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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Wow!!! If I visit, am I allowed to bring my own?

    I would think shipping it from B&H would still save you money with those prices...


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    I actually obtain my Velvia & Provia from eBay. At around $5.95/roll (5 Pack). Retailers at GST, mark up, arbitrary margin... all manner of things that have yet to be satisfactorily explained for the unreasonably high price that is shifting buyers away from bricks and mortar to online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    If you send too much film on ahead of you at one time, they will levy a business/professional tax on it.
    Well I wouldn't ship it at all, I would carry it on the plane with me. That was my question, can I do that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Well I wouldn't ship it at all, I would carry it on the plane with me. That was my question, can I do that?


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    Carry "what" and "how much" of it on the plane?
    This is the grey area. If Customs views your film cache as a "commercial quantity", it will be subjected to GST and importation charges unless you can prove it is not a commercial quantity (and that is the tricky part!). You can buy film here, or its purchase can be arranged for you online by any person you organise it with. Besides which, buying retail film in Australia is quite silly and strictly for emergencies; online has made a severe impact on bricks and mortar dispensing of film and will continue to do so as prices rise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    Carry "what" and "how much" of it on the plane?
    This is the grey area. If Customs views your film cache as a "commercial quantity", it will be subjected to GST and importation charges unless you can prove it is not a commercial quantity (and that is the tricky part!). You can buy film here, or its purchase can be arranged for you online by any person you organise it with. Besides which, buying retail film in Australia is quite silly and strictly for emergencies; online has made a severe impact on bricks and mortar dispensing of film and will continue to do so as prices rise.
    Right but shipping to Australia is ALSO expensive, why spend all that extra money when I can buy it at B&H and just carry it.

    Maybe if I unwrap them all it would prove I'm not in it to be commercial as you can't sell open packages?

    Depends on how long I would be staying. A rough estimate/guesstimate ... 2-3 rolls of Velvia and 2-4 rolls of B&W per day spent in Australia.

    So if I came for a week, 2 bricks of Velvia, 2 bricks of Acros, 2 of PanF+ and maybe 1 Delta3200 and one Delta 400?


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Right but shipping to Australia is ALSO expensive, why spend all that extra money when I can buy it at B&H and just carry it.

    Maybe if I unwrap them all it would prove I'm not in it to be commercial as you can't sell open packages?

    Depends on how long I would be staying. A rough estimate/guesstimate ... 2-3 rolls of Velvia and 2-4 rolls of B&W per day spent in Australia.

    So if I came for a week, 2 bricks of Velvia, 2 bricks of Acros, 2 of PanF+ and maybe 1 Delta3200 and one Delta 400?


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    I'd be more concerned with the immigration authorities - they might assume you are there to work, and ask you for your work Visa (after googling you, of course).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    I'd be more concerned with the immigration authorities - they might assume you are there to work, and ask you for your work Visa (after googling you, of course).
    Well as a photographer, all vacations are "work vacations" so that's confusing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Well as a photographer, all vacations are "work vacations" so that's confusing...


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    You need to check to find out if you require a Visa/permit.

    Many countries do.

    If I cross the border into the USA (a 15 minute drive on a good day) and say that I'm picking up something photographic the US border officials will often question me carefully about my intentions, because:

    1) If they think I am working as a photographer when I am in the USA (including shooting stock, or on spec) they will exclude me from the country, unless I have obtained the necessary Visa/permit ahead of time; and
    2) If they think that I am acquiring commercial goods from the USA, for import to Canada, I also need to prepare the appropriate commercial export paperwork.

    Having high-end equipment when you travel raises suspicion - expect them to try to find your web presence.
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    You need to check to find out if you require a Visa/permit.

    Many countries do.

    If I cross the border into the USA (a 15 minute drive on a good day) and say that I'm picking up something photographic the US border officials will often question me carefully about my intentions, because:

    1) If they think I am working as a photographer when I am in the USA (including shooting stock, or on spec) they will exclude me from the country, unless I have obtained the necessary Visa/permit ahead of time; and
    2) If they think that I am acquiring commercial goods from the USA, for import to Canada, I also need to prepare the appropriate commercial export paperwork.

    Having high-end equipment when you travel raises suspicion - expect them to try to find your web presence.
    What if I'm traveling into Canada to make prints from negatives from a printer in Canada? Is that also not ok?


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    Almost everything is okay - it is just that sometimes you need to get the right paperwork.

    You need to fit into the right category in order to be able to do what you want in what is actually a foreign country.

    And there are a lot of available categories.

    The examples I referred to in my post are just there to illustrate the hoops that your country puts some people through.

    True (if somewhat dated) story:

    I worked as a Canadian customs and immigration officer during two years in the 1980s. I dealt with an individual who was publishing a local newsletter targeted at people in small communities on either side of the border. For a while he was handling everything including advertising sales on both sides of the boundary. He was a US citizen and resident.

    He arrived at the border as usual one day on his way to see some potential Canadian advertisers. He was referred for secondary immigration examination. It was determined that he had been working (selling ads) in Canada for some time, without a work permit.

    When I last heard, he was detained and being considered for permanent deportation - which would mean being barred from ever entering Canada again.

    The only difference if the situation had been reversed and he had been a Canadian selling ads in the US? The deportation would have been more likely, and the border and immigration authorities would have been much more heavily armed (the cells in the US were also much more extensive and heavily used).

    There are a whole bunch of new rules since then which make it much easier to either obtain a permit or fit within an exception that doesn't even require a permit, but you need to educate yourself about the restrictions and requirements concerning what you intend to do. I certainly am not the person to ask about the details.
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Almost everything is okay - it is just that sometimes you need to get the right paperwork.

    You need to fit into the right category in order to be able to do what you want in what is actually a foreign country.

    And there are a lot of available categories.

    The examples I referred to in my post are just there to illustrate the hoops that your country puts some people through.

    True (if somewhat dated) story:

    I worked as a Canadian customs and immigration officer during two years in the 1980s. I dealt with an individual who was publishing a local newsletter targeted at people in small communities on either side of the border. For a while he was handling everything including advertising sales on both sides of the boundary. He was a US citizen and resident.

    He arrived at the border as usual one day on his way to see some potential Canadian advertisers. He was referred for secondary immigration examination. It was determined that he had been working (selling ads) in Canada for some time, without a work permit.

    When I last heard, he was detained and being considered for permanent deportation - which would mean being barred from ever entering Canada again.

    The only difference if the situation had been reversed and he had been a Canadian selling ads in the US? The deportation would have been more likely, and the border and immigration authorities would have been much more heavily armed (the cells in the US were also much more extensive and heavily used).

    There are a whole bunch of new rules since then which make it much easier to either obtain a permit or fit within an exception that doesn't even require a permit, but you need to educate yourself about the restrictions and requirements concerning what you intend to do. I certainly am not the person to ask about the details.
    Who is? I think the whole thing is dumb, who cares who works where, especially people living on the border.

    Anyway seriously how would I even know who to contact to ask? Thanks.


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