It's bottom-feeding. It's yard sale film. Steady price hikes for film encourage it but pro demand for film materials tanked at 5-7 years ago with few still shooting film now as their main capture medium--the main reason film sales went over the falls. That leaves amateurs, hobbyists, survivalists, contrarians, hard-cores--pretty much the APUG profile, no?
I've bought short and stale dated film at local semi-annual swaps meets. Who can resist a buck a roll? It's f-around film. There's still quite a bit in my film fridge/freezer. Available supplies are thinning and getting crazy old. Those pros mentioned upstream sold their film stashes years ago.
If I want consistency and the occasional check, I buy and shoot new stuff.
Last edited by CGW; 11-01-2011 at 02:48 PM. Click to view previous post history.