Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Guide to Film Notches

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    5,350

    Guide to Film Notches

    I am scanning some B&W 5X7" negatives from the early 1980s and am not able to identify one of the films. Does anyone know of a guide that will allow one to identify sheet films by the notches? I am almost certain it is an Ilford or Kodak B&W film since that is all I used back then. This one has three square notches.

    Sandy
    http://www.sandykingphotography.com/
    For discussion and information about carbon transfer please visit the carbon group at groups.io
    [url]https://groups.io/g/carbon

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,055

    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    There ought to be a sticky for this on this forum about old notch codes, I've encountered some
    in my LF gear acquisitions and it's Googling till you find a site that has old docs that have
    the notch codes.

    Here's a recent thread I started when I got some 4x5 loaded holders -
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ad.php?t=78394

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Austin TX
    Posts
    2,051

    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    Sandy, someone on this forum I think posted this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notch_c...ak_sheet_films

    Seems this was around mid August 2011.

    But I don't see any Kodak recent product with three square notches.

    Nate Potter, Austin TX.

  4. #4
    Unwitting Thread Killer Ari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    5,553

    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    I found this; it could be Ansco Isopan or Gevaert Panchromatic.

  5. #5
    multi format
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    local
    Posts
    4,084

    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    hi sandy

    nicolai morrisson has a bunch of info on notch codes on his website ...


    http://photondetector.com/tools_ref/filmdata/


    i've also attached a pdf of things i found a while ago

    good luck !
    john

  6. #6
    Land-Scapegrace Heroique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle, Wash.
    Posts
    2,647

    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    ...it could be Ansco Isopan.
    “I have located some negatives from 1955. Three square notches – Ansco Safety Film,” Merg Ross says in this thread. “My guess would be Isopan. Hope this helps.”

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    5,350

    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    Thanks for the suggestion that it might be an Ansco film. I found an old film box with the label of GAF Versapan, and the box shows the three square notches for the film code. From what I understand GAF was once Ansco?

    The box does not show film speed. I am guessing it was ASA 100? I had totally forgot about buying and using this film. It must have been one of my first film purchases when I started to use the 5X7" format in the mid-1970s.

    Sandy
    http://www.sandykingphotography.com/
    For discussion and information about carbon transfer please visit the carbon group at groups.io
    [url]https://groups.io/g/carbon

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    31

    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    FWIW, I have a couple boxes of old (70's?) expired GAF pan film and they have two sizeable square notches. Wish I had the boxes with me to give more info.

    Kind regards,

    -JB

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    36

    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	img020.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	3.7 KB 
ID:	197520

    I have been scanning my 4x5 films since it hasn't been done yet. I was in high school and used their 4x5 camera for some shots. The shots were taken in around 1988-89. We used Ilford films in the photo class, so my shots were either on FP4 (not plus) or HP5 (not plus).

    Edit- It seems we used Kodak for sheet films in school, as this notch code relays to Kodak Plus X Pro.
    Last edited by braxus; 17-Nov-2019 at 15:39.

  10. #10
    Lascassas, TN
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Lascassas TN
    Posts
    246

    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    Quick shots of notch codes from Morgan & Morgan Photo Lab Index, 27th Edition 1963


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	AgfaNotchCodes.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	70.1 KB 
ID:	197540Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DupontNotchCode.jpg 
Views:	48 
Size:	55.3 KB 
ID:	197541Click image for larger version. 

Name:	GAF-Ansco Notch Codes.jpg 
Views:	44 
Size:	73.6 KB 
ID:	197542
    Bill Kumpf

Similar Threads

  1. Using Hypo Clearing Agent in Jobo Expert Drum
    By tgtaylor in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 24-Nov-2010, 12:01
  2. Storing film after it is exposed
    By Tony Baker in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2009, 20:40
  3. I'm a film testing moron- wadda ya think?
    By timbo10ca in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 22-May-2007, 17:50
  4. Efke film notches
    By Jeff Genung in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-Nov-2005, 00:36
  5. film loading/unloading
    By Barret in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 2-Aug-2004, 12:24

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •