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    PROVIA 400X: THE MOST EXPENSIVE 'CHROME EMULSION EVER??

    Has anybody heard of paying AUD$40.95 for a single roll of Provia 400X?
    That's not a misprint. I had a roll plonked down on the counter in a shop and when he told me it was $40.95 ... I gasped — that's not an amount of cash I would splash for a single roll of film; this film had an optional targeted job, instead it will go to Provia 100F. I would be very interested to know what the retail price of this emulsion is in other places e.g. USA / Europe. There is no discontinuation of it here (Australia) that I can see in Dealer Bulletins from Fujifilm.


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    In Switzerland, which is generally regarded as expensive:

    Provia 400x 120 - 9.90 CHF [12 AUD]
    Provia 400x 135-36 - 16 CHF [19 AUD]

    In Italy

    Provia 400x 120 - 6.90 EUR [10 AUD]
    Provia 400x 135-36 - 13.20 EUR [19 AUD]

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    That's not Vanbar again is it?
    Even PW in Adelaide are only charging $24/roll, although they seem to have place the 120-size in the 35mm section (not that I'd pay even $24, cheap-shots on ebay or mail-order from the US it is for me)
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    Vanbar have it listed at $26.79 but none in stock, between the two of them they will cause the death of film in Australia.

    Sorry that is for 120, yes even Vanbar has it (35mm/36) list at $42.21.

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    I think you should instead start another thread about how AUS/NZ photoshops just don't like film photographers and would really love to see them trade in their gear for digital. Their prices are absurd.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    I think you should instead start another thread about how AUS/NZ photoshops just don't like film photographers and would really love to see them trade in their gear for digital. Their prices are absurd.
    Don't say that until you see the prices of new digital gear.
    When the 5Dmk3 came out I priced it with the 24-105 kit lens, then I priced it in Hong Kong plus the plane fare, guess which came out cheaper? (Actually, an EOS 3, scanner, and a few hundred rolls of Velvia turned out even cheaper again, I chose that and here I am).

    At least film you can get shipped from OS under the $1000-mark and avoid import duties...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    Yes, but the fact of the matter is that anything "speciality" in AUS/NZ usually == rip off.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    If you can find it, it's about £12-£14 for roll of 135/36 in the UK (I think ~20 AUD) or ~£35 for a 5-pack of 120

    At the moment you can get it for about AUD12/roll (135/36) shipped anywhere from Holgadget.com (HK based)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMBooth View Post
    Vanbar have it listed at $26.79 but none in stock, between the two of them they will cause the death of film in Australia.

    Sorry that is for 120, yes even Vanbar has it (35mm/36) list at $42.21.

    Yes, 135/36. God help us. We're being screwed, big time.
    But these places will not be getting my business in purchasing film. Cheap_shots_AU will. To go, to go, to the online shop I go.


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    If anyone in Aus is interested in Pravia 400X 120 send me a pm.

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