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    Where Could I purchase 4x5 (Portra 160 vc) films in L.A.?

    Hello,
    During the first days of January I will be in Los Angeles.
    I am from Italy and here 4x5 films are expensive and difficult to find.
    So I would like to purchase some boxes of 4x5 Kodak Portra 160 vc (or nc) while I am L.A.. Any good addresses? I will even spend some days in San Diego.

    Last Summer I was in Chicago and some of you suggested me to visit Central Camera and I did it and it was so great!

    So thank you for Chicago and Los Angeles,

    Ciao
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    Probably Freestyle who are advertisers here.

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    Freestyle, Samys & perhaps Calumet.
    They're all in roughly the same zone if you have a car. Freestyle would be my first port of call.

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    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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    Definitely Freestyle (on Sunset near the 101 freeway), Samy's on Fairfax (also in Culver City nearer to the airport), and Calumet on Highland in Hollywood.

    In San Diego try Nelson's Photo (in the Little Italy area) and/or George's on 31st and University Avenue.

    I would bet that the LA stores would have it, but you may have to call in advance for the San Diego stores.
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    Where will you be staying and/or visiting?
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    In LA I will stay near the Farmers' Market. Fairfax and 3rd.
    So I think that Samy's is around this area.

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    From memory Samys is right across the road from that market. It's a great shop, film & such on the ground floor & cameras, lighting etc on the upper floors. Staff were quite friendly & helpful. The car park can be complicated, they cram a lot of cars in & have attendants to get everyone sorted out.

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    Samy's is about 2-3 blocks south on Fairfax from Farmer's Market. About 1/2 block further down on the same side of the street is the darkroom stuff (they separated the darkroom stuff from the rest of their stuff).
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    Try calling/writing Sammy's. I'm sure they can make sure they have some in stock at the time of your visit of you place an order ahead of time.

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