Yes. On an absolute dollar basis you are far outspending me for film. And still outspending me even if I also throw in my paper and chemistry... err, chemicals.
Haa Ken^ don't give in to the "chemicals police"....
I think Marc is a good shooter, that said, being a street photographer doesn't mean you have to be shooting like a madman, you can still shoot low volumes and pick the choice shots if you home your skills to only shoot the best.
I think wedding photographers who shoot film are the only ones who have an excuse for high volume. Maybe fashion photographers when the magazine/company is paying for the film, but they also send their film out :)
That is they used to..
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One roll of film from my favorite store. That took care of my money.
Rolled four from a bulk roll (of APX-100), took one roll of Panatomic-X out of the freezer and already had 3 rolls of TMY-2 on hand.
Bulk film is a great plan, as madgardener already pointed out.
I'm not the original owner, and I have no idea how it was stored over those years. Except that the person I directly got it from told me it had been kept outside in a rural barn along with some long unused old darkroom equipment. Given that, I suppose keeping it in a fridge now is probably a bit silly.
I did once spool up a 12-frame roll for some non-scientific testing. Except for some light-struck edges, it exposed and developed out just fine. The edges probably meant that the metal can was not completely sealed light-tight over the years.
Those old slow speed b&w films sometimes seem like they can last forever.