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Old 10-24-2011   #1
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Kodak out of stock from Sam's Mexico??

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Yesterday afternoon waiting for development ( just 38 usd cents for each)some rolls I saw the Pro Image pack kodadk (100 iso/5rolls/36exp) at reduced price¡¡¡ from usd10.00 to usd 6.92.....I wonder is this means no more film at Sams?? employees cant tell me nothing about this.....
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Old 10-24-2011   #2
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I didn't even know Sam's Club at Mexico still sold film! It's long been gone from CostCo and WalMart. I guess I should go check it out around here. Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2011   #3
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This is exactly what happened Costco. Prices dropped to less than $1/roll, and then it was gone. I bought 100 or so rolls and sadly I'm almost out :/
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Old 10-24-2011   #4
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My Sam's Club stopped selling film a few years ago. My local WalMart only sells Fuji Superia film. Not even a C-41 B&W. I have plenty of color film stocked up fortunately.
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Is that the Sam's in Puerto Vallarta? I'll be there on Jan. M (sorry about the capital: dumb iPad) aybe I can pick up the scraps.
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Is that the Sam's in Puerto Vallarta? I'll be there on Jan. M (sorry about the capital: dumb iPad) aybe I can pick up the scraps.

Oh. Im talking about Sams located at Mexico DF, but I wonder the same is for all the country...Hope the film last until Jan..
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A bit off topic, but while we are talking about Mexico (City), does anyone know how to get Kodak Portra around here? I've tried a number of shops in Mexico City, everybody tells me it has been discontinued, I explain that no, it has not and give them the Kodak product number for the new Portras, yet, they still can't order it for me ...
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A bit off topic, but while we are talking about Mexico (City), does anyone know how to get Kodak Portra around here? I've tried a number of shops in Mexico City, everybody tells me it has been discontinued, I explain that no, it has not and give them the Kodak product number for the new Portras, yet, they still can't order it for me ...

Hi ndnik...
http://www.kodakexpress.com/mexico/distrito-federal/5
take a look here...a lot of kodak dealers...hope you find what You are looking for...You can try with camara # 1, LMI, just google...
good luck¡¡¡
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Thanks, bobkatz. I've tried camara # 1 (the one downtown) and had no luck. I'll call LMI next.
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Thanks, bobkatz. I've tried camara # 1 (the one downtown) and had no luck. I'll call LMI next.

Soy un aficionado a las RFF, de hecho cada fin de semana salgo por la ciudad a recorrer museos y caminar por el centro, donde puedes encontrar algunos buenos precios. si algun dia dispones de tiempo podemos hacer recorridos y tomar fotos...
Un saludo cordial...
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Que buena idea. Me mandas un correo quando tienes tiempo?

Anyone else in Mexico City interested in a meet-up?
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Que buena idea. Me mandas un correo quando tienes tiempo?

Anyone else in Mexico City interested in a meet-up?
Hola..
TE he enviado mensaje privado....
Gracias..
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A bit off topic, but while we are talking about Mexico (City), does anyone know how to get Kodak Portra around here? I've tried a number of shops in Mexico City, everybody tells me it has been discontinued, I explain that no, it has not and give them the Kodak product number for the new Portras, yet, they still can't order it for me ...
Distribuidora Fotográfica Vyorsa (República de Brasil street, halfway to Plaza Santo Domingo) has Portra 160 NC and VC only in 120 format. I've talked to Kodak Mexico, they don't sell the 'new' Portra and they don't sell 35mm either
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Distribuidora Fotográfica Vyorsa (República de Brasil street, halfway to Plaza Santo Domingo) has Portra 160 NC and VC only in 120 format. I've talked to Kodak Mexico, they don't sell the 'new' Portra and they don't sell 35mm either
Ouch¡¡¡¡ sad hear that...for sure Im gonna pickup some more film from Sams...
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Oh, don't get me wrong, at Vyorsa the have plenty of other 135 format color and b&w film, just not 135 format Portra.

As to Kodak's distribution I see Tmax, ProImage, Ultra and Gold are easily available... but for some reason, Kodak won't distribute 135 Portra in Mexico.... now that I think of it I haven't seen Ektar around here either...
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Yeah, I feared that would be the answer. I have seen the Fuji pro color films at a number of places, they seem to be easily availble in 135 and 120. Pro 400-H will have to do then, although I really much prefer portra.

Does anyone know of a decent place to get 6x6 negatives scanned for a reasonable price? I have offers for ~100 pesos (US$ 8) per negative for pretty mediocre flatbed scans. I'd be willing to pay that for drum scans ...

Thanks again, and nice to see there are some more people from Mexico on this forum. -N.
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Wow, it's good to know that they are RF users in DF. Would love to meet up though I'm just a few months into RF photography.
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Wow, it's good to know that they are RF users in DF. Would love to meet up though I'm just a few months into RF photography.
Hola¡¡¡¡ que bien ojala nos reunamos....estoy en contacto con ndnik y stratcat....aficionados tambien....
Hello hamchan...glad hear that you are a RF lover...please keep in touch....lets do a meet up soon¡¡¡
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Sí, me gustaría reunirme con ustedes en alguien dia...
Yes, let's keep in touch I think it would be fun to be able to go out as a group to take photos.
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People still buy film somewhere other than Freestyle or occasionally B&H/Adorama? Wow, the things you learn...
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The problem with ordering from Freestyle is that shipping to Mexico City is 50 bucks and then one still may have to deal with Mexican customs, which is, let's say, not very predictable.

Last time I ordered film I made the (grave) mistake to include one C-41 powder kit because I wanted to try to develop color negative film at home. I could not find the small kits for sale anywhere locally. Customs went nuts over the chemicals. Nobody at Customs knows what film chemicals are anymore, it seems. Took me weeks to get them to let the shipment through.

So I do order at freestyle, but I keep looking for local distributors.

Now that we've found a few more people in Mexico (City), we may try to organize group orders, which would bring the shipping costs down to reasonable levels.

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Can't get 220 Portra 400 in the US right now. Sigh.
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