Right, so by this count, John Sexton is a high brow fool for stocking up on 4x5 TMY / TMX and Ilford paper to both prepare for possible product loss and certain price increases.....
Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour
You must be crazy. Crazy.
$10,000 worth of film!? A bit like another dude in Beverley Hills glossing and salivating over thousands of dollars of film stockpiled for D-Day. What is this about then? One thing that really sticks in my craw is people wandering around here with grandoise plans to stock up madly on film on the premise it might just ensure Fuji, Ilford, Kodak et al that there is a lively market for film, or to impress upon others an obviously higher financial plane. Apparently, they don't actually get out photographing much. By much I mean around 20 rolls a day, each day, 365 days a year, like Magnum. Nah. All just "stock the freezer, the end of film is nigh!". Quite apart from the fact that the reality of deep freeze embrittles over the longer term, time, stains and sticks and can in all probability be rendered useless in that state. Here's some advice: buy $200 worth of film now, and use it in the next month or two. Is film still there afterward? OK, go buy some more and repeat.