remains - the film itself. I've been looking online for a while now and I can seem to find any place that sells a decent range. In the past I've used 5x4" Velvia and found it to be quite nice. I'm also hoping to use the Provia and Astia ranges where lower levels of saturation are required. I've heard that Astia is very difficult to get. I'm wondering is there any online store that would sell these films in 10x8" sizes?

Thanks for your time and your help,



Diarmuid :cool:

Toyon
1-Jul-2009, 08:45
In the U.S. Freestyle Photo has been very supportive of large format photography, and carries a lot of interesting film brands. In the EU, Fotoimpex and Robert White, seem to have the most interest in large format products by mail order.

Gem Singer
1-Jul-2009, 08:55
You will need to purchase 10X8 film in your side of the world.

In this side of the world, the vendors only sell 8X10 film.http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif

GPS
1-Jul-2009, 09:24
You will need to purchase 10X8 film in your side of the world.

In this side of the world, the vendors only sell 8X10 film.http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif

It's true Gem, but if you hold your film holders in your right hand and load them with the film kept in your left hand you can easily upload the needed 10x8 format. Works like a charm. Just be careful at the notches...

Len Middleton
1-Jul-2009, 09:28
It's true Gem, but if you hold your film holders in your right hand and load them with the film kept in your left hand you can easily upload the needed 10x8 format. Works like a charm. Just be careful at the notches...

So 10x8 format is for left handed people? :D

GPS
1-Jul-2009, 09:32
No, it's just the European holder - if you turn it 180 and you sit at the opposite side you can then use whatever hand - but that is more complicated, I wouldn't recommend it.

Eric Leppanen
1-Jul-2009, 09:33
I would suggest contacting a U.K.-based retailer such as Robert White. They already carry some 8x10 films and may be able to order the remaining films you need.

CG
1-Jul-2009, 11:00
Try these to start

www.mrcad.co.uk
www.mxv.co.uk
www.teamworkphoto.co.uk
www.bobrigby.com
www.ffordes.com
www.robertwhite.co.uk

venchka
1-Jul-2009, 12:37
Japan Exposures lists Astia in 8x10.

http://www.japanexposures.com/shop/index.php?cPath=25

jb7
1-Jul-2009, 12:38
This is probably your best bet-

http://www.fujilab.co.uk/catalog/reversal-provia-100f-c-30_32_64.html

http://www.silverprint.co.uk is a good source for neg materials-

The Muid
6-Jul-2009, 11:42
Thanks for your help everyone, I really appreciate it :) I'm glad to have a lot more options now than just eBay :D

All the best,



Diarmuid :cool:

77seriesiii
6-Jul-2009, 12:09
on the notches and such we may have to ask him if he has a right handed or a left handed plate. Never know...:D

Silverprint as already mentioned and here is one in Germany maybe better prices.

http://macodirect.de

I've used them alot. In 8x10 your choices are yellow box, ilford, rollei, efke and fomapan.

Happy shooting

Erick