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    Velvia 100: why so expensive?

    I bought a few rolls of velvia 100 to try out and cant belive the price! 15 cnd a roll. this is a cheap big store, 6 $ for a roll of hp5 26exp. koda crome 64 is only 12$.
    Why is the price so high, and what prices are in your area?
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    $5.29 at B&H for Velvia 100 (but you could have looked that up yourself). A Fuji Professional dealer also is likely to have to keep pro films in a refrigerator, which will add to the cost.
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    Thats probably in the usa, and they keep all slide, afga, MF and LF films in a fridge. Its an agfa fridge with variable temp control
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    This can be a very expensive hobby you had better get used to paying. If you don't like the price where you got it, order online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    This can be a very expensive hobby you had better get used to paying. If you don't like the price where you got it, order online.
    I usually do B&w i do slides every now and then
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    That is one of the films that I prefer using - Velvia 100 (120 roll). Awesome results in pure colour. Around here in the Niagara Region, I go to Henry's and the price is about $10-15. At least when bought in person I can guarantee that the film has been stored in the fridge.

    I believe for the quality of Velvia, the price is right.
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    I only pay $4.71 US if I buy 5 rolls of it, and $5.35 if I buy 1 roll, sounds like your getting shafted by your local shop, of course you have to pay to play! Film cost is the least of my worries..

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    It's typically bout 5$ USD here, so not like its that deathly expensive... Try buying a roll of Kodak HIE here in the US, its like 13 USD a roll. It also depends on where you get the film, if its from a chain store like Ritz, an isolated camera shop, or a shop in the middle of a college town.

    Chain stores rip you a new one for anything thats not your standard consumer color film.

    Other prices for things are like this here.
    Velvia 50 (120) - 4.45
    Velvia 100 (120) - 4.95
    Tri-X (24exp) - 5.25
    HP5 (24) - 4.47
    Reala 100 (36) - 3.08
    PanF 50 (36) - 4.98
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    In Taiwan ,RVP 100 NT$215 / 1 roll

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    Quote Originally Posted by wysiwyg
    That is one of the films that I prefer using - Velvia 100 (120 roll). Awesome results in pure colour. Around here in the Niagara Region, I go to Henry's and the price is about $10-15. At least when bought in person I can guarantee that the film has been stored in the fridge.

    I believe for the quality of Velvia, the price is right.
    B&H sells RVP for less than $4 per roll.
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