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    An Australian in Denmark

    Hi all

    I have recently moved to København from the other side of the world. I haven't started my Danish language classes yet so I apologise that this post is written mostly in english.

    So far I have found two local stores that stock film, paper and chemicals:

    http://fotoc.dk
    http://www.photografica.com/

    The prices seem ok, its about what I used to pay for gear in Australia. Are there any other shops I should be looking at instead?

    I used to buy my film from B&H in the states. Even with the huge shipping costs it was usually 50-30% cheaper than buying it locally. If I try this here, will our lovely friends at SKAT hit me with moms/25% tax when the package comes into the country?

    Now for the important topic, Darkrooms/Mørkekammer

    I haven't been able to find any public/rental darkrooms online. I'm sure this is due to language barriers but any suggestions would be nice. I don't think that a bathroom darkroom is going to be an option at this stage.

    I'm currently looking for work so I have plenty of free time. If anybody wants to go shooting or meet up for a coffee or beer, send me a PM

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    Hi,
    Welcome to Europe!

    Here are some good internet stores within Europe (so no import taxes!):

    Norway: http://www.fomafoto.com/

    Germany: http://www.macodirect.de and http://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/ and http://www.monochrom.com/

    England: http://www.silverprint.co.uk/


    If you compare prices and check for shipping costs you might get it cheaper then getting it from B&H (USA), also avoiding extra import taxes (on items + shipping costs = 25% extra?) and a long wait for shipping.

    Greetings from Bert from Holland
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    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    Welcome to Dk...

    Bert is almost right, BUT as Norwau is NOT a EU member, the shipping prices/taxes can be high... On the other hand the owner of Fomafoto frequently comes to Denmark so a more direct line could be possible.

    A a Dane I always get my stuff from Macodirect or Moersch.. much cheaper and often also faster...

    If you take a sight seeing trip to the north of Denmark - you should be welcome to visit me! See our big photohouse and wild landscape..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi View Post
    Welcome to Dk...

    Bert is almost right, BUT as Norwau is NOT a EU member, the shipping prices/taxes can be high...
    Your correct, but Norway is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The EFTA (ex. Switserland) and the EU form together the European Economic Area (EEA), which is good for free exchange of people and goods within this area. So there shouldn't be any import taxes from Norway to any EU country. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Economic_Area
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
    my blog: http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    Your correct, but Norway is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The EFTA (ex. Switserland) and the EU form together the European Economic Area (EEA), which is good for free exchange of people and goods within this area. So there shouldn't be any import taxes from Norway to any EU country. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Economic_Area
    I stand corrected - BUT the shipping prices are still VERY high...

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    An Australian moved to Denmark, struth, you will find it a tad bit cooler there and no need for the hat with dangling corks. On the upside there is Danish Lager.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi View Post
    I stand corrected - BUT the shipping prices are still VERY high...
    Yeh, shipping can be expensive. So it is always good to compare prizes and think how much you want to order.
    For example, one roll of Ilford FP4+ 120 costs € 4.28 (and € 3.00 if you buy 10 or more). At Photografica (in Denmark)
    one roll costs € 6.12. So, if you order enough even the shipping costs of €10 can be affordable.

    I also see that VAT in Denmark is 25% and in Germany 19%, so that is a plus.

    In short, decide what you're gonna buy, check prices + shipping costs on internet and go for the cheapest supplier, or - also important - support your local photo store.
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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    Welcome to Denmark
    Though Macodirect and the other webshops can be very cheap, check prices (film and chemistry) against Photografica sometimes they are cheaper and you can buy smaller amounts without suffering high shipping costs.
    Danish lager tsk tsk try some great brew from one of our countless microbreweries.
    Re darkrooms in Copenhagen. I have to ask my sister about that. Most I know of are closed down but there maybe one or two left. Have you tried asking in Foto C an Photografica?

    Ehh Emil, isn't it about time we have another get together at Vrå? I need another fix.....................of inspiration
    Best regards Søren
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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Yes, the weather is different. This upcoming winter will test me!

    I will be dropping by Foto C and Photografica tomorrow to see if they have any ideas.

    Macodirect and Moersch both look good. Can't wait to play with the Moersch lith developers and toners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trotkiller View Post
    Thanks for all the replies.
    Yes, the weather is different. This upcoming winter will test me!
    Hey,
    Your first Christmas during the winter season
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
    my blog: http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl
    my Linkedin pinhole group: http://tinyurl.com/pinholegroup


    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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