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    Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    Hi all -

    I'm looking for 8x10 B/RA. Since Z&Z seems to have dried up, does anyone know of an alternate source for this film? I'm coming up blank...

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    Re: Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    I couldn’t find any other source in a quick search. When my one box runs out, I’ll probably try one of the green sensitive double-sided emulsions.

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    Re: Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    They have it listed on their website and it says ships in 24-48 hours. Is this maybe not true?

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    Re: Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    Has anyone had experience in freezing x-ray film? I know this film has short expiration dates.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Cunningham View Post
    They have it listed on their website and it says ships in 24-48 hours. Is this maybe not true?

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    Looks like it's back in stock. Just ordered some! L

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    Re: Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    I ordered a box too. I hope it can be frozen.... Big thanks to Paul for the heads up!

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    Re: Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Schaller View Post
    Has anyone had experience in freezing x-ray film? I know this film has short expiration dates.
    Thanks.
    I have been keeping a supply frozen and it fares well. Also it is important to remember that we are dealing with orthochromatic film which has an unusually long shelf life.I pay no attention to dates on the box. I still have some Tri-X ortho dated in the 70's which is good as new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    I have been keeping a supply frozen and it fares well. Also it is important to remember that we are dealing with orthochromatic film which has an unusually long shelf life.I pay no attention to dates on the box. I still have some Tri-X ortho dated in the 70's which is good as new.
    Thanks Jim! That’s great to know. It’s made it a relatively low cost way to get me back using the 8x10. [Although not fully ortho, Acros seems to keep really well too—I just developed some 4x5 Acros today that expired in 2003.] Thanks again for sharing your experience.

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    Re: Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    Glad to see it is available again. I just ordered 2 boxes to add to my supply. I Told my wife I Intend to die with film in the freezer, rather than run out.SHe agreed it is a good idea.

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