Quote Originally Posted by analoguey View Post

Problem so far has been in getting either reliable or quick supplies. I would prefer either ilford or kodak chemistry I suppose but ilford is not very widely available for shipment to India (or costs too much) and D-76(on ebay) is where the dates vary wildly - I could very well be trying to use stuff older than my camera. :|

What would the recommendation be?


(Updated/rephrased for more emphasis on the supply bit - not doubting manufacturing of any of the biggies!)
Hi,

I too am from India and I get most of my supply from outside so here are my 2 cents.

There are three places from where you can purchase your chemicals

1. Freestyle (http://freestylephoto.biz) - USA : Ships all powders and most liquids to India. Only items marked ORM-D will not be shipped. Economy shipping method - FIMS (Fedex International Mail Service) is available. Always use insurance with FIMS. Shipping time is about 1 week.

2. Maco Photo (http://macodirect.de) - Germany : Ships everything to India. Shipping via DHL - Deutsche post : at par - only slightly expensive than FIMS. Shipping time is about 2-4 weeks.

2. Fotoimpex (http://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen) - Germany : Ships everything to India. Shipping via DHL - Deutsche post : at par - only slightly expensive than FIMS. Shipping time is about 2-4 weeks.


Since all these shops stock most chemicals, you can have your choice of developer/fixer.

Some of the chemicals are also available in India, however the supply is erratic at best.

For D-76 and fixer (ammonium hypo/sodium hypo) you can contact Madanji in Delhi
for Adox Adonal and Foma chemicals/films, you can contact Eastern photographic in Delhi.

If you have any specific queries, shoot.

Cheers!!
Darshan