Ultrafine Extreme 400

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Ultrafine Extreme 400

Postby pirateoversixty » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:44 pm

Has anyone analyzed this film to determine who the manufacturer might be? Been using the 120 with so-so success. the backing paper sure says Ilford.
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Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Postby pirateoversixty » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:48 pm

I should have said "resembles" Ilford product. Maybe Ilford had a hand in coating and / or packaging this film.
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Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Postby Ornello » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:58 pm

pirateoversixty wrote:Has anyone analyzed this film to determine who the manufacturer might be? Been using the 120 with so-so success. the backing paper sure says Ilford.
jim
Why are you using some off-brand film?

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Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Postby pirateoversixty » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:40 am

Why am I using an off-brand film. Possibly because some of us retired fixed income folk have to make some compromises if we want to continue our distractions. It is very reasonably priced, it isn't that bad a product, and other shooters have had a good experience with it. Any film is usable if you get a handle o
n it. I am quite sure my own shortcomings do not do this product justice.

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Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Postby Ornello » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:45 am

pirateoversixty wrote:Why am I using an off-brand film. Possibly because some of us retired fixed income folk have to make some compromises if we want to continue our distractions. It is very reasonably priced, it isn't that bad a product, and other shooters have had a good experience with it. Any film is usable if you get a handle o
n it. I am quite sure my own shortcomings do not do this product justice.
The cost of Kodak or Ilford film is not that much greater.

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Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Postby pirateoversixty » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:56 pm

I guess the original idea behind my original post was to find out if this was indeed a top-tier film in disguise. As I said, the packaging is identical to Ilford without the Ilford name. It is probably not HP 5 since Simon Galley says they no longer sell the good stuff to be repackaged under another vendor's label. Did they sell the packaging to PhotoWarehouse to package film that they had bought from somebody like Fuji, who claims to no longer sell Neopan 400 120 in the States? Good project for you, Ornello. Somebody with your expertise should be able to run this down in a month or two.
Jim

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Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Postby Ornello » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:20 pm

pirateoversixty wrote:I guess the original idea behind my original post was to find out if this was indeed a top-tier film in disguise. As I said, the packaging is identical to Ilford without the Ilford name. It is probably not HP 5 since Simon Galley says they no longer sell the good stuff to be repackaged under another vendor's label. Did they sell the packaging to PhotoWarehouse to package film that they had bought from somebody like Fuji, who claims to no longer sell Neopan 400 120 in the States? Good project for you, Ornello. Somebody with your expertise should be able to run this down in a month or two.
Jim

I would like to know, but I really don't have the time. What do the edge markings say?

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Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Postby pirateoversixty » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Aside from the frame numbers on one side, ULTRAFINE EXTREME 400iso on the other side. I didn't measure, but it looks like the number-spacing was set for 6x4.5 format, and lettering was for 6x6 format. Lettering all caps, except for iso in lower case.
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Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Postby pirateoversixty » Thu May 21, 2015 11:07 pm

There was some speculation that Extreme film was the export version from Ilford, that went to "third world " countries.


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