Buying 8x10 B&W film in Australia

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  1. Weisy

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    Does anyone have any opinions on best/cheapest places to buy B&W 8X10 sheet film in Australia. Thanks.
     
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    Well, for 4x5" and under, the best place is "overseas" - mail order through Freestyle or B&H. I imagine it's the same with larger formats. My big film order this year, I saved 50% over local costs, and that's including postage and so forth. Currently it is especially good, with the AU$ above parity with the US$. Freestyle delivers astonishingly quickly too (like 4 days!!) It's not that I don't want to buy locally, but 50% is quite a lot...

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    Hi Weisy and Welcome. I concurr with Marc. I only placed an order with freestyle for 8x10/25sheets Ilford FP4 only last Friday. Exchange rate was parity and it cost $110.

    It is not a bad idea to get a group together and do a bulk buy together, you can save a bit on postage that way.

    Do look at both freestyle and B&H as depending on what you are seeking one is often better value over the other.

    Unfortunately I will not be buying again this year my fridge is full, but there are plenty of others on APUG in Oz that my take up a query of your need to procure from overseas.
     
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    Within Australia I would contact Chris at Blanco Negro, Redfern, Sydney. He sells Foma film & I'm pretty sure he stocks 8x10. I haven't tried this film in large format but have seen people get good results from it. Think the price is quite reasonable.
    Apart from that I think you'll struggle to find many people even stocking 8x10 in Australia, let alone at a good price. Like most others I buy from B&H or Freestyle. Generally find that B&H have better prices and lower shipping.
     
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    Thankyou everybody for your advice. I shall go and do some surfing.