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Re: filmscanners: Neg film for scanning

The Konica VX-400 I have in my fridge says Made in Japan - but I'm in
Australia, so who knows..  (Before you ask I haven't tried it yet.)

We have a few supermarket brands down here, and it seems to be always 'Made
in Germany', so I had assumed it was Agfa..?

I didn't think 3M were still in the 35mm film business.


At 08:00 AM 25/03/01 +0100, you wrote:
>The Tesco pack says on it "Produced in the E.U. and packed
>in the UK". I think this means it was made in one of a
>handful of plants in the EU. Do I remember correctly that 3M
>had a plant in Italy? Who owns it now? It is the 'Ferrania'
>plant I remember from my youth? Then there are the E.German
>plants ('Orwo' many years ago). Do they still exist? Has
>Konica got a European manufacturing base?
>Any info gratefully received.
>Alan T
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Arthur Entlich <artistic@ampsc.com>
>To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 4:59 AM
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Neg film for scanning
>> Mike is right.  There are no "supermarket" brands.
>3M/Scotch used to be
>> a main supplier of these no-brand films, but I think they
>left that biz.
>>   So most, if not all North American supermarket brands
>are either
>> rebranded Fuji or Konica/Sakura, both of which are decent
>films, and
>> even Kodak supplies some unbranded films now.

Mark Thomas   markthom@camtech.net.au


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