Source of APS film


Aero

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 00:45
An aged pal of mine thrust something into my hand tonight and asked if could get him another one. It was an APS film cartridge (or "a" APS film cartridge, as would we say on PUF). Asda apparently still processes APS but doesn't sell the cartridges. Most of the APS film on eBay and other sites seems to be outdated. Does anyone still make it? I'd appreciate any hints because I promised him I'd find him some. I suppose a film outdated by a couple of years would work, but I'd prefer to get something a bit more current. Perhaps from eastern Europe?

Living in hope.

Al

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 08:12
A place close to me (in Madrid) had these on clearance for ages but checking now, they're gone. Amazon UK have them through a third party here, but at least some are expired (the last one says Oct. 2009):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/rolls-Nexia-25-exposure-film/dp/B0098J8NZ8
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fuji-Nexia-200asa-APS-exposure/dp/B00005KCJJ/ref=pd_sim_...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/FUJIFILM-Two-APS-Nexia-Films/dp/B0027FFPMY/ref=pd_sim_ph...

I don't think they're manufactured any more but there are a lot on ebay, though all or almost all are expired. Amazon US has quite a lot, though whether they're expired or not I can't say. Expired films will be useable but would probably have to be exposed at something less than their nominal speed in order to get good results. As such, I would check if your friend's camera can over-ride the ISO or provide exposure compensation. I'm not familiar with APS film but as it's the newest format I imagine it has something like the DX coding for 35mm film.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

gartmore

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 08:12
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Aero

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 13:03
Many thanks, guys. It looks like outdated stock is all that's available. Still, the reviews look quite positive so it may be fine if it's been stored properly. I've bought a couple and will try to convince my mate to buy a Pentax digital. And then a computer.

All the best.Al

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 13:34
If he resists the lure of digital, 35mm film is much more widely available and second hand compact 35mm cameras are practically given away for free on ebay, including some really fantastic models that would have cost an arm and a leg back in the day!
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Aero

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 13:42
Pentaxophile wrote:
If he resists the lure of digital, 35mm film is much more widely available and second hand compact 35mm cameras are practically given away for free on ebay, including some really fantastic models that would have cost an arm and a leg back in the day!

That sounds like an easier technological leap to sell. Thanks for the suggestion.
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