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    Buying film off the shelf, how novel.

    The only thing I can find locally is Fuji consumer 35mm C41, and have to look around even for that. I haven't bought a single roll of film that I didn't buy online and have delivered since I got back into photography in 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    Buying film off the shelf, how novel.

    The only thing I can find locally is Fuji consumer 35mm C41, and have to look around even for that. I haven't bought a single roll of film that I didn't buy online and have delivered since I got back into photography in 2010.
    My local "off the shelf" options are Kodak Gold or Kodak Gold.


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    Some of our pharmacies and Lomos are open on Sundays till 19:00 local...
    The largest pharmacy chain has been shelving, HP5, Xp2 & BW400CN (as well as C41 colour) at sharp prices given no postage - note some may stock Trix but not seen any.
    Lomo shelves rebadged film similar $. The local one has mini lab, think they run it Sundays, excellent quality as well ie no scratches...
    Some of the small photo shops and market traders shelve film, both fresh and outdated.

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    Local supplier here (the agfa labelling on the cooler needs updating):
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    Buying film off the shelf, how novel.

    The only thing I can find locally is Fuji consumer 35mm C41, and have to look around even for that. I haven't bought a single roll of film that I didn't buy online and have delivered since I got back into photography in 2010.
    Our choices here are pretty much down to Fuji and Kodak consumer c-41.

    If I make a trip to Reno I get quite a good selection at Gordon's.

    But, well over 90% of my film purchases come from on-line sources.

    Ah well, life in the digital age...memory cards everywhere, film not so much.
    Last edited by Pioneer; 12-14-2013 at 07:21 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    There is, I think, a camera store inside Atlanta proper that has film and even darkroom items. I tried to find it once and followed my GPS to the address I had for it and wound up in something like an industrial park, which looked deserted in the evenings, so I think I had the wrong address. I'm generally averse to driving ITP (Insite The Perimeter of I-285 for non-locals) anyway - narrow lanes, too much traffic, no parking etc. - but I'll do it on occasion. But as far as I've found no one up here in Gwinnett carries film to speak of, other than some consumer 35mm C-41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Local supplier here (the agfa labelling on the cooler needs updating):
    WOW Matt ... that's awesome... it's like dream land!!! My local lab (the only true camera store in CT now that even remotely stocks and sells film, has cut their shelf from the whole thing filled with reels and developer for the college kids, to just 4 squares in the shelf... and the haven't bought new film lately either, I can see it dwindling down... I kind of like the AGFA sign above the cooler, wish I could snag it!

    As far as non-lab film places... I've noticed that the only places that stock any film are stop&shop (or Giant if you're in the south/west) and CVS/Walgreens, but there's only color fuji stuff at the stop and shops and kodak sells at CVS/Walgreens but ONLY the C-41 stuff ... the ONLY place that Tri-X is sold is in the "Ghetto" areas ... seriously, it's the only place you can get real B&W film ... there must be a small market of low income people who can't afford a digital camera and still buy real B&W film and send it away for processing or something, but it's only in the ghetto ... lol

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    I only know of one location in Shanghai, a city of 24 million people that has film. So I have to stock up real well when I go there as it is many miles from my house. I sure miss the days of easy film access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Local supplier here (the agfa labelling on the cooler needs updating):
    Wow, Matt. If you've got all THAT available above the big fat white line, why do you even bother with Glazer's down here? Maybe I should be crossing in the other direction just for that darkroom supply section.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    I only know of one location in Shanghai, a city of 24 million people that has film. So I have to stock up real well when I go there as it is many miles from my house. I sure miss the days of easy film access.
    I just checked B&H... you could buy this....

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._100_Roll.html

    and it costs $50 for 3-5 day shipping to china...

    Yes that's a lot for shipping, but buy a few can's of it, or stock up with that and PanF+ or whatever else you use that comes in bulk, and have it shipped, get a years worth of film, it will cost you more than the travel to that city and probably cheaper than buying from there anyway. Just a suggestion.



 

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