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back alley 08-09-2012 18:41

where do you buy film?
 
especially in canada?!

just wondering for the moment...

FrankS 08-09-2012 18:47

Henry's Camera, Tri-X in bulk.

back alley 08-09-2012 18:55

no bulk for me...

arista premium form freestyle seems the best/cheapest deal...tri-x by another name?

FrankS 08-09-2012 19:01

Shipping is a cost.

back alley 08-09-2012 19:02

local flm cost is about 8 to 9 bucks a roll...freestyle is 2.89 a roll so with shipping it should still be way cheaper.

[email protected] 08-09-2012 19:06

never say never :) i started bulk roll this year, and it is easy
once i got over the psychological "hump". Currently shooting with
Polypan F at 50 iso (!) as my street shooting film, and Arista
Premium for my studio shoot. PPF is silly cheap, usd 39 for 500ft (!),
great for general shooting at iso 50 - 200, though i am still
experimenting with 50 iso. Arista Premium is inexpensive Tri-x,
my fear is that it will run out eventually so I have stocked up
on it as well. I get my films from: ebay, freestyle and
experimental film from FrugalPhotographer as well as Ultrafine.
I live in Singapore so shipping is always a concern.

venchka 08-09-2012 19:10

Most of my film has come members of forums like this. Good people who know film and store it cold. Good film and cheap. I like it.

Wayne

Chriscrawfordphoto 08-09-2012 19:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by back alley (Post 1941204)
local flm cost is about 8 to 9 bucks a roll...freestyle is 2.89 a roll so with shipping it should still be way cheaper.

Damn Joe, the little local camera shop in Fort Wayne only charges $5.50 for 36 exposures of Tri-X or Tmax 100 or 400. I buy most of my film from Freestyle though, because I use the Arista Premium 400.

Vincent.G 08-09-2012 19:23

I always thought film is way much more easily available (and more affordable) in the US, Canada and Japan than any part of the world.

Currently shooting with Kodak and Fuji film. Will try rebadged tri-x some day.

newsgrunt 08-09-2012 19:25

Used to be Freestyle but last few orders have been BH. Cdn prices are out of whack, except for 4x5 sheet film for some reason.

literiter 08-09-2012 19:37

I check prices and shipping from B&H or Freestyle. B&H seems to usually have the product and the price.

I would prefer to buy in Canada but the prices are always prohibitive for some reason.

kokoshawnuff 08-09-2012 19:41

Arista premium and all chemicals from Freestyle and Portra or slide from BH

paulfish4570 08-09-2012 20:05

freestyle, which, according to the catalogue i got yesterday, no longer has a minimum order of $25.

back alley 08-09-2012 20:43

i emailed the local pro lab to get some info on film development and scanning...what developers they use etc...oh, and prices.
depending on what developers they use i will choose my film.
i'm thinking 400 iso and shooting for grain so as to differentiate the look from my rd1 images...
i am concerned as they list all their services and film is not mentioned anywhere...could be a bad sign.

Tom A 08-09-2012 20:46

I buy Arista 400 Premium from Freestyle. Quick service and very pleasant to deal with. It is worth to do a stock buy - 50 or 100 rolls as you will be surprised how fast you go through it. Stick to one film for now - later you can play around with alternatives.
I agree with you about Kodak Canada's pricing - saving $4-5/roll it wont take that many rolls until the M4P is paid for!

segedi 08-09-2012 21:24

Mostly B&H as they now have the Purolator shipping option so no shocking brokerage fees like UPS. Occasionally Freestyle. And have also used Macodirect.de for something the others might not have. The only film I've bought in Canada has come from the classifieds, mostly expired stuff.

torn 08-09-2012 21:32

B+H Purolator shipping
Got screwed by freestyle with customs, duty, tax.

steveniphoto 08-09-2012 22:42

if i buy online i usually get color neg from bh and b/w from freestyle. ive been getting lazy lately so ive been buying tri-x from calumet since i live so close to it.

helenhill 08-10-2012 03:20

I too bounce between B&H. ... Tmax400 & TriX
And Freestyle for Arista Premium

Vickko 08-10-2012 03:27

Vistek online,
Henry's online.
Also ebay - there are a few sellers of bulk rolls (ie boxes of Fuji)
There were a couple online sellers in Montreal where I could save a few pennies over Vistek but I haven't checked on them in a while.
Galaxy Camera locally has a lot of film variety too.

