Tri-X sales up? 'cause something's up.
I'm heading back to Canada and the US for about 7 months and looking at getting some film, Tri-X to be exact.
About a month ago I said there seemed to be some shortages, and everybody replied that I was imagining it.
Well, right now, Freestyle shows 'out of stock', Adorama shows 'out of stock', Amazon.ca shows 'only 5 rolls remaining' and Henry's in Toronto shows 'ships in 4-6 business days', yet HP5+ shows shipping same day. My favourite supplier here in France is showing it in stock for the first time in 3 weeks, but has dropped the maximum lot from 50 rolls down to 20.
Am I still imagining it folks?
These are facts, not speculation.
Last edited by hdeyong; 11-10-2014 at 01:59 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: speling correction
Could be various factors, like distribution etc... I did order 32 rolls in 35mm from freestyle. They still have lots of it in 120
Adorama & B&H both show they have 35mm 120 and large format in stock. Freestyle has 24 exp rolls, 100' rolls, 120 rolls and pro packs.
Last edited by Jim17x; 11-10-2014 at 07:27 AM. Click to view previous post history.
From June to July this year there was a thread about the absence of Kodak film from Tokyo Ja shops. Eventually it reappeared.
May have cost them sales.
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A good reason to buy a quantity and put it up in the fridge.
I've never noticed it out of stock at B&H (always see big stocks of it behind the counter there). In fact, there website even lists a pre-order of re-released Tri-X 828 film (!?), so I don't think it is going anywhere.
Better yet: A good reason to buy a quantity of fridges ...
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That's weird, although welcome. I didn't even know what 828 format was, and had to google it. It doesn't ever seem to have been particularly popular, so it seems a strange choice to reintroduce, except that it is the same width as 135 so can come from the same un-perforated bulk rolls. Nevertheless, great to see another film format becoming available again!
Originally Posted by jspillane
Ahh I see it's been respooled by filmforclassics.com from bulk rolls. Still it's nice to see.
Last edited by andrew.roos; 11-10-2014 at 09:27 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Bronica ETRSi, Nikon F3 and FM.
Yeah B&H currently shows all sizes in stock, including the respooled 620, and the pre-order for 828.
Freestyle shows "low stock" (but they have some) in 120 single rolls (unboxed from Pro Packs) and out of stock only in 135-36. Everything else is available including full 120 Pro Packs.