5 x 7 transparency film availability?

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by oliver_barrett, Sep 6, 1997.

  1. Does anyone know about availability of 5 x 7 color
    transparency sheet film (preferably Fuji)
    outside the U.S.A., and/or a source for importing
    it into the U.S.? I've been told that neither Fuji
    nor Kodak offer 5 x 7 color sheet film in the U.S.
    market.
    Thanks,
    Oliver
     
  2. One year ago I had a friend in Tokyo buy 5x7 Velvia for
    me and send it over to me. I think it would be difficult
    to make a deal with them from abroad. It was in Tokyo's
    largest camera store. If you want more details, I can try
    to dig out the name of that store. I stopped going that
    route because of the inconvenience and the cost (a box of
    20 sheets is almost $100) and now I buy 8x10 velvia that
    I cut. Kodak still makes a few varieties of film in 5x7,
    among them EPP.
     
  3. Does cutting work well enough to keep minor scratches & glitches from getting on the film? Anyhow, try Freestyle in the USA. That is where I got my last 100 sheets of 5x7 Velvia. They are probably the only ones who might still have it. Possibly they have contacts to get it into the USA.
     
  4. Calumet Photographic stocks Ektachrome EPN (ISO 100) transparency film in 5x7 sheets (10 sheet box). They also sell 5x7 sheet film holders. I have made several photos with my Grandfather's Century 5x7 field camera. They're not 8x10, but quite spectacular ~ Enjoy!! (Calumet's phone # is 800/225-8638)
     
  5. The Adorama catalog lists both Kodak EPN (ISO100) and EPP (ISO100) in
    5 x 7 sizes. They only list the 10 packs. EPN is very good where you need very faithful color reproduction. EPP is a saturated version. Both give very good results in large format.
     
  6. >One year ago I had a friend in Tokyo buy 5x7 Velvia for me and send
    >it over to me. I think it would be difficult to make a deal with
    >them from abroad. It was in Tokyo's largest camera store. If you
    >want more details, I can try to dig out the name of that store

    <p>

    Do you mean Yodobashi Camera? It's the largest chain store in Japan.
    My guess is that the head store in Shinjuku would carry it, as they
    carry the most LF stuff of all their stores.

    <p>

    It's a shame that 5x7 sheet film is so difficult to find. 5x7 would
    be the ideal format, in that the lenses/cameras aren't as ludicrously
    expensive as 8x10, nor is the equipment as bulky. Next time I visit
    Yodobashi's head store, I'll try to note if they have 5x7 sheet film.
    The International Pro Photo Show in Tokyo is next month, so I guess I
    can ask the Fuji rep. I noticed that the Fuji Quickchange cartridges
    also aren't sold in the US.
     

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