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    Dann Corbit
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    instant film for 4x5?

    Is there an instant film for 4x5 that uses the whole frame and is currently in production (so I do not have to buy expired film)?
    I do realize that there is a planned Instax Wide film adapter, but that does not use the whole frame and it won't be ready until next year.
    I am sorry if this is not the right subforum, but I could not find anything more specific.

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    Re: instant film for 4x5?

    Nope. The 4x5 version of Fuji packfilm FP100B45, FP100C45) has not been in production for approx. 10 years.

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    Dann Corbit
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    Re: instant film for 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by unityofsaints View Post
    Nope. The 4x5 version of Fuji packfilm FP100B45, FP100C45) has not been in production for approx. 10 years.
    Thanks, too bad though. I bet there would be a market for it.

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    Re: instant film for 4x5?

    there's Famous Format (used to be New55). There's a kind of backorder on their 100 and 400 films. Not cheap however, but it's, afaik, the only 4x5 instant film, still in production. Haven't ordered the latest iteration but I understand the quality has improved a lot from the original film.
    notch codes ? I only use one film...

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    Re: instant film for 4x5?

    Famous Format had a sale last month - according to my email conversations with Sam Hiser the goal was to increase sales so that they could order material in larger quantities and increase production which might lower prices - just have to wait and see if his plan works

    but, if no one buys it, it will go away, so I hope he is successful

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    Re: instant film for 4x5?

    Dann: I'm in for the Instax Wide. At $130 and relatively cheap film... it will do the trick for my needs. Good luck!

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    Re: instant film for 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by unityofsaints View Post
    Nope. The 4x5 version of Fuji packfilm FP100B45, FP100C45) has not been in production for approx. 10 years.
    Even the original Polaroid 4x5 pack film wasn't a full 4x5 image. The Fuji 100 series was even smaller than that. I'm shooting a pack of 20 year expired 559 now. I'm impressed that it works as well as it does, but it's definitely on it's last legs.

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    Re: instant film for 4x5?

    I used 54 Polaroid 100 ISO. (B&W). Didn't get the whole image, chemicals where not what and where they used to be. Expired 2006. But fun to use it all though.
    I own the gear, but those don't make masterpieces. My everyday experience.

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