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Big BOGO Film Sale This Weekend

Big BOGO Film Sale This Weekend

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Hello film lovers! As you may know, I’ve just relocated to Clearwater, Florida.
And I’m finally ready to get back to full capacity.
I have at least three new 35mm films I’ll be introducing in the coming months, but this weekend, I’m offering ONE FREE ROLL of FILM with every item purchased!!
So: Order a three pack, get one roll free.
Order a two pack, get one roll free.
Order one roll, get one roll free!!!
Order one packet of our Caffenol Concoction Natural Alternative Developer, get one roll of film free!

We have some of the most intriguing films available including :

Labeauratoire’s BLACKOUT, Kodak High Contrast HCP 5369, Hawkeye Surveillance Film, VariCath Cineradiography Film, ORWO Color NC3, ORWO PC7, Eastman Plus-X 5231 Cinematic, Lucky 200 Aerial Chinese Spy Film, Polypan F 50 Professional, Ilford Mark V, ORWO NP55, ORWOPAN , Velvia RVM 8540, Eastman Ektachrome 7239,  Labeauratoire’s Phoenix Red-Scale, Eastman Double-X 5222 , Kodak Kodalith, Eastman High Contrast SO-331, Tura Pan Line Film (AKA Bluefire Police), Svema MZ-3, Eastman 5360DMP, Kodak Rapid Process Copy Film, ORWO UN54, Ferrania FG200, Ferrania, Perutz Perpantic, AGFA Agfachrome CRD, ORWO NP 7 400, Eastman FGSR5375 Fine Grain, Kodak Aerecon II 3404, Kodak REPRO 2566, MACO UP 400 plus, Imation Scotch Color HP 100, VALCA grano fino Cine, Polaroid HD 200 Def 1, Cinerad FT419X, Kodak Ektachrome 64T EPY, Kodak Ektacolor Pro Gold 160, Gevaert Copex Pan Rapid, Kodak Holographic SO-253
And More to come soon!!!
I’ll be selecting the free rolls based on what I have available.
They will be either 12 or 20 exposure rolls. (depending on how much you order)
Offer expires Monday Morning, so get your orders in soon and I’ll get to rolling and packing them. You might even be able to save a bit on combined shipping if you simply eMail me with your order and I can send you the PayPal invoice.
Mention code: BOGO215 with your order.
I don’t put direct commerce links on WordPress, but you know how to find “Labeauratoire”.
Hope you have a good weekend, and as always…
Happy Shooting!
~ Lance

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Film shop temporarily closed, relocating to Sunshine State!

Greetings from Labeauratoire, (LA-BOW-RA-TWAR) your online source for rare and interesting vintage photographic film.

frame #7 – Palm frond in Palm Harbor, Florida. FILM: Fujichrome Velvia RVM 8450 Motion Picture Film (expired 2008)  CAMERA: Ricoh 500GX (Black 1977)

If you haven’t heard already, I must inform you that I’m moving to Florida, so I must pack up my little shop and have it all in storage for a while, which means I must close the online store for a bit starting at the end of October 2014. No orders will be allowed and I won’t have access to the products until my move is complete which could take several weeks or more.

This also means that once I re-open, the Shipping Charges will unfortunately be increased for most customers in Europe. While the prices for US customers will likely stay the same, they will be getting their orders much faster.

However, If you have been thinking of trying our Caffenol Concoction, you can still get that while I’m closed through our great distributors in the US and Europe.

Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction

In USA check out:
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In Europe try:

I have tested my Caffenol Concoction on dozens of different films.

FILM: Eastman High Contrast Pan Intermediate Film SO-331 (expired 2003)

 

Here is just a partial list of film’s I have developed successfully using this recipe: Ilford HP5, Ilford Mark V, Ilford 3200 Pro, PolyPan F, Bergger BRF-200 , Fuji NeoPan 400, Kodak Panatomic-X, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak T-Max 3200, Kodak Tri-x, Kodak Plus-X, Kodak Kodalith, Eastman Double-X, Eastman High Contrast Pan 5369, Eastman Super-XX Nitrate Film, Eastman FGSR5375 Fine Grain Movie Film, Eastman High Contrast SO-331, Tasma 64, ORWO NP30, ORWO NP20, ORWO NP22, ORWO NP55, ORWO NP27, ORWO Pan 100, ORWO Pan 400, ORWO MA8, ORWO PC7, ORWO N74, ORWO UN54, AGFA Pan 25, AGFA APX 400, Forte Pan 400, Lucky SHD 400, Perutz Perpantic 17, Macophot 400, Vari-X VariCath, FomaPan 200, FomaPan T800, and there are too many more to list here, but you can check out this gallery of pictures developed in our Caffenol Concoction.

