Bluefire Police film?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by David Nebenzahl, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. [Using r.p.e.35mm for its intended purpose--discussions of 35mm FILM

    So has anyone used this Bluefire "Police" film? See

    Is this basically the same as the Gigabit stuff? Is it any good? Is it
    worth messing with?
    David Nebenzahl, Oct 27, 2009
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  2. David Nebenzahl

    Peter Irwin Guest

    I haven't tried that one, but as far as I know all such things
    are high speed source document microfilms plus some variation
    on POTA developer.

    If you can find someone to sell you a modest quantity of
    Agfa Copex or Kodak Imagelink films in 35mm double perf,
    you could do it a lot cheaper. Most microfilm sellers seem
    to want to sell film by the case, and I'm not aware of anyone
    who will currently sell me a single 100 foot roll. It is very
    cheap by the case, and I wish B&H or someone would sell a single
    100 foot roll for double their cost, but they don't.

    16mm film and unperforated 35 is easier to find in small
    quantities, but the perforated stuff that fits our cameras
    seems to be the least common of the standard formats for microfilming.

    Peter Irwin, Oct 27, 2009
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  3. I wonder whether, at this late date, it would be possible to persuade
    Kodak to divulge the formula for Technidol.
    Thor Lancelot Simon, Oct 30, 2009
  4. Hmm; Richard M? Any thoughts?
    David Nebenzahl, Oct 30, 2009
  5. Sorry, wrong newsgroup; that should be Richard *K*. (M is a guru from
    another NG.)
    David Nebenzahl, Oct 30, 2009
  6. I wonder if this last one is even available any more. Eastman Chemical
    used to make a lot of stuff strictly for in-house use...

    Thor Lancelot Simon, Oct 30, 2009
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    Noons Guest

    David Nebenzahl wrote,on my timestamp of 31/10/2009 5:49 AM:
    Anyone in APUG would possibly know?
    I'm still finding Technidol in a number of local shops. Stashing it away in
    large quantities at the mo: used with Adox CMS20, I get stunning results.
    Adox makes their own developer for their film but Technidol works brilliantly as
    Noons, Oct 31, 2009
  8. We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
    drugs began to take hold. I remember David Nebenzahl
    Also, try this. I was sure,last time I looked, they had 100' rolls of
    it, but perhaps not.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Nov 13, 2009
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