Talking about Loacation and prices I am alway shocked at how expensive Ilford Photopaper is here in Germany. The price is about 50-60% higher than in England. Only Ilford paper. The others are the same. When I need Ilford I let it get sent to me. But surely there something rotten here that someone somewhere is adding too much for his own profit.
Point the finger at the Euro...
“The photographer must determine how he wants the finished print to look before he exposes the negative.
Before releasing the shutter, he must seek 'the flame of recognition,' a sense that the picture would reveal
the greater mystery of things...more clearly than the eyes see." ~Edward Weston, 1922.
What makes you sure that the Chinese made crap is more reliable than the real deal?
I don't mind paying for the major brand name in batteries when the reputation is rock solid and proven. I spend $80 on lithium AA batteries for my EOS1N; I wouldn't dare put Chinee/grey market stuff in. Never take shortcuts with things like batteries when you could be left "dead in the water" at a critical time.
Most of the major brand leading batteries are actually made in China, if you read the small print on the packaging.
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