CAFFENOL CONCOCTION FLICKR SET

 

You may not know that I was one of the very first to be gathering old stocks of vintage film to preserve and make available for your experimenting pleasure. Many have joined the bandwagon since I opened my little online store in early 2010, and I know you now have other places you can shop. So I thank you for your continued support.

Soon after I re-open, I’ll send out another notice with the new shipping rates and maybe even announce a new film or three 😉

Thanks again, and Happy Shooting!

Sincerely, Lance

PS: If you haven’t already, please join our Flickr group where people are posting their exciting results from our Caffenol Concoction and from our vintage films: www.flickr.com/groups/labeauratoire/


Achtung! FOTOIMPEX becomes German distributor for Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction

Achtung! FOTOIMPEX becomes German distributor for Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction. 

FOTOIMPEX wird deutscher Distributor für die Labeauratoire “Caffenol Concoction”.

Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction

Now you can get our wonderful Caffenol Concoction alternative B&W film developer from our German Distributor FOTOIMPEX!

(Jetzt können Sie unsere wunderbare Caffenol Concoctiona alternative Schwarz & Weiß film-Entwickler aus unseren deutschen Distributor FOTOIMPEX erhalten!)

Please visit their website here: http://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/chemistry/caffenol-concoction-600ml.html

DEVELOPER: Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction. CAMERA: Diana Mini Premier Cru (24×24) FILM: Kodak Aerecon II 3404 (expired 10/1998)

Yes, it’s true! You can develop B&W film with a careful combination of natural, household substances. Our not-so-secret recipe contains a special blend of different bottom-shelf instant coffees, washing powder, vitamin c powder, and natural sea salt. Labeauratoire’s new Caffenol Concoction has been refined over years of experimentation and tested on dozens of different films with spectacularly unique results! Now we’re making it available for you to try yourself!

Frame #6 St. Oberholz café in Berlin. DEVELOPER: Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction – CAMERA: Vredeborch Felica (1955) – FILM: ORWO NP22 ISO 125 (expired 11/1991)

The concept of “caffenol” is not new. It’s been around for quite a while now and there are many different recipes out there. You might even want to try making your own. But if you’d like to use our tried & tested formula, I’ve carefully measured and packaged the perfect amount for your 600ml developing tank.

Each packet comes with complete instructions for developing your own film at home. (Or you can read directions on our website here.) Our Caffenol Concoction may not be the finest quality film developer you can buy. But many people are enjoying the quirky results from this natural, alternative process.

You can see hundreds of example photos from film developed in our Caffenol Concoction here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lancephoto/sets/72157638163881545

And here is a list of just some of the other film’s I have developed successfully using this method:

Und hier ist eine Liste von nur einigen der anderen Films habe ich erfolgreich mit dieser Methode entwickelt:

Ilford HP5, Ilford Mark V, Ilford 3200 Pro, PolyPan F, Bergger BRF-200 , Fuji NeoPan 400, Kodak Panatomic-X, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak T-Max 3200, Kodak Tri-x, Kodak Plus-X, Kodak Kodalith, Eastman Double-X, Eastman High Contrast Pan 5369, Eastman Super-XX Nitrate Film, Eastman FGSR5375 Fine Grain Movie Film, Eastman High Contrast SO-331, Tasma 64, ORWO NP30, ORWO NP20, ORWO NP22, ORWO NP55, ORWO NP27, ORWO Pan 100, ORWO Pan 400, ORWO MA8, ORWO PC7, ORWO N74, ORWO UN54, AGFA Pan 25, AGFA APX 400, Forte Pan 400, Lucky SHD 400, Perutz Perpantic 17, Macophot 400, Vari-X VariCath, FomaPan 200, FomaPan T800, Gevaert Copex,

and most excitingly, Labeauratoire’s own BLACKOUT B&W Transparency Film – see this photo below.

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BLACKOUT B&W Transparency film developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

YES!!! – You can have naturally sepia-tinted B&W Slides! Using our BLACKOUT Super Slow, Ultra High Contrast Transparency Film with our Caffenol Concoction, you’ll get a rich brown tone without any digital kung-fu. It’s like Scala and Kodalith had a baby and called it BLACKOUT!  You can see more examples from this unique film here:http://www.labeauratoire.com/film/blackout/blackout.html

http: //www.labeauratoire.com/film/blackout/blackout.html

*You can also use our Caffenol Concoction as a paper developer.

