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    Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    Hello World!

    Was wondering if the 5x7 x-ray film world was as troublesome as the normal 5x7 film world.
    What with the issues between the same sized film holder holding an array of film sizes.
    I am referring to 12x16.5cm, 5x7in and 13x18cm film all fitting into what is referred to as a5x7in film holder. But not into the same film holder

    I guess my question is, if you shoot 5x7 x-ray film, what size inner dimension film holder do you use as well as what brand x-ray film do you use.

    Thank you in advance for any information anyone can supply.

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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    Hi Dan

    Jim Galli on here (is one of the members who) has used/does use x-ray film, I'm sure that he will chime in to help you

    Good luck and regards

    Andrew

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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    I am using Fuji double sided "5x7" that is available from Z&Z medical. It does not fit in standard 5x7 holders but it fits in 13x18 holders.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan6077 View Post
    Hello World!

    Was wondering if the 5x7 x-ray film world was as troublesome as the normal 5x7 film world.
    What with the issues between the same sized film holder holding an array of film sizes.
    I am referring to 12x16.5cm, 5x7in and 13x18cm film all fitting into what is referred to as a5x7in film holder. But not into the same film holder

    I guess my question is, if you shoot 5x7 x-ray film, what size inner dimension film holder do you use as well as what brand x-ray film do you use.

    Thank you in advance for any information anyone can supply.

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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    The previous remark is the only reason I don't use x-ray in 5x7. My holders are all standard, even the dry plate holder with septums. Cutting 13x18 downto fit is a PIA. So I only use x-ray in 8x10 and 5x12. I did use 7x17 but as i passed 85 I had to give up that wonderful format.

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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    I have cut down 8x10 Fuji X-ray to both 4x5 and 5x7. PITA.

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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    I cut down from 8x10. It isn't hard at all under a red light.

    The biggest downside if xray film is that the emulsion is as soft as jello when wet. I develop with hangers and that solves everything.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
    Large format: http://flickr.com/michaeldarnton
    Mostly 35mm: http://flickr.com/mdarnton
    You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear

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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    Michael, what's your process with hangers? I have a bunch but have never used them.
    Please stop feeding the trolls.

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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    Thanks to all who posted

    Dan

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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    I keep a tank filled with fix, make a batch of 1:7 D23 an hour ahead, and the middle tank is water. Around 10 min @ 70 degrees, constant agitation for 1 min, then 2 complete rise and tilts in opposite directions per min. One minute in the water, then fix. You have to be careful or the sheets pop out of the hangers so move slowly.

    Chicago water is clean enough (!!!) that after washing I hang up the hangers to dry, one end hooked on a wire, with the film in them. The less touching the better!

    I have both 5x7 tanks (10 hangers) and slim 8x10 tanks (4 hangers) with multiple sheet hangers, and prefer those.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
    Large format: http://flickr.com/michaeldarnton
    Mostly 35mm: http://flickr.com/mdarnton
    You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear

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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    Thanks, Michael. I'm going to give it a try.
    Please stop feeding the trolls.

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