Selenium toner

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  1. tomalophicon

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    Hey all,

    Does anyone have suggestions about where I might be able to order some selenium toner from Aus so I can get it quickly?

    I've tried Vanbar, Photo Reisel, Newdark and Blanco Negro. No luck those places.
     
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    Am I assuming you are not talking things like Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner?
     
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    Yeah, any selenium toner would be what I'm looking for.
     
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    OK, yeah, wow, I noticed that Vanbar don't have any KRST on their list! Weird.

    Anyhow, total Photographic in Kent Town (Adelaide) have KRST in stock (I just called). I am not sure whether you can have it shipped, you would need to contact them:

    http://totalphoto.com.au/?page_id=6

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks Hoffy, I rang them and they will send it.
     
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    Glad I could help!
     
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    Weird, no places have it in stock. The minimum waiting time for one place was 3 months.
     
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    That just is really strange. I hope that this is not a sign of things to come for us poor Aussies. Just on a side note, I am pretty sure that photographic wholesalers in Adelaide have it as well(they did when I went in there a month or so ago), but I prefer to go to totals. They are much nicer in there!
     
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    Excellent. I'll keep them in mind too. Totals were very nice.

    There was another dude I talked to once. He was from Newcastle I think. Richard someone maybe. If anyone knows please tell me.
    Thanks.
     
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    I've spoken to Vanbar and Photo Resources and they both told me that Kodak have stated that KRST is no longer manufactured. This obviously isn't the case, but is an easy excuse for Kodak Australia to no longer import a low turnover product.

    I've given up trying to source it locally and recently purchased 2 bottles through Freestyle. Photo Resources in Fitzroy had the Fotospeed selenium toner in stock. Vanbar had some the last I went in but that was over a month ago.
     
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    I know people have found Selenium toner very hard to get in Australia the past 6 months or so.
    Les Porter has Ilford Selenium toner in stock
    You can also get KRST from Freestyle, they will post it internationally whereas B&H won't.
    One thing it means is that you can't go out & buy this stuff on the spur of the moment anymore. Have to be organised & get it well in advance.
     
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    Even in Kodak's home country there appears to be some availability questions. Recently I noticed my Kodak brown toner was getting low and discovered that neither B&H nor Freestyle listed it. Calumet listed it -- at one gallon for a mere $300+ dollars! I haven't tried it yet, but I bought a small bottle of "Legacy" branded stuff from Freestyle which is claimed to be the Kodak formula.

    I'm suspecting they may be reducing the variety of package sizes, as with some film being unavailable as individual rolls. Worst comes to worst, it would be easier to make our toner than film!
     
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    Les Porter. that's the guy. I'll ring him too next time.