* Sie können auch Fotopapier entwickeln mit unseren Caffenol Concoction.

Printed in the darkroom with our Caffenol Concoction.

CLICK HERE to see tips on developing paper.

KLICKEN SIE HIER um Informationen über die Entwicklung Papier sehen.

Anyway, I know you’ll enjoy experimenting with this exciting developer. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I’m “LANCEPHOTO” on Flickr or you can eMail me LANCE [at] LANCEPHOTO.COM

Und vergessen Sie nicht! Hetzt Deutsch-Kunden können sie schneller erhalten Sie bei:

click their logo above to visit their site, or go to:

http://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/chemistry/caffenol-concoction-600ml.html

Happy Shooting!!

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ALL IMAGES IN THIS POST ARE © LANCE ARAM ROTHSTEIN

Please do not duplicate without permission.


Digitaltruth Photo becomes exclusive U.S. Distributor for Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

DEVELOP YOUR FILM WITH COFFEE!!

Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction is ready to go!

And now U.S. Customers can get it more quickly from:

digitaltruthlogo

click their logo above to visit their site, or go to: http://www.digitaltruth.com/store/cart/Labeauratoire/

Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction

OUR NATURAL ALTERNATIVE BLACK & WHITE FILM DEVELOPER
works on prints too!*

Yes, it’s true! You can develop B&W film with a careful combination of natural, household substances. Our not-so-secret recipe contains a special blend of different bottom-shelf instant coffees, washing powder, vitamin c powder, and natural sea salt. Labeauratoire’s new Caffenol Concoction has been refined over years of experimentation and tested on dozens of different films with spectacularly unique results! Now we’re making it available for you to try yourself!

FILM: Eastman Cinematic Plus-X 5231 (expired 2004)

The concept of “caffenol” is not new. It’s been around for quite a while now and there are many different recipes out there. You might even want to try making your own. But if you’d like to use our tried & tested formula, I’ve carefully measured and packaged the two commonly used sizes for developing tanks: 600ml or 1000ml.

Each packet comes with complete instructions for developing your own film at home. (Or you can read directions on our website here.) Our Caffenol Concoction may not be the finest quality film developer you can buy. Consider it the Volkswagen Bus when compaired to the Rolls Royce of other developers like Rodinal or Diafine. But many people are enjoying the quirky results from this natural alternative process.

Perutz Perpantic 17 from 1956 developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

You can see hundreds of example photos from film developed in our Caffenol Concoction here:

CAFFENOL CONCOCTION FLICKR SET

Check out the fine grain achieved with this developer. My scanner can’t even cope with it!

FILM: Eastman High Contrast Pan Intermediate Film SO-331 (expired 2003)

And here is a list of just some of the other film’s I have developed successfully using this method: Ilford HP5, Ilford Mark V, Ilford 3200 Pro, PolyPan F, Bergger BRF-200 , Fuji NeoPan 400, Kodak Panatomic-X, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak T-Max 3200, Kodak Tri-x, Kodak Plus-X, Kodak Kodalith, Eastman Double-X, Eastman High Contrast Pan 5369, Eastman Super-XX Nitrate Film, Eastman FGSR5375 Fine Grain Movie Film, Eastman High Contrast SO-331, Tasma 64, ORWO NP30, ORWO NP20, ORWO NP22, ORWO NP55, ORWO NP27, ORWO Pan 100, ORWO Pan 400, ORWO MA8, ORWO PC7, ORWO N74, ORWO UN54, AGFA Pan 25, AGFA APX 400, Forte Pan 400, Lucky SHD 400, Perutz Perpantic 17, Macophot 400, Vari-X VariCath, FomaPan 200, FomaPan T800,

and most excitingly, Labeauratoire’s own BLACKOUT B&W Transparency Film – see this photo below.

BLACKOUT B&W Transparency film developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

YES!!! – You can have naturally sepia-tinted B&W Slides! Using our BLACKOUT Super Slow, Ultra High Contrast Transparency Film with our Caffenol Concoction, you’ll get a rich brown tone without any digital king-fu. It’s like Scala and Kodalith had a baby and called it BLACKOUT! You can see more examples from this unique film here: http://www.labeauratoire.com/film/blackout/blackout.html

*You can also use our Caffenol Concoction as a paper developer.

CLICK HERE to see tips on developing paper.

I’ll be doing a whole separate post on printing with Caffenol Concoction soon.

