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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    I don't shoot a lot of film but this is pretty much my point too. I can afford all the film I have time to shoot, and I have time to shoot more than I have time to develop and print!
    Well said and exactly my point as well.
    Once a photographer is convinced that the camera can lie and that, strictly speaking, the vast majority of photographs are "camera lies," inasmuch as they tell only part of a story or tell it in a distorted form, half the battle is won. Once he has conceded that photography is not a "naturalistic" medium of rendition and that striving for "naturalism" in a photograph is futile, he can turn his attention to using a camera to make more effective pictures.

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    I might pull the trigger on another 100 rolls of Tri-X / 120, there is a big difference between $379 from Freestyle and $499 from B&H and we all know that price difference won't last.

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    The last time I bought Tri-X roll film it was $1.35 a roll for 120.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    The last time I bought Tri-X roll film it was $1.35 a roll for 120.
    So how much did you earn the in the last year you bought Tri-X in 120? Maybe your take home pay was only $13,500 that year. With that income a roll would be quite expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Kehler View Post
    It's past $6.50 a roll in Canada, has been past $5 for years here. Not as cheap as last year but neither is silver or labour costs. I was going to order some Tri-X in 5x7 sheets from B&H but it went up 25% 2 weeks ago (they were sold out prior to that); will have to wait a while now.
    Silver price has dropped to nearly half of what it was at the spike last year, but that's not the entire cost of film granted.

    $4.99 is cheap. In Melb we group buy from B&H, and it's generally +15% on cost of top of that to split shipping in a $1k order. Which becomes basically $5.75/roll, which is still cheap.

    Local price is $7.15/roll at Vanbar online I just checked.. which is surprising I was expecting to be over $10. At Michael's in the CBD it will be.

    $7.15 is real cheap here now that I think about it.. they must have dropped the price... because Delta 100 in 120 is $11 a roll.

    120 Velvia 50 is $17/roll
    120 Portra 160 is $10/roll

    120 Provia 400X is $27/roll.
    35mm Provia 400X 36exp is $42.21/roll.


    And you complain about a few cents increase in the U.S...



    $7.15 Local vs $4.99 B&H
    $27 Local vs $6.29 B&H
    Last edited by Athiril; 02-14-2012 at 07:39 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    B&H must have had it listed as a mistake for a few days. I see the price is back down to 3.99. That's much better than 4.99!!! This is great!!

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    Good to know that it went back down--I stocked up from Adorama anyways.

    I didn't mean to complain about the price increase per se but the huge overnight spike was shocking. It was strange to see BH selling a very popular film for $1 more than their competitors.

    Well it's good to know that this was false and I hope to continue purchasing tri-x.

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    Checked B&H this evening. Seems it's back to $3.99.

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    My local store has 120 at $4.85, up about a dollar from a month ago but still not too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmquinn View Post
    So how much did you earn the in the last year you bought Tri-X in 120? Maybe your take home pay was only $13,500 that year. With that income a roll would be quite expensive.
    None, I was in school on the GI Bill.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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