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    $10.99 a roll???

    I guess I didn't realize how limited the 35mm color film selection is. The Houston Camera Exchange had Porta 400 at $10 a roll for 36 exp. I thought that was WAY too expensive, but now I see that Freestyle isn't much cheaper.

    Is it really that high everywhere?

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    This works out to $7.19/roll for 135-36

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ortra_400.html

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    Welcome to the new reality.

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    Just swallow hard when you pay for it. But hasn't professional quality color film always been about 50% more expensive than black and white?
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    In the UK 1 x film is approximately 1 1/2 pints of beer. Not much really when you think about it!

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    Even though not professional you might check out Wal-Mart.

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    Use it or loose it I guess.
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    Interesting as it is more expensive than both Portra 160 and Ektar 100. My guess is it is classic supply and demand. There's been a resurgence in film photography especially in the wedding biz and plenty has been written about Portra 400's flexibility. Jonathan Canlas published samples of shooting it at -2/+2 with outstanding results. Think of it as several films in one?

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    Fuji Velvia 8x10 is over $10 a sheet, which equates to one 135-36 roll.

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    Wow, that is a bit pricey, but it reminds me I need to call Epperson Photo here in OKC to see IF they even have any Kodak film. Pretty much everytime I have been in there after the first of the year, they haven't had hardly any film at all. Fridge is just about empty and I am just about ready to order it online....

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