You can do the same with Japan, and get stuff from Yodobashi, Bic and others that only sell nationally within Japan.
Last shipment arrived last week:
Wouldnt film shipped from Japan get seriously X-Ray'ed by the airline?
I haven't tried getting any from Japan yet.
The above lot came from China by EMS, it's the second lot, I've tested a roll from each lot, and there's no Xray damage. The same as group orders from B&H U.S. we get from time to time.. never had an issue. Not sure why Japan would be different to any other country I've gotten film from? (which is a fair few).
I shot what I thought was my last roll of 120. Then, I found another. WOOT.
What's the main difference between Astia 100 and 100F? I developed a lot of 4x5 sheets in a Jobo drum and FujiHunt Chrome6X kit and Astia 100 was curved, whereas 100F flattened instantly. Basically, Astia 100 sheets retained the semi-circular shape of the Jobo 3010 drum. All expired film, but otherwise no colour cast or any other defects. Anyone else experience this with Astia 100 sheet film?
Just to add a bit more to the overall general sadness...
I am very careful with my uses of the Kodak Ultra Color 35mm film, Kodak Vivid Color 160 4"x5" film stashes in my freezer for the same reasons.