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    Ektar 100 not available in Australia

    I have been informed by Vanbar that Kodak Australia have announced that they have no intention of releasing Ektar 100 in Australia.

    Does anyone have a contact in Kodak who can give an informed answer on the reason for this decision?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotalegend View Post
    I have been informed by Vanbar that Kodak Australia have announced that they have no intention of releasing Ektar 100 in Australia.

    Does anyone have a contact in Kodak who can give an informed answer on the reason for this decision?
    I used to have three contacts in Kodak, but they all lost their jobs when Kodak closed their Coburg facility.

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    I can send you some if you would like.
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    Maybe Kodak is taking an uncharacteristic stand on free speech issues in response to the Australian government's proposed nationwide web filtration?

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    It is listed on the Kodak Australia Website.
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    It's probably cheaper to mail order ten rolls from the US than it would be to buy it locally, knowing Australian film prices.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    It is listed on the Kodak Australia Website.
    My point exactly. Kodak have it listed on their web site as being available "worldwide", yet I trust the advice from Vanbar who are one of the biggest photographic suppliers left in Australia. I can't see any logical reason to not release Ektar 100 in Australia, unlike Kodachrome which was withdrawn some years ago when they closed their plant here.

    I will probably end up getting some from Freestyle or similar, but I do like to support local suppliers whenever I can or they will stop stocking the things we want.

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    I thought I saw Ektar 100 at my local store here in Adelaide as I remember thinking "Ahhh, that's the film they've been discussing on APUG."

    08 8363 1783 - ask for Toby or Neil and tell them Nanette recommended you give them a call.

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    Vision Image Lab has it. $13 or so per 120 roll (they have 35mm but I didn't ask the price).

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    Yes it is - saw it about 2 hours ago. 35mm and 120. Total Photographic supplies, Kent Town, South Australia - Details here.
    Sadly I lost faith in vanbar some time ago when they held onto my credit card details for 2 months before contacting me about my order, after a lot of emails. And so far as price goes, it was something like $10 a roll in 35mm, which was cheaper than the five rolls I ordered by mail earlier this year. Unusually reasonable.

    EDIT: ahh, Nanette beat me to it.
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