View Full Version : Where to buy film in Kiev?

Erik Petersson
11-13-2010, 05:52 AM

I will be spending a week in Kiev, and would like to buy some Provia 400x, 3200 speed b&w and maybe other films as well. I wonder if any of you know where to go.

What are the approximate prices? I usually buy such film in Moscow, where it is almost half the price than in Sweden, where I live. It would be good to find similar prices in Kiev.


11-14-2010, 05:44 AM
There are just a few shops in Kiev where they sell films, and they are quite expensive i should say (i don't know how expensive are they compared to Sweden).

Check out Fotofond http://www.fotofond.com.ua/index.php?categoryID=473 There's also Exar, but the've got a crappy website (no prices there), as i remember films are more expensive there compared to Fotofond.

There are also people selling films on forums(films are supposedly cheaper), but i assume you should know russian for it)) here's the link to the forum http://forum.foto.ua/forumdisplay.php/51-%D0%A0%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%85%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%BD%D1%8B%D 0%B5-%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B0%D0%BB%D 1%8B
take a look at it, most people leave their emails, so you could write to them in advance and take a chance

1$ ~ 8 hrn
1€ ~ 11 hrn

Erik Petersson
11-14-2010, 05:51 AM

I think IŽll try Fotofond. It appears that the prices in Kiev are comparable to those in Moscow.

Thanks for the link to the forum as well. As I will work a lot, there will be little time to meet with sellers, but maybe next time

Erik Petersson
08-29-2011, 07:41 AM
I'm in Kyiv again, and I found a good store for films Foto Masterskoe on Ulitsa Gorkovo 4/6 (Gorkovo Street 4/6). They even have Neopan 1600, Portra 800, and other stuff that you have to struggle to find in Sweden.

They also have a photo club in the basement. I will spend the evening there in the darkroom. Cool place!


08-29-2011, 07:55 AM
Erik -- Does Foto Masterskoe sell any equipment? Russian lenses, etc?

Erik Petersson
08-29-2011, 08:01 AM
No I don't think so.
You might want to check Exar Foto Tsentr on Chervonoarmiiska ulitsa 112, I saw a number of old cameras there when I was visiting Kyiv in April.