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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    It's 5$ for a roll of ACR100 in 120 and 57$ for 20 sheets of 4x5. Doesn't seem particularly expensive to me.

    Also 400TX is 4.39$ (after rebate) in 135, and 25$ for a pack of 5 in 120. 50 sheets of TMY2 is 96$, etc. Also not particularly expensive (although I wish the 4x5 were of course cheaper).
    Compare the Kodak to the Ilford prices in sheet film...and look at the quantity differences.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Compare the Kodak to the Ilford prices in sheet film...and look at the quantity differences.
    Yes, I realize that. But the point is the prices I quoted above are reasonable and I'll pay them without crying about it. I love Ilford, but I'm not going to exclusively only use Ilford and bullheadedly let Kodak just die when they're putting out incredible products we should all be using.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Holy crap that's a lot of film a month... I shoot about 4 rolls a month.

    What do you do with all the images if you're making that many photos you should be getting something worth selling? Maybe you can use the images to fund your further use of film?


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    I agree, I can't imagine shooting that much film in a month unless it's your full time job. I still have months old rolls yet to develop anyway. Even if I shot fifty rolls it would take me two years to develop and proof them. I have too much other stuff going on in my life to shoot that much, much less develop, proof and print from that many rolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    I agree, I can't imagine shooting that much film in a month unless it's your full time job. I still have months old rolls yet to develop anyway. Even if I shot fifty rolls it would take me two years to develop and proof them. I have too much other stuff going on in my life to shoot that much, much less develop, proof and print from that many rolls.
    Yea, especially the color. Maybe he sends it out and has the lab scan it etc.

    I have 26 rolls of C-41 (I'm doing one run then I'm done with it haha) and about 6-8 rolls of E-6 waiting for me, and 3-5 B&W film waiting, oh and 2 rolls of ECN-2 that will take me a month to process it all...


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    I've been shooting about 15-20 rolls a week on my days off. I do my own developing and printing. I'm a street shooter so that explains the high volume. I set out early morning and finish up by late afternoon. On days where I shoot at a parade or political rally it's not uncommon for me to shoot many more. I shot about 40 rolls of 135 Acros at the May Day march and about the same number of 120 rolls at the Long Beach Gay Pride parade also last may, I recently took pictures at a Trayvon Martin rally etc. So yes, I do shoot an awful lot and I don't want to shoot less, I want to shoot more; there is so much happening these days. Given the fact that I live in LA which has a high cost of living, high taxes and so fourth, it's my photography that I have to make cuts to help even out my expenses. If anything else, I'll just limit myself to Kentmere 100 in 135 until the markets and economies stabilize and I can start shooting to my hearts content without wondering if I'll have enough to pay my electric bill at the end of the month. Hey, if I don't I'll at least have a 24 hour home darkroom lol! Happy shooting everyone.

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    Correction, it was Fp4 I used at the May Day march. These were purchased in the buy 2 get one free pack that Ilford introduced some time ago. Either way, as you can see I'm a heavy film user and as prices climb it does make a difference in my budget.

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    I hope I don't sound like I'm being cheap because I don't think that I am. I'm just trying to be smart with my spending given my modest income and the high cost of living area I'm in. If I were simply being cheap then I would use the off brand films like Lucky and just accept the flaws as a part of using a cheaply made and sold film. However, I don't want to compromise quality so that's why I want to stay a customer of Ilford, Fuji and Kodak even though it's frustrating when prices go up because it makes one feel that there isn't much other choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcmarc View Post
    I hope I don't sound like I'm being cheap because I don't think that I am.
    I don't think anyone's going to call you cheap, given the large amount of film you use.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Yes. On an absolute dollar basis you are far outspending me for film. And still outspending me even if I also throw in my paper and chemistry... err, chemicals.

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    "When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."

    — Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932

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    Haa Ken^ don't give in to the "chemicals police"....
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