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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Here is a page I found from adoramas film catalogue in 1998:
    http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/3874/flower046.jpg

    Amazing how some films (FP100C...ect) were more expensive back then! And then it's amazing to see how cheap some films were (neopan...ect)!
    I also can't believe that adding 2nd-day air only cost an additional $1.99!

    Man, this brings me back...I always found these catalogs and price lists fascinating even if full of so many unfamiliar items I was overwhelmed. I find it really charming too, the little cartoon at the top left corner. I think it was one of these lists that helped me decide a old frozen lot of Konica 750 was a reasonable deal...compared to $5.39 per roll @ Adorama it was worth buying a $20 brick from eBay. At the time it normally never occurred to me to buy film that wasn't available locally, so it was a big step.

    No Delta 3200 in 1998? When did that appear?

    Also, I have no recollection of chromogenic b/w being so old...thought it came out around 2000. Or was it just not as easily found in drugstores yet? Did a Google search and found a photo.net article about film types with a comment from 1997 about these films being "new" but I really don't remember it.

    Now can you scan a page with paper prices?

    Quote Originally Posted by perkeleellinen View Post
    When I started shooting in the early '90s I used Fuji Super G+ 400 and Neopan 400 only. Whenever we have threads like this I kick myself for not expanding my horizons a little.
    Me too, seriously.

    APX was certainly cheap, wow. I never shot anything in 100 except TMX. I don't think I was even aware of the others (only vaguely aware of Ilford). Which is why I was overwhelmed when I saw these pricelists...didn't know these other companies nor ever had anyone to give advice on the other films.

    I never knew about the 1000 and 1600 ISO Kodak color neg films either, only ever used Superia 1600. Now I wish I had known about them, just to have the frame of reference. Were they any good? (or is that why they were discontinued?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by naugastyle View Post
    Now can you scan a page with paper prices?
    http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5593/flower047.jpg

    Done.

    Here's the chemistry and paper section of the 1998 B&H catalogue.

    For good measure, I've also added an advertisement for Fuji Reala from an issue of outdoor photographer from Feb 1990 (I have almost every issue from 1989 onward!).
    http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1980/flower049.jpg
    Film advertisements back in the day were truly epic...I wonder if I can still get that poster for 4.00$

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    Hmm...Polywarmtone wasn't quite as ridiculously cheap as one of my acquaintances told me...he said he used it as a student because it was a student-friendly price. But it's on par with Ilford. Or maybe it's just by today's standards that a $7 (for RC) or $10 (FB) difference vs. Ilford for 100-sheet packs doesn't seem that big a deal.

    That said, can't imagine an 8x10 FB VC paper of this quality for 57 cents per sheet these days.

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