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    Portra 400 Pricing???

    Okay, so the new Porta 400 is expensive now compared to the old 400NC and 400VC. I'm thinking it is because it's new and the demand is high for it. Do you think the price will settle down? Especially for 220 which is over $10 / roll! OUCH!

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    The price of silver is much higher than just a year ago. This affects film prices.
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    North of the border in Toronto, Fuji pricing is way up, Kodak only a bit behind for C-41 materials. B+W hasn't jumped as much. I'm suspecting more than usual gouging on price here since the C$ is above par with the US$.

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    It's £4.19 for a roll of 120 here, by comparison, Fuji 400H is £3.35.
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    Also, film is becoming more and more niche product, that will inevitably increase the price somewhat, but nothing to be overly scared of. This is additional to silver cost rise etc. Just keep buying it, that will keep the price at a reasonable level.

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    I was asking my local pro dealer about the new Kodak Portra films and he told me he had stopped stocking Kodak films because they had become too expensive, he still keeps a few of the Fuji Pro films in, but most of his customers shoot digital
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    I have begun using Portra 400 in 120 size. Local price where I shop is $26.84 for a 5 pack plus sales tax it's $29.05. I was considering Adorama. They have it at $26.50 with free shipping. The 400VC is less and the 400NC is more than the new 400. It takes so long to get here to Houston from NY the way Adorama ships, that I don't mind spending the little extra locally for immediate satisfaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drkhalsa View Post
    ...I don't mind spending the little extra locally for immediate satisfaction.
    Not to mention helping to give your neighbors jobs.
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    Right on!

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    The new Portra 400 on 120 is the same as the old NC/VC in the UK. However, the new stuff on 135 is way more expensive.

    What I find more bizarre is that 220 is more than twice the price of 120... Huh???
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