..Im getting the quake in Japan - but there are other big manufactures in China. Given there are other uses other than 'photo' [maybe bigger], I cant see a 250% jump as justified. If we though we have seen sticker-shock, just wait till this hits the pike. ..just me: I use 100lbs a year. dw

Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
There has been either a big jump in price or a decrease in availability of many photographic chemicals in the last year. HQ is just one of them. Much of the US supply came from Texas Eastman which is probably scaling way back.