Anyway, I know you’ll enjoy experimenting with this exciting developer. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I’m “LANCEPHOTO” on Flickr or you can eMail me LANCE [at] LANCEPHOTO.COM

And don’t forget!

now U.S. Customers can get it more quickly from:

digitaltruthlogo

click their logo above to visit their site, or go to: http://www.digitaltruth.com/store/cart/Labeauratoire/

Happy Shooting!!

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ALL IMAGES IN THIS POST ARE © LANCE ARAM ROTHSTEIN

Please do not duplicate without permission.

 


Shooting w/ ORWO NP55 B&W Film from 1992

ORWO NP55

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Shot with Olympus Trip 35 and developed at my local lab using standard B&W development

Made by ORWO – (Original Wolfen) in the DDR – Soviet East Germany and expired in 1992. NP55 is a Fine Grain B&W Motion Picture stock but works perfectly in most 35mm still cameras. (it has no DX code)   I have tested this film with different cameras and different developers including Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction. You can see the results in the photos shown here.     You may not be able to make it out in the images but the non-emulsion side of this film is a dark purple color. This, of course does not appear after development.

ORWO NP55



    It was originally rated around ISO 80 but since it is more than 20 years old I have been shooting it at about ISO 55 which is convenient since it’s called “NP55.” Depending on how you develop it you could easily shoot at ASAs from 40 to 64 with similar results and I’m sure it could be pushed with an interesting outcome.

CAMERA: Minolta 24 Rapid / FILM: ORWO NP55 / DEVELOPER: Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction

Shot with Olympus Trip 35 and developed at my local lab using standard B&W development.



    I’m re-using old film cassettes and sticking on an artsy label I’ve made just so you know what’s inside. Using a bulk loader I made rolls of approximately 20 exposures each, sometimes a bit more or less and as with most bulk loaded film the very last picture of each roll will not be exposed as that is where it is taped. This is NOT a stock product from ORWO and I am not proporting to represent that fine company in any manner. 

AS WITH ALL EXPIRED FILM, YOUR RESULTS MAY VARY, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE, BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING THE QUIRKY QUALITIES OF LONG EXPIRED FILM.

CAMERA: Minolta 24 Rapid / FILM: ORWO NP55 / DEVELOPER: Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction

Portrait of Charles Szymkowicz – Gelatin Silver Print – frame #22 – Painter Charles Szymkowicz at his former school, Académie des Beaux-arts de Mons before it was to be partially demolished to make offices for “Mons 2015.” FILM: ORWO NP55 (expired 1992) CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 (c.1979) DATE SHOT: 5/10/11 Film Developed at Doudou Photo, Mons, Belgium (sent to Spector Professional Lab for normal B&W processing)   —   This was printed 5/15/11 in my home darkroom on Vintage Leonar-Werke fiber paper from around the 1940s ? “118 Leigrano Normal White Percal” Developed in Agfa Rodinal Special 1:15 Print Scanned on HP ScanJet G4050

Se this NP55 and many more interesting films at Labeauratoire.


Develop Your Film with COFFEE!! Caffenol Concoction is ready to go!

DEVELOP YOUR FILM WITH COFFEE!!

Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction is ready to go!

Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction

OUR NATURAL ALTERNATIVE BLACK & WHITE FILM DEVELOPER
works on prints too!*

Yes, it’s true! You can develop B&W film with a careful combination of natural, household substances. Our not-so-secret recipe contains a special blend of different bottom-shelf instant coffees, washing powder, vitamin c powder, and natural sea salt. Labeauratoire’s new Caffenol Concoction has been refined over years of experimentation and tested on dozens of different films with spectacularly unique results! Now we’re making it available for you to try yourself!

Eastman High Contrast Pan 5369 developed in our Caffenol Concoction.

The concept of “caffenol” is not new. It’s been around for quite a while now and there are many different recipes out there. You might even want to try making your own. But if you’d like to use our tried & tested formula, I’ve carefully measured and packaged the two commonly used sizes for developing tanks: 600ml or 1000ml.

Each packet comes with complete instructions for developing your own film at home. (Or you can read directions on our website here.) Our Caffenol Concoction may not be the finest quality film developer you can buy. Consider it the Volkswagen Bus when compaired to the Rolls Royce of other developers like Rodinal or Diafine. But many people are enjoying the quirky results from this natural alternative process.

