The 5L is just not worth it because I would pour out 80% of it. Per year I probably shoot 5-7 rolls. I only use slide film when I go on a trip.
60 rolls would take me over 6yrs to consume. With b/w film I am struggling to shoot 6 rolls per 6 months so I don't waste my 1L of ID11 Have shot 2 rolls from Japan developed those, I have 4 rolls in the freezer but haven't shot it yet. I don't photograph day to day stuff, I'm more into scenic. But then again most of the people here prefer color anyway when we have a get together.
The 1L kit with the 40 Euro post is about the same as 10 rolls of film sent to the USA and back incl the development cost. VAT adjusted, I may save $10US.
But again chems expiry. So this is going to have to be a regular thing, every 12 or 18 months thing when I collect my film up so every time I would have to get other stuff to justify more of the post cost..... I usually shoot Velvia 50 just their 135 format, it goes for equiv of $15US that's more than the pricetag $12US going in the USA.
Edit - we don't have import tax unless we purchase $300US and up or abouts. If we did would make it even less attractive the 15% wacked on top which includes the freight cost ie - 15% x (merchandise + delivery cost). No duties however for photographic equipment.
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