If anyone is looking for HIE....

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  1. tjaded

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    Hi all--
    I'm not sure if this is the best forum to put this post in, but here goes!

    If there is anyone out there looking for some HIE, I have some good news for you. The lab I work in has a super cool little business that operates in our building...it is called Just Film. Anyway, Volker (the owner/operator of Just Film) let me know that he has about 60 rolls of HIE left. The super cool thing about Volker is that he will ship it anywhere and does not mark up the price on films that are not being made. So if you need some HIE and want to help out a great business (with a great business name!) give him a call. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm PST, the number is 415-864-0665. Hopefully there is someone out there that can put the film to good use. I've never shot HIE and would rather see it go to someone that is well versed on getting good results from it. I also saw a few rolls (maybe 4 or 5) at the photo supply shop down the street, Photographer's Supply. I don't know any name to give you there, but their phone number is (415) 495-8640. Not sure if they ship, but you never know. Anyway, hope this post ends up being of some use to someone out there!

    Adios,
    Matt
     
  2. Mike Kennedy

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    Hi Matt,
    Would "Just Film" have a web site? One heck of a long distance phone bill from eastern Canada to western USA.

    Mike
     
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    7dayshop.com are also showing 'plenty' in stock. They only ship to UK and Ireland addresses though
     
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    It costs me a nickel to call from Saskatchewan to anywhere in North America for a minute. 10 minutes on the phone costs less than mailing a letter to the next town down the road.

    A website is certainly more convenient, but in these days of cheap communications, I don't think twice about calling long distance. In fact, when I renewed my Black & White Photography subscription last year, I called the UK to do it because the only way they would renew with a credit card was with a phone call. The call cost me 8 cents.
     
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    It's still out there, but for how long is the question. I have purchased well over 100 rolls in the past few weeks and now have enough to play with for awhile.

    But please, get it before the ebay sharks do...
     
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    In case anyone is interested, we at Photo Central still have some stock of HIE (about 20 rolls or so). For those of you who don't know us, we are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We are happy to ship to most locations. You can find our contact information on our website: photocentral.ca.

    We have also verified that we will not be able to obtain anymore HIE once our stock is gone.

    Regards,

    A
     
  7. Photo Engineer

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    I have heard that Kodak still has a tiny amount left to ship.

    PE
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Matt and Photo-Central!!!!
     
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    That's the impression I got from my supplier as well.

    The time to act is now, it's not like the expiration dates are going to be later if we buy the film later....
     
  10. Photo Engineer

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    Well, what is curious to me, and that no one else picked up on is that they have it left, but no dealer seems to be ordering it out of the remaining Kodak stock. At least that is what I gather.

    PE
     
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    That is weird, I wonder how much is "tiny"? A few thousand rolls? I talked to my supplier today to confirm a final order and they said that orders have jumped 400% in the last two weeks. I can't imagine that if they keep getting steady requests for it that they won't put another order in to Kodak.

    I would love to get some more but aside from spending over $7,000 on a hassy system, 120 rolls of 35 HIE and 50 rolls of it in 120, I am blowing my quarterly budget already for this kind of thing.

    Besides, I don't know how long this stuff actually lasts even in deep freeze so I think I have all I can use really. If I can shoot it all on special projects and ad campaigns over two years or so, it will be money and time well spent.
     
  12. Photo Engineer

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    HIE and EIR are/were the shortest lived of all Kodak products IIRC. Even freezing will not stop their gradual demise, it just slows them down a bit.

    PE
     
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    Yeah,

    That is what I hear consistently. I'll definitely have it all shot in two years or less then, that should be safe.