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    I have been using Fuji B&W products in both 35mm and 120, trending towards more 120 than 35mm now. Of course Neopan 400 has disappeared in 120 in the last year and I am looking for alternatives. Currently trying Kodak products but I am concerned about the long term viability of Kodak as a film manufacturer. Would like to try some of the European brands if available. I have also been getting reasonable results with Shanghai GP3, but the thick black backing paper means that I have to be careful which camera I use it in: only where the film feeds in the direction of the natural curl of the paper, e.g. TLRs OK, but not removable back SLRs, and the faint frame numbers mean no red-window cameras.

    If your prices are better than the alternative then I will buy. The catch is that I buy most of my film from Freestyle in bulk orders two or three times a year and they are going to be pretty hard to beat. What I do buy locally all the time is chemicals. If you are able to stock and ship chemicals on better terms than Vanbar then I will buy those from you all the time - but my amateur usage is not big quantity. I have been using mostly Ilford chemicals, and also Rodinal under whatever name it is currently being marketed under. I am open to substitute brands, but I do prefer liquid concentrates: no mixing powder chemicals.

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    great feedback! Thanks!

    I will definitely look into expanding the range with alternative and harder to get brands.

    @wotalegend - you're pretty much spot on, I don't think we would be able to compete with prices you could get yourself if you bought bulk from overseas suppliers as you say. Not at this stage anyway. I guess what we'll aim to do is to target users that do small purchases with the incentive of offering a large selection of different films to choose from. Then we'd move towards bigger discounts for higher volume purchases (5, 10, 30 films etc) as our capital and inventory increases.

    The same regarding chemicals - I think there is a definitely a market in Australia for this, however we don't have the capital (or expertise) at this stage yet, so we'll take it in small steps at a time.

    Cheers, thanks for all the comments/feedback.. keep it coming!

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    A small update on our site, we've added a small selection of Kodak and Ilford films.

    We're in talks with a few suppliers to organise shipping in bulk and possibly do chemicals as well, though I haven't looked into any import restrictions on chemicals yet. We'll be focussing on expanding our film range and quantities first so we can drive down the price even lower eventually.

    Current inventory can be seen here:

    http://shop.lofico.com.au/category/film

    The quantities we're stocking are quite low for now and I'm still undecided on the pricing so it's subject to change. Would appreciate some feedback on the following prices right now! Cheers!

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    Ilford Pan 400,
    Never heart of it before, can't wait to try

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    wotalegends: I use Shanghai GP3 in my RB67 ProS all the time, its one of my favourites

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athiril View Post
    wotalegends: I use Shanghai GP3 in my RB67 ProS all the time, its one of my favourites
    You interested in trading your Mamiya for a Hasselblad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    You interested in trading your Mamiya for a Hasselblad?
    Why would anyone want to trade a Mamiya for a Hassleblad? :P

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    So they could afford to buy lens ....

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    Grrr... come on. It's a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athiril View Post
    Why would anyone want to trade a Mamiya for a Hassleblad? :P
    LOL. Wouldn't you?

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