I was just in Portland's Pro Photo yesterday. Walking by and decided to check in. The cold walk in film room was gone and just a glass front fridge. The only sheet film was 4x5 Tmax 100 or some Fuji color. All the Ilford and Kodak stuff was there though in small quantities. I even saw some Rollei film there for 12 dollars a roll.
Originally Posted by Klainmeister
They had most the sizes and surfaces of Ilford paper.
In the used camera case lots of stuff. Lots of Nikon film cameras and several Leicas. Even a Rollei 3.5 Automat in very nice condition.
Most the store is dedicated to ink printers and digital cameras and accessories.
Sorry to hear that it's difficult to find the stuff you need, and, being in a big city like Toronto! It's alittle bit like that here in Chicago, but won't get to the point where I'd have to purchase online from say, New York for film & related supplies, but it has gotten scary at some points in time. The film fridge behind the counter at the local Calumet isn't anything like it used to be, but fuller now than I've seen in months. That's true everywhere.
There must be other film photog's in Toronto who have similer problems, and, if that void could be filled, a new camera store that specializes in film and related supplies.
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Originally Posted by DF
Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick
I've been shopping at Glazer's since I started with photography, in the late 90's. While it's gone from a big walk-in fridge that was like Candyland to what it is now, it's still great for it to be there.
The guys in the film shop still care, and care deeply, about film. It's good to chat with them. Most of them prefer using Ilford over Kodak. They didn't know about 8x10 special orders, or using x-ray film. But they do know about getting an RA-4 line started, the current color kits, and lots of other knowledge.
Yeah, that walk-in fridge was almost as big as my garage. And a whole lot neater. I always tended to linger there when I visited in August. I sometimes wondered if the staff hid their lunches in there.