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    Pack of 5 160NC for £6.50 - fresh stock

    In case anyone is interested I went into Calumet in Birmingham last week to buy some colour negative film for a wedding on Saturday.

    I asked to confirm the prices on the Fuji 160S and then, out of interest, I asked the price of the Portra 160NC (normally this is about £5 more per pack of 5 35mm)

    The price: £6.50, including VAT!!! I asked them to just confirm it, which he did and said that it was on offer until the end of July - then I went to the fridge and picked up, well, and awful lot of it.

    Is it just me or is this such a silly cheap price that they may have made a mistake?

    I told them in the lab I use and they could not believe it either.

    The 120 seemed cheaper too than normal, but not as cheap as the 135.

    It was brand new stock - and I have re-checked the invoice - it was £6.50 per pack of 5 35mm rolls.

    Anyone else confirm this?

    Matt

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    £5.43 on the Calumet website!

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    Yeowch! that's cheap!
    It's listed at £5.43 on their website also.
    A single roll is £4.99 :o :o :o
    http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/item/155-233H/
    http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/item/155-182B/

    EDIT: Oops, Tom beat me to it!
    EDIT 2: They have an order!
    Last edited by ben-s; 07-10-2007 at 07:27 AM. Click to view previous post history.
    Lens caps and cable releases can become invisible at will. :D

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    Have a look at the sale section on their site - they have some amazing deals on there.
    I just wish it was a different time of the month... I'm rather short on the old cash at the moment, and I don't want to set fire to my credit card:rolleyes:
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    I think you're missing the "why". Kodak recently reformulated Portra to scan better and have finer grain. What you're getting is the last of the "old" Portra. Not that it's a bad deal or film, just that it won't have the little red blurb touting "improved scanning results", essentially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    I think you're missing the "why". Kodak recently reformulated Portra to scan better and have finer grain. What you're getting is the last of the "old" Portra. Not that it's a bad deal or film, just that it won't have the little red blurb touting "improved scanning results", essentially.
    Dont know about the website - what I got from the store was the brand new formulation.........

    Still, even for the old, an extraordinary deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt5791 View Post
    Dont know about the website - what I got from the store was the brand new formulation.........

    Still, even for the old, an extraordinary deal.

    Matt
    Sounds as if Kodak-UK is doing a promo for the new Portas? Similar to the "giveaway" Kodak did here in the US last autumn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Sounds as if Kodak-UK is doing a promo for the new Portas? Similar to the "giveaway" Kodak did here in the US last autumn.
    Yes - normally Kodak is substantially more expensive than Fuji in the UK - like the difference last year was, now I think about it, up to £7 difference on this particular pack - for the weddings I just could not justify Kodak.

    ....but now

    I hope they keep it up because I think they are incredible films, particularly for weddings where skin tones are paramount. Not saying Fuji is no good for skin - it's a fine line - I just prefer the muted colour pallet and perfect skin tones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Sounds as if Kodak-UK is doing a promo for the new Portas? Similar to the "giveaway" Kodak did here in the US last autumn.
    I'll post which version comes from the website when I receive mine.
    I would assume it's the same as the store bought version though.
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    FWIW - if it is the "new" Porta you're getting a great deal. Current B&H price for Porta 160NC is about $28 per five pack. Figuring at $2 per GBP you're paying only $13! Less than half the current US street price.

    Too bad my wife isn't scheduled to go back to London on biz before month's end!

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