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Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Post by richard p. t. » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:14 am

You website seems to be down. Maybe maintenance overnight or something.

But I worked back from a previous update and found ...

YOU GUYS HAVE MADE A PANCHROMATIC FILM STOCK! How excellent! That is real progress. Well done!
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Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Post by David M. Leugers » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:09 am

Wow, what a surprise! I loved Ferrania black and white film, there print stock was great also. I hope we get to see it in 16mm, R-8mm or DS-8mm so I can shoot it.

Bravo, Ferrania team members!


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Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Post by aj » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:07 am

I never used BW from Ferrania. Old dudes who did use it never seem to cease on this silverrich BW material. Elsewhere this rich emulsion is a de-luxe edition.

See what it looks like. It gives Ferrania an opportunity to operate the machines and gain hours in experience while making some money hopefully on the sales of this film.

Now the colorfilm is set for this summer :)
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Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Post by Angus » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:14 pm

I definitely hope to purchase some Ferrania P30. I love silver-rich B&W films, I've been using Adox Silvermax and Fomapan 100 a fair bit in 135. The test images from the first hand rolled Ferrania films look beautiful.
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Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Post by Will2 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:38 pm

From the post it seems that the B&W film is a little easier to create, will it become an item for regular sale or just for the rewards?

You know we'd eat it up here if it was offered in 16mm or Super 8 or Regular 8...I'd love to have some 100' 35mm loads for my Eyemo...


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Post by Mmechanic » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:48 am

So do I.


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Post by mr8mm » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:25 am

If Film Ferrania could be persuaded to sell their BW in bulk spools 400ft/122M or larger, there are a number of ways to have the film slit and perforated by second parties to various 16mm products. Unfortunately it would add to the cost but it would give Film Ferrania exposure to the small gauge market. DS8 would be especially valuable because it can be easily slit and loaded into cartridges for Super 8 and Single 8. Nice to have ISO 80 film.


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Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Post by richard p. t. » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:40 am

And is it a clear acetate base or a grey base? It's bw negative film which is usually on a grey base but they may not have grey. Clear would make it better for reversal use.
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Post by Mmechanic » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:11 pm

No worry about perforation with Ferrania, they have dozens of perforators with tools for 70mm, 65mm, 35mm N and P, 16mm, and 9½mm. Double Eight and DS-8 will be perfed by Wittner. 9½ would also be made by what is left from the liquidation of Ciné-Dia under the Colland family. Wittner can perforate 35 and 16 as well. FilmoTec can perforate in 35 and 16.

Unclear about that P30 Alpha’s base. We shall see.


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Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Post by richard p. t. » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:17 pm

Regarding perforation, however, it is a matter of Ferrania having the time and resources to set them up. They plan on that of course. But not all battles can be fought at once. Ferrania have said that they are prioritising emulsion making and coating in the first instance. That makes sense and is understandable. It is just a shame because it means their film will inevitably be more expensive than if they were to perforate it themselves. But all things take time and they are doing an amazing job.
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Post by 7OSE9 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:58 pm

Here, I'd like to know how much WANTS to make perforations. There are machines, has the same Ferrania or by Wittner or Color City, but... they want to do?
The fact that the P30 is presented only as a photographic material worries me.


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Post by Tscan » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:32 pm

7OSE9 wrote:Here, I'd like to know how much WANTS to make perforations. There are machines, has the same Ferrania or by Wittner or Color City, but... they want to do?
The fact that the P30 is presented only as a photographic material worries me.
They are going to release it first as a still film with MP to follow. If they perf reg 8mm and DS8, they will sell a lot of reversal where Kodak can't.
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Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Post by filmferrania » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:32 pm

Will2 wrote:From the post it seems that the B&W film is a little easier to create, will it become an item for regular sale or just for the rewards?

You know we'd eat it up here if it was offered in 16mm or Super 8 or Regular 8...I'd love to have some 100' 35mm loads for my Eyemo...
Once we get the 35mm still film beyond the ALPHA version, we plan to make it indefinitely and eventually in all formats. We cannot promise Super8 P30 yet, but we will very likely produce a small batch of 16mm later this year. We can do this in-house - but with our team so small, we don't want to take too much time away from the development of color reversal. Once that is out in the world, expect the offerings in different formats to expand.


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Post by filmferrania » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:34 pm

mr8mm wrote:If Film Ferrania could be persuaded to sell their BW in bulk spools 400ft/122M or larger, there are a number of ways to have the film slit and perforated by second parties to various 16mm products. Unfortunately it would add to the cost but it would give Film Ferrania exposure to the small gauge market. DS8 would be especially valuable because it can be easily slit and loaded into cartridges for Super 8 and Single 8. Nice to have ISO 80 film.
We are of course open to third-party entrepreneurs who can work with us to expand our offerings for niche products. But of course not until we get our production capacity to a point where we can support both our direct customers and third-parties.


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Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

Post by filmferrania » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:36 pm

richard p. t. wrote:And is it a clear acetate base or a grey base? It's bw negative film which is usually on a grey base but they may not have grey. Clear would make it better for reversal use.
It's a grey base. You can see it pretty clearly here: http://www.filmferrania.it/news/2016/in-the-loop


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