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    Wasn't there a post recently about how B+H had increased the size of their film counter and it was selling like hotcakes or something? I don't know, it might have been some other store.
    But it doesn't effect me at all, as I'm on the other side of the world. So, I'll be on my way - gonna go take some photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    Don't forget that Freestyle doesn't go into conniption fits about putting wet chemistry in some delivery service. B&H would carry lots of stuff but you had to go to the store to get it because they wouldn't ship it.
    For some of us this was a plus--that they carried the stuff on the shelf, not that they wouldn't ship it. If I had to pay to ship TF-4, I'd probably mix my own fixer instead.
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    I can understand for locals, but if you're out of town and you want to order the 5 gallon Rapid Fixer they were selling, driving up to New York was a lot more expensive and time consuming than having it shipped. And you couldn't buy that locally, certainly not in that volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolleiflexible View Post
    ...there will be no display space devoted
    to darkroom equipment or supplies, including
    papers and chemistry.
    How will I know what I want, then?

    Hannibal Lecter: No! He covets. That is his nature. And how do we begin to covet, Clarice? Do we seek out things to covet? Make an effort to answer now.
    Clarice Starling: No. We just...
    Hannibal Lecter: No. We begin by coveting what we see every day. Don't you feel eyes moving over your body, Clarice? And don't your eyes seek out the things you want?

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    One question is whether this change will be relevant for non-locals, if it's mainly a matter of giving up floor space in the store and moving things out to the Brooklyn warehouse or the downstairs stockroom. Of course it could have an effect if taking things off the shelves means they sell fewer of those things and the things are discontinued, but I wonder how much paper, for instance, is sold to walk-ins as compared with mail order. You can't tell anything about paper or developer by looking at the package on the shelf, unlike a camera, which you can handle and look through.

    There are many products sold at B&H that aren't on the shelves, but are in the store's stockroom and have to be called up. I remember once going to buy a small ballhead, and all three that I was interested in had to be brought up so I could see them. None were on the shelf.
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    I was speaking to some NFL photographers last year during a very nice experience where I got to take pics down on the field. They said that the feasibility of simply choosing which still images you want from high definition video capture instead of a dedicated still photography staff has been studied.

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    It's too bad Freestyle doesn't have an east coast warehouse though.

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    I know what to do! Lets start a petition just like someone always does when a film is discontinued! We can sell darkroom, MF and LF equipment in the same barn that we coat homemade Kodachrome.

    All siriusness aside, I am sad to learn about this turn of events.

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    I got my last shipment of TXP 220 in three days, I think, from Freestyle. I usually try to order from them anyway when the shipping will be less than the local tax, and I've gone out of my way to make a special order from them even for things I can buy off the shelf locally, like my Zeiss Distagon 35mm/f:2 in ZS mount (M42), because they support APUG.
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    I can understand, but it makes K&M look even more attractive, to me at least. At least that place looks like a camera store.

    Tim

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