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Poisson Du Jour
08-21-2013, 02:21 AM
Has anybody heard of paying AUD$40.95 for a single roll of Provia 400X?
That's not a misprint. I had a roll plonked down on the counter in a shop and when he told me it was $40.95 ... I gasped that's not an amount of cash I would splash for a single roll of film; this film had an optional targeted job, instead it will go to Provia 100F. I would be very interested to know what the retail price of this emulsion is in other places e.g. USA / Europe. There is no discontinuation of it here (Australia) that I can see in Dealer Bulletins from Fujifilm.

Ghostman
08-21-2013, 02:32 AM
In Switzerland, which is generally regarded as expensive:

Provia 400x 120 - 9.90 CHF [12 AUD]
Provia 400x 135-36 - 16 CHF [19 AUD]

In Italy

Provia 400x 120 - 6.90 EUR [10 AUD]
Provia 400x 135-36 - 13.20 EUR [19 AUD]

Dr Croubie
08-21-2013, 02:39 AM
That's not Vanbar again is it?
Even PW (http://www.photographicwholesalers.com.au/accessories/consumer-film/35mm-film/fuji-pro-colour-provia-400x-120-12-exp.html) in Adelaide are only charging $24/roll, although they seem to have place the 120-size in the 35mm section (not that I'd pay even $24, cheap-shots on ebay or mail-order from the US it is for me)

SMBooth
08-21-2013, 02:39 AM
Vanbar have it listed at $26.79 but none in stock, between the two of them they will cause the death of film in Australia.

Sorry that is for 120, yes even Vanbar has it (35mm/36) list at $42.21.

clayne
08-21-2013, 02:41 AM
I think you should instead start another thread about how AUS/NZ photoshops just don't like film photographers and would really love to see them trade in their gear for digital. Their prices are absurd.

Dr Croubie
08-21-2013, 02:46 AM
I think you should instead start another thread about how AUS/NZ photoshops just don't like film photographers and would really love to see them trade in their gear for digital. Their prices are absurd.

Don't say that until you see the prices of new digital gear.
When the 5Dmk3 came out I priced it with the 24-105 kit lens, then I priced it in Hong Kong plus the plane fare, guess which came out cheaper? (Actually, an EOS 3, scanner, and a few hundred rolls of Velvia turned out even cheaper again, I chose that and here I am).

At least film you can get shipped from OS under the $1000-mark and avoid import duties...

clayne
08-21-2013, 02:47 AM
Yes, but the fact of the matter is that anything "speciality" in AUS/NZ usually == rip off.

pdeeh
08-21-2013, 03:25 AM
If you can find it, it's about 12-14 for roll of 135/36 in the UK (I think ~20 AUD) or ~35 for a 5-pack of 120

At the moment you can get it for about AUD12/roll (135/36) shipped anywhere from Holgadget.com (HK based)

Poisson Du Jour
08-21-2013, 03:26 AM
Vanbar have it listed at $26.79 but none in stock, between the two of them they will cause the death of film in Australia.

Sorry that is for 120, yes even Vanbar has it (35mm/36) list at $42.21.


Yes, 135/36. God help us. We're being screwed, big time.
But these places will not be getting my business in purchasing film. Cheap_shots_AU will. To go, to go, to the online shop I go. ;)

MrRogers
08-21-2013, 03:50 AM
If anyone in Aus is interested in Pravia 400X 120 send me a pm.

Stephen Frizza
08-21-2013, 05:41 AM
want me to look at my Fuji price catalog tomorrow and tell you how much Fuji sells it wholesale in Australia?

Roger Cole
08-21-2013, 05:47 AM
I just bought 10 rolls when the announcement of discontionuation hit for about $14.60 a roll (plus a 5 roll Propack of 120 for $51.25.)

Right now B&H lists it at $16.09 for 135/36. $10.25 for 120 and $49.95 for the 5 roll 120 Propacks. It's still the most expensive chrome film I know of, but far less than you're paying down under.

Thomas Bertilsson
08-21-2013, 09:42 AM
40 dollars per roll of film? That's insane. Probably somebody trying to profit from the discontinuation Fuji announced.

It's the only E6 film I've shot in the last few years, and I think especially from medium format it's an impressive film, but not 40 dollar impressive.

destroya
08-21-2013, 09:50 AM
there is a guy on ebay out of thailand selling fresh propacks, 2 per order 10 rolls total of 120 size for $90 US including shipping with over 14,000 feedback rating. looks like he will sell to Australia. not sure about 135 size though

Poisson Du Jour
08-21-2013, 05:22 PM
want me to look at my Fuji price catalog tomorrow and tell you how much Fuji sells it wholesale in Australia?


Go ahead. Make my day. :pouty:

benjiboy
08-21-2013, 07:19 PM
400X is discontnued so the price soon won't be a problem soon.

Poisson Du Jour
08-21-2013, 07:23 PM
400X is discontnued so the price soon won't be a problem soon.

Not listed as discontinued in Australia. I have seen no mention of that in Dealer Bulletins.

Poisson Du Jour
08-21-2013, 07:27 PM
Very, very interesting. ProPack of 5 rolls on FleaBay listed as AUD$84.75, which works out at $16.95 a roll. That's better!

benjiboy
08-21-2013, 07:41 PM
Sombody posted a press release from Fuji Japan on A.P.U.G recently that said that 400X is discontinued Worldwide.

Roger Cole
08-21-2013, 08:08 PM
Its discontinued. That's why I bought 19 rolls of 35mm. 5 of 120 and plan to buy more. I really like it. :(