cheapest adress for 120 film

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  1. k.hendrik

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    Hi ,
    a friend of mine is coming from the US to Europe, what is the cheapest address in the US for buying 120 film? B+W and Color (e.g. Kodak 400TX + Portra 400)I like to see him travel heavy :D
    thanks

    k.hendrik
     
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    Fair prices and reliable: B&H Photo
     
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    Probably not the cheapest, but good prices at B&H photo, they move enough for it to always be fresh, and they ship quickly. Have been happy with their customer service.
     
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    Try Freestyle or B&H.

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    It will depend on what types of film he is interested in buying but if he is New York then either;

    Adorama
    42 West 18th St.
    New York, NY 10011

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    B&H Photo
    420 9th Ave. at 34th St.
    New York, NY 10001

    Enjoy. I would love to visit these stores myself though I do not see myself in New York City any time soon.
     
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    Of course if he is coming from LA then stop at

    Freestyle Photo
    12231 Florence Ave
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
     
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    Having your friend travel with lots of film for you will be a problem as he will need to carry it on.
     
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    if your friend is in San Francisco, Glass Key Photo. Competitive prices and carries a good variety of film. Matt's pretty knowledgable too.
     
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    Thanks for your quick answers ! B&H is selling 400TX for $24,75(5p.) = E 19,11. In Europe this is E 19,90; 0,16 cents per roll less :sad: I know the're reliable: been there a few times and ordered from home. Adorama isn't my favorite shop. Didn't look at 'Freestyle'. The rates $ > E. isn't that good as some years ago, thanks to our Italian/Spanish/Cretan brothers :wink: I want to order and send the film to his home address, shipping to Europe is expensive! My friend won't protest against the heavy load; there is cold beer and a fish BBQ waiting for him.
     
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    And the link to the B&H site is ....

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com

    I've found recently that B&H is cheaper than Freestyle, and the line of available products is certainly greater. Best of luck to your friend!
     
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    But only in 35mm, not 120.
     
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    TRI-X, yes.
     
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    Arista EDU Ultra 400 is Fomapan 400. Good film but definitely not Tri-X. As Matt noted, Arista Premium 400 is only available in 35mm (and that will be gone as soon as Freestyle's stock runs out). The only way to get Tri-X in 120 medium format is to buy Kodak. In that case Adorama or BHPhoto are less expensive than Freestyle.