Refreshing news for silver enthusiast
I know there's been a lot of death of film threads recently and thought it was apt that today, while searching out the last few boxes of Velvia and Acros at my local camera shop, I pleasantly noticed a major influx in chemistry and papers--I inquired the owner about the sudden inventory and he said that he's noticed an upswing in his darkroom sales. Way more than he was expecting. This place, about 6 months ago, was fairly abysmal for film supplies and darkroom equipment, but now: sheesh!
I'm pretty excited about it, especially since the other store in town told me they didn't care to carry 120 anymore, and especially the two I love. Lost my business. But this fellow was ecstatic over it and was looking forward to seeing more darkroom addicts coming out of the woodworks. Hey, they even sold the Hasselblad Xpan I was eying for a few months!
So hey, even if we lose Rochester and some other places don't have the means or local support to continue, at least we know here in SFe there is a new generation of shooters keeping this guy busy.