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    HIE notch code help - found film in holders

    I recently acquired 4 Agfa 4x5 holders, to my surprise they contained film. I cut off a corner, here's the notch code pattern:

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ID:	128903

    A quick search tells me this is Kodak High Speed Infrared. Are there any other possibilities?

    The holders have been kicking around for more than a decade, is there any chance this film is still usable, and how much compensation should I give it?

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    Re: HIE notch code help - found film in holders

    likely not.

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    Re: HIE notch code help - found film in holders

    Last time I used HIE that old I should have just cut up the film for solar eclipse goggles. Try 'em but don't bother driving too far from home.

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    Re: HIE notch code help - found film in holders

    I just checked the rest of the stuff I got from the same guy, the box of 8x10 T-Max 100 expired in 2004. It was refrigerated, he was/is a decent commercial photographer. I would wager he knew what was in these holders and kept them in his fridge.

    It's actually the 2nd time I've bought from him, I got ~500 sheets of various 5x7 emulsions from him 3 years ago, which were all ok aside from base fog on the ancient Tri-X that he bought off another photographer when he started out (expired mid-80s, was still usable). I have a feeling I'll be able to get something from these. I have nothing to lose, he just threw everything on his table into a box at the end of the day and offered it to me for $50, and I've already made $200 off it without touching the Nikon gear (mint F2 + 50mm micro-nikkor).

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    Re: HIE notch code help - found film in holders

    It looks like Trix-320 (2008ish).......

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody_S View Post
    I recently acquired 4 Agfa 4x5 holders, to my surprise they contained film. I cut off a corner, here's the notch code pattern:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIE.jpg 
Views:	31 
Size:	63.1 KB 
ID:	128903

    A quick search tells me this is Kodak High Speed Infrared. Are there any other possibilities?

    The holders have been kicking around for more than a decade, is there any chance this film is still usable, and how much compensation should I give it?

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    Re: HIE notch code help - found film in holders

    There was another thread about this in the last couple months and it turns out that the notch codes (HIE and TX320) are nearly identical. But the color of the emulsion looks a bit like HIE to me.

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    Re: HIE notch code help - found film in holders

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Cunningham View Post
    There was another thread about this in the last couple months and it turns out that the notch codes (HIE and TX320) are nearly identical. But the color of the emulsion looks a bit like HIE to me.
    Thanks everyone. I believe I have a box of TX 320 in the fridge, I'll cut the corner off one sheet and compare.

    I didn't realize Kodak recycled their notch codes, which is pretty stupid if you ask me. I was trying to find notch code charts for other manufacturers.

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    Re: HIE notch code help - found film in holders

    I have just checked with my box of 320TXP, the film is identical. And then I remembered that I got the box of 320TXP from the same guy, so I think it's a pretty definitive clue that the film in the holders is 320TXP.

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    Re: HIE notch code help - found film in holders

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ID:	128935this is HIE. It's close, but not what you have.
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