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View Poll Results: My Hoarding Policy

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  • I hoard film.

    72 63.72%
  • I hoard paper.

    32 28.32%
  • I hoard chemistry.

    23 20.35%
  • I may hoard someday.

    34 30.09%
  • I will never join the hoarding horde.

    9 7.96%
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  1. #11

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    I've documented my film hoarding elsewhere on APUG. Lots of 70mm film. Lots of 4x5. And as much 5x7 and 8x10 as I can afford. That said, I continue to buy new film and cycle through it. Putting the new stuff in the freezer and using the oldest stuff now. I want to continue to support current production, but also have a stash for when the commie hordes invade. Oops. Sorry. Wrong decade.

    I've started hoarding some recently discontinued paper in anticipation of trying it. And if I don't like it, maybe I can sell it for a profit in a year or two.

    I like to think I'm hoarding equipment, but it's really just GAS. I HAVE been slowly CLAing things in anticipation of eventual parts availibility issues for things like my Hasselblad gear and some old Rollei TLRs.

  2. #12

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    I abhorred a horde.

    I refuse to vote. Grin.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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    I have a lot of film on hand, but I don't think of it as long term hoarding--just keeping supplies on hand and taking advantage of good prices when I can. I don't have a spare freezer, and I do have other things in the freezer (reduced veal stock and chicken stock--I could make my own gelatin if need be, ice cream, vodka).
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    As a NYC bachelor, I find it advantageous to have my freezer filled with film. That way I can show it to potential girlfriends and say, "Look. There isn't any room in there for heads or limbs. I can't possibly be a psycho killer."

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    Because I can't make film I'll keep few years stock on hand in the freezer. Because I think the next threat to freedom of access to supplies that photographers in currently democratic countries will face is that of access to chemicals, I will start stocking dry chemicals soon. At least that way i will be able to make plates and paper.

    just my paranoid $0.02 worth

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    I think I may begin to develop a hoard by shopping for short-dated film and cycling it. I'd like to have a couple thousand sheets of FP4+ if the bottom ever fell out and I'd hate to be competing in the buying frenzy then.
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    I don't hoard anything, but would if I could afford to. I wish I would have hoarded Azo when it was still in production. I should hoard 5x7 TMY right now.

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    I am keeping the discontinued films from the hoarders.

    80 roll of 36 exposure 135 and 55 rolls of 120 UC film.

    Does this make me a "hoard"?

    Steve

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    That's basically what I've done. I was about to say I don't have thousands of sheets but just realized for 4x5 I have the following in addition to my open boxes of FP4, HP5 and Portra:
    400 sheets HP5
    300 Sheets FP4
    400 sheets kodalith
    200 sheets Ektapan
    200 sheets Efke 50
    250 sheets Tech Pan
    200 sheets Maco IR (old 820 by Efke)

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    i wouldn't say that i horde film or paper ...

    but i was given a boatload of paper a few years ago
    that i haven't had a chance to use up, film is a different story
    bought it for a few jobs that at the last minute didn't materialize
    (client vanished or left me holding the bag) ...

    i have found a few deals that i couldn't pass up
    (20 100 sheet boxes of 5x7 tri-x for 1$/box,
    rolls of film for not much$ / roll &C )

    but i wouldn 't say i horded it ...
    maybe someday, one never knows what will happen tomorrow ..

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