Filming with a special camera that doesn’t take standard film? For the 17th consecutive year, British film maker Ilford Photo is relaunching its Ultra Large Format (ULF) campaign. For a limited time, photographers can purchase extra-wide film and other non-standard sizes without the generally required minimum order.
“We know that there are many vintage, collectible and home-made cameras out there and it can often be difficult, if not impossible, to obtain film for these non-standard formats. This program allows us to support these film photographers to enable the continued use of these cameras,” the company writes.
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Ultra large format Ilford film available
The films available are Ilford Delta 100, Ilford FP4 Plus and Ilford HP5 Plus, each available in a variety of sizes, not all of which are consistent across film stocks.
The 100-sheet Delta film ranges from 5 x 7 inches to 16 x 20 inches, while the FP4 Plus ranges from 2.25 x 3.25 inches to 18 x 24 inches and can be presented in rolls of 10 inches by 100 feet. Ilford offers HP5 Plus in sheet film form 2.25 x 3.25 inches to 20 x 24 inches. It is also available in several roll sizes, including 8 inches by 100 feet and 2.75 inches by 50 feet, both of which are double-punched. See the list of items for a complete inventory.
The offers are based on feedback Ilford has received over the years, but the company notes that it is always willing to consider recommendations. Photographers should notify their local dealer of any inquiries, which will then be forwarded to Ilford.
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How to buy
The Ilford Ultra Large Sale order deadline is Friday 19th August. The order will begin shipping to resellers in October. Photographers should check with their reseller for end of delivery dates.
The sale is available in the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. Check the list of participating distributors to find a reseller in your area.