Quote Originally Posted by davedm View Post
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
Thanks Darshan, I do already get some chemicals from Eastern but I would prefer Ilford chemistry and of course, films - neither of which they have.

It's interesting, the freestyle chaps actually advised me against using FIMS for 'sensitive stuff like chemicals and films' - their words, not mine - awaiting order there. The shipping time bit is heartening!

Is Madanji still having chemistry? I thought he wasn't anymore, or so I got told.


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