Perutz Perpantic 17 from 1956 developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

You can see hundreds of example photos from film developed in our Caffenol Concoction here:

CAFFENOL CONCOCTION FLICKR SET

And here is a list of just some of the film’s I have developed successfully using this method:  Ilford HP5, Ilford Mark V, Ilford 3200 Pro, PolyPan F, Bergger BRF-200 , Fuji NeoPan 400, Kodak Panatomic-X, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak T-Max 3200, Kodak Tri-x, Kodak Plus-X, Kodak Kodalith, Eastman Double-X, Eastman High Contrast Pan 5369, Eastman Super-XX Nitrate Film, Eastman FGSR5375 Fine Grain Movie Film, Eastman High Contrast SO-331, Tasma 64, ORWO NP30, ORWO NP20, ORWO NP22, ORWO NP55, ORWO NP27, ORWO Pan 100, ORWO Pan 400, ORWO MA8, ORWO PC7, ORWO N74, ORWO UN54, AGFA Pan 25, AGFA APX 400, Forte Pan 400, Lucky SHD 400, Perutz Perpantic 17, Macophot 400, Vari-X VariCath, FomaPan 200, FomaPan T800,

and most excitingly,  Labeauratoire’s own BLACKOUT B&W Transparency Film – see this photo below.

BLACKOUT B&W Transparency film developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

YES!!! – You can have naturally sepia-tinted B&W Slides! Using our BLACKOUT Super Slow, Ultra High Contrast Transparency Film with our Caffenol Concoction, you’ll get a rich brown tone without any digital king-fu. It’s like Scala and Kodalith had a baby and called it BLACKOUT! You can see more examples from this unique film here: http://www.labeauratoire.com/film/blackout/blackout.html

*You can also use our Caffenol Concoction as a paper developer.

CLICK HERE to see tips on developing paper.

I’ll be doing a whole separate post on printing with Caffenol Concoction soon.

Anyway, I know you’ll enjoy experimenting with this exciting developer. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I’m “LANCEPHOTO” on Flickr or you can eMail me LANCE [at] LANCEPHOTO.COM

Happy Shooting!!

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ALL IMAGES IN THIS POST ARE © LANCE ARAM ROTHSTEIN

Please do not duplicate without permission.


Shooting with Expired Film from 1963!!!

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Frame #7 Rue des Compagnons ~ Mons, Belgium
Eastman Kodak FGSR 5375 Fine Grain B&W Movie Film expired in 1963.
Another new (old) film available now at Labeauratoire in 20 exposure rolls AND 100ft (30 meter) bulk rolls.

Eastman Kodak FGSR 5375 Fine Grain Movie Film expired in 1963 but still giving nice results! This vintage, expired film is now available in 20 exposure rolls and 100ft bulk rolls at Labeauratoire.

Here is a very odd and very old film. FGSR 5375 is actually Fine Grain Sound Recording Film. It was originally developed for use in professional movie cameras that also recorded a sound track with the motion picture. This will work just like normal slow-speed B&W film in your regular 35mm still camera. The “sound track” is just a teeny little strip about 2mm wide on the outside of the sprockets and does not interfere with your image.

Frame #27 Baroc ~ Mons, Belgium – FILM: FGSR 5375 – DEVELOPER: Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

I was lucky enough to get a decent quantity of this film from a military surplus sale and it is obvious that it has been stored very well because it is still giving surprisingly usable images for such an old film. It’s probably been sitting in a bunker somewhere for the past 50 years! This unique film has been used in some interesting projects over the years. Here are a couple of links for reference:

1982  Sacramento Peak Observatory Solar Photography

1973  M.I.T. Strobe Lab Elastic Ballistics

You can also see more pictures shot with this unique film in the:

LABEAURATOIRE FLICKR GROUP

This is certainly not the best quality film you can buy, but it is not
expensive, (especially when bought in bulk!) It’s fun and gives nice
vintage-looking results. It has a gray base and has gained some grain
over the years. It should be shot around ISO/ASA 16.

My examples were shot using a Canon EOS Elan 7ne. All developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction for about 16 minutes at 20°c (or 68°f.)

Frame #22 l’Excelsior ~ Mons, Belgium. – FILM: FGSR 5375 – DEVELOPER: Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

Here’s your chance to try out this exciting film. I’m making some rolls available for your experimenting pleasure. This batch expired in February 1963, but it still works well  as you can see from my test examples.

Frame #6 Lily stares on the stairs. – FILM: FGSR 5375 – DEVELOPER: Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction

I’ve also added several other new (old) films in the Labeauratoire shop, as well as our new Caffenol Concoction Developer.

Reviews coming soon!

Happy Shooting Folks!

~ Lance

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PLEASE DO NOT DUPLICATE WITHOUT PERMISSION