I'm in Ottawa.

gavinlg 08-10-2012 03:33

Hong kong - ebay. Cheapest by far for australia.

gilpen123 08-10-2012 03:57

I use majority Neopan 400 and a few Tri-x, HP5 and TMax from time to time. All are available locally with Neopan the cheapest at about $3.50/roll

Aristophanes 08-10-2012 03:59

B&H is my choice now always.

menthel 08-10-2012 04:07

Here in sunny old London I get mine from Silverprint in Waterloo. As I actually go to the store the prices are fine. The service is good and the staff are knowledgable. In fact I am happy to support in my own little way to keep it there.

rpsawin 08-10-2012 08:02

I buy most of my film from the local pro shop as I feel it's important to support those who support us here at home. I do use FreeStyle for films my local shop does not carry. I find it important to me to be able to go to Glazer's and buy film and be able to find a decent selection of analog ( and yes, digital ) gear.

Best regards,

Bob

healyzh 08-10-2012 08:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by menthel (Post 1941403)
Here in sunny old London I get mine from Silverprint in Waterloo. As I actually go to the store the prices are fine. The service is good and the staff are knowledgable. In fact I am happy to support in my own little way to keep it there.

I prefer to support local stores as well. If you don't support local stores, you won't have local stores or jobs. I normally buy from Pro Photo, or Blue Moon in Portland, Oregon. However, I will on occasion buy from Adorama, and I have been considering Freestyle and B&H for the stuff I can't get from the other stores.

zuiko85 08-10-2012 08:21

For 35mm it's Freestyle but in 120 B&H has the edge.

Calzone 08-10-2012 08:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by zuiko85 (Post 1941562)
For 35mm it's Freestyle but in 120 B&H has the edge.

+1

I buy hundreds of Arista Premium at a time, and I stockpiled lot of Arista Pro when it was available (Arcos). Now Arcos is not available rebranded at Freestyle and the prices are higher than both B&H and Adorama. Also have found/discovered that pricing at Adorama can be better than B&H.

I find that B&H and Adorama have better prices than Freestyle on 120 and in particular 120 Arcos. A while back I got lots of Arcos at Adorama for $2.69 a roll even though it was priced higher online. Loaded up the truck as they say on Wall Street, meaning I was greedy.

Cal

kraj8995 08-18-2012 04:13

I buy film on internet.

KM-25 08-18-2012 05:57

I get mine from Freestyle and B&H, makes my CPA happy when running the numbers to have it all from just two sources. I buy Arista Tri-X for 35mm work. Freestyle is running some special bulk discounts on the film right now and got rid of the minimum order thing.

bwcolor 08-18-2012 06:40

I don't buy film anymore in that I have a dedicated cheapy Costco freezer full of "lower ISO" film, but that stock came from Freestyle and B&H. Have both roll and bulk.

Godfrey 08-18-2012 06:42

Local shop up the street from me in Palo Alto, Ca still has a decent selection. Otherwise, I buy from B&H.

No bulk anymore. I buy individual rolls in ten packs. Mostly XP2 Super since I can have it processed at the drugstore on the corner in 20 minutes for $4.

jerrybro 08-18-2012 06:43

B&H and Adorama usually.

sebastel 08-18-2012 06:50

in a shop.
they have enough film to sell some. decent prices, too.

Vics 08-18-2012 08:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by torn (Post 1941274)
B+H Purolator shipping
Got screwed by freestyle with customs, duty, tax.

How was it Freestyle's fault that you had to pay custom duties?

Herjulfr 08-18-2012 09:27

I'm also in Canada : i usually buy from B&H, unless my local store has a promotion on some Ilford film. I would prefer to always buy from them, but 18$ for a roll of Velvia is unacceptable.

barnwulf 08-18-2012 09:45

My local camera shop has great prices on cameras and lenses, but there film is pretty high priced. I buy mostly from Adorama and Freestyle. Freestyle is great to do business with, but sometimes Adorama has considerably lower prices. - Jim

loquax ludens 08-18-2012 10:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by torn (Post 1941274)
B+H Purolator shipping
Got screwed by freestyle with customs, duty, tax.

Freestyle didn't screw you. They are not responsible for the customs, duty, or tax on film shipped to Canada.

taskoni 08-18-2012 10:50

Delta Pro 400 or Delta Pro 100 for 8,23 USD from the local dealer so I am sure it's fresh. I can afford it so far so I don't complain. I have 800 rolls in the fridge stored. I buy Tri-X at 4.29 USD as lower price locally (still pretty expensive according to your prices guys) but i have stored about the same amount from it too so I guess I'm ok for a while. The Tmax 3200 is the real expensive stuff here so I am getting it from macodirect.de

Regards,

Boris

corposant 08-18-2012 11:04

For some of us, Freestyle is our local store. :)


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