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Werner Ruotsalainen
Film Handler

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From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: Dec 2017

 - posted July 22, 2019 03:27 PM      Profile for Werner Ruotsalainen   Email Werner Ruotsalainen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've, along with another Bolex H8 DS8 conversion, just received 12 boxes of 7.5m Fomachrom DS8 films manufactured in the former Czechoslovakia in 12/1993. They're based on the classic Agfa emulsion. (Which I BTW like very much as its colors don't fade over time, unlike those of, say, Agfa's new emulsions or, even more regretfully, non-Kodachrome Kodak emulsions.)

Unfortunately, every single roll is completely useless as they're deeply molded (in their original canister too...). Nevertheless, I've scanned the boxes + the Czech-only manual + the bilingual (Czech + English) envelope. Here's the album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/33448355@N07/albums/72157709808480057 . Note: the mold is clearly visible on these too.

Incidentally, 51.50 German DM (their original price as can be seen on some of the boxes) in 1993 is about 39eur now so it wasn't particularly cheap back in the day even if you factor in the free development (the stamp needed to be provided by the client; it wasn't prepaid).

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David Michael Leugers
Master Film Handler

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From: Fairfield, OH, USA
Registered: Feb 2004

 - posted August 05, 2019 06:06 PM      Profile for David Michael Leugers   Email David Michael Leugers   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 

I never knew Foma made a color reversal film. I wish they still did today. I love their DS8mm Fomapan Black and White reversal film. Thanks for sharing.

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