A Photo shop somewhere

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  1. ozwoodnbrass

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    Hello OZ APUGIANS,
    After 20 plus years Im going back to the Darkroom.
    Now I have the time and the room to do B&W again. I had to give it away for different reasons but now now Im back. But things are different now . I used to get supplies from Adelaide and my local Photo-lab-shop had chemicals and paper. The chemist even had 620 verichrome film. Many items have disappeared from shelves around the place . As you would know whole photoshops have vanished.
    I live in country Victoria now and I suppose Melbourne still has a good store somewhere .
    Where is the best place to go in Vic, to get the basics to get me started again ??
     
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    Vanbar probably has the best range of chemicals and paper.

    Michaels carries a bit.

    Keep an eye on eBay under "Darkroom Supplies".

    If you're after specifics, perhaps list them and other suggestions might come up.

    There are plenty of film users here in Vic!
     
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    Vanbar for chemicals - about $18 shipped to me 65kms from their store - but Freestyle in the U.S. for film. Darkroom 'hardware' was accumulated between a second hand camera store nearby, eBay and the kindness of (no longer) strangers here on APUG.

    Good luck getting back into the groove!
     
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    Second for supporting Chris Reid.
     
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    Third for Christ Reid!
     
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    +1 - his passion and skills in b&w printing are few and far removed.
     
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    Darkroom supplies- Mail order

    Barrie B. Melbourne here ,
    I have been using Foma RC and Fibre base paper for some time now as well as Foma Pan 100 ISO film in 4 X 5 size .and like these products it better than Ilford .
    T o a lesser extent I have used Foma chemicals also. ( my chemical choices are Kodak D-76 , Kodak Dektol , Rodinal , and Ilford Warm-Tone paper developer all from Van-Bars) .
    Chris Reid , owner of Blanco Negro, can post / courier ALL you would need to operate a B & W darkroom , AND his prices and service are good . ( however ) be advised that postal delivery costs must be added , and parcel weight concidered, I always get the slower delivery , as it is cheaper.
    Email or Phone ' Carisse ' to sort things out . - (02) 9698 4552 , mob. 0412025956 . Chris is often printing in his darkroom OR giving workshops at " Gold Street Studios " in Trentham East.
    Welcome back to darkroom magic , you will find lots of friendly ' APUG ' members in Victoria , Australia AND worldwide .
    ........................ Cheers Barrie B.