Re: ORWO Stock?

From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Apr 09 2010 - 08:57:39 PDT

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 6:27 AM, Jay Hudson <email suppressed> wrote:

> Does anyone have experience with ORWO film and know where to get it? There
> is nothing on their website with any prices or ordering. All I see for sale
> on the web are random sales of small amounts (like a single can, etc.). I
> have heard good things about it.

ORWO UN54 (100) and N74 (400) are both great stocks, though I shot them
straight so I don't know how well they push or pull process. I ordered
direct from ORWO, I think through Frank. If you live near a lab that buys
ORWO print stock you could ask them to order some camera stock. Also, I
think Dancan sells it.

It is more expensive than Kodak (7231, 7222) by $10-20/roll plus shipping.
What I found with ORWO is that it was shedding a lot in my camera, I mean
more than Kodak BWN. I was cleaning the gate and mag more often than usual.
I've only shot ORWO with one camera, so I don't know if others have
experienced this, or if could have been eliminated in my camera by a small
adjustment to the mag pressure plate.


Alain LeTourneau
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