Old 02-24-2016   #41
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those are CRAZY prices to pay!

local i buy hp5 for $6.95/24. online, like Bill has linked too already and even cheaper to my door.
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I dont think it is the case anymore.
Remember when you can go to dm or rossman and buy a pack of 3 or 4 rolls for 75 cents.
That was the clearance sale period, when demand crashed and their film shelves were cut from a peak of maybe 100 each of thirty film types to the current ten each of five. Before that, when film still reigned, it was not that cheap...

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Nowaday only kodak gold, ultramax, vista, apx and precisa. Nothing more. And everything go to CEWE. Film sales is dropping, for sure.
Sure. But other than in the US, where drug stores often went from a massive film support infrastructure (with in-house lab and all) to none, they gradually downsized to a scale which might last forever. CEWE supplies them with photo books, posters and anything else the print kiosks can't offer, so film does not even require a separate system of courier transport - dm recently even increased their CEWE presence to proper counters in some shops.
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I dont think it is the case anymore.
You should not think. If you would have visited the dm and Rossmann drugstores in the last years you would know.

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Remember when you can go to dm or rossman and buy a pack of 3 or 4 rolls for 75 cents.
Nonsense. That has never been the normal case. That have never been the normal, regular prices! In some shops there have been clearance sales for the house brand films with of course then lowered prices. That's it, nothing more.

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Nowaday only kodak gold, ultramax, vista, apx and precisa. Nothing more.
That is the supply of different film emulsions for many years. The Fuji emulsions which were sold in the last years as Rossmann or dm house brand are the same as in the curent AgfaPhoto Vista films. So if you have liked the house brand films, just continue with the Vista line, and be happy.
A Twin-Pack of CT Precisa reversal film is only 10,95€ at dm.
A Three-Pack of Gold 200 is only 7,95€ at Rossmann.
If you consider inflation, these films are much cheaper today compared to the "film era" 20 years ago.
I know for sure, because I've grown up in the film times. I am taking photographs for about 40 years now.

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And everything go to CEWE.
Again total nonsense! Besides CEWE also Fuji Eurocolor, allcop, Orwonet and dplab as mass volume labs are very active in this business with drugstore and photo shops. Depending on the region and the drugstore company, the films go to these labs for developing and printing.

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I noticed the same on my last vacation in Scotland, last summer: Ilford film cost in shops was about double in UK, where it's made, than over here in Italy.
XP2 at Jessops in Inverness was priced a whopping 10 Pounds Vs. 6-7€ over here.
And, as far as I know, VAT is not higher.
Really crazy!
Yes, I agree but I wouldn't buy a specialised film like HP5+ in a High St. shop. You can shop around in your own country but it's difficult as a tourist. Luckily RFF can help...

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It is true that film prices are getting higher, but it is still relatively cheap.
I buy bulk rolls.
Fomapan 400 and the Kentmere films are now both at £43 a roll.
That is about £2.40 a roll.
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Roll film users should take a look at large format sheet film prices and count their blessings.

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My concern isn't the cost of film, but rather the cost and turnaround of processing.
I have hundreds of rolls of various slide films, all given to me by my now-digital photobuds. Nearly all the stocks were fridge or freezer stored, and I keep them all frozen.
But it is the availability of processing that is for me, the real problem.
Only one lab in Toronto doing E-6 locally at about $25.00 per roll and a 1-6(!!) week turn around (because the person only runs the business part-time), and one other camera store that has it done in Montreal at about $28.00 per roll with a 1-3 week turn around.
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My concern isn't the cost of film, but rather the cost and turnaround of processing.
I have hundreds of rolls of various slide films, all given to me by my now-digital photobuds. Nearly all the stocks were fridge or freezer stored, and I keep them all frozen.
But it is the availability of processing that is for me, the real problem.
Only one lab in Toronto doing E-6 locally at about $25.00 per roll and a 1-6(!!) week turn around (because the person only runs the business part-time), and one other camera store that has it done in Montreal at about $28.00 per roll with a 1-3 week turn around.
Still, these are the crosses we bear in order to shoot what we prefer.
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I've thought about this situation - for a while I worried my brilliant, local (and cheap) pro-lab might not survive, and then I thought I'd simply start home-processing even color. How hard can it be?

Incidentally the pro-lab is REALLY busy these days. Was out the back fondling the brand new Imacon scanner a few days ago... The only problem is I always have to queue to pick-up my negs nowadays. So we can always find a cloud to the silver-lining.
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Yes, same for me. I live in Sweden, and buy my film at macodirect.de. Get about half the price compared incl. shipping to Sweden. Why?
Two thing I guess, supply and demand, and taxes.

EU has a VAT tax that is buried in the price of goods so you don`t know exactly how much you are paying or who in the supply chain is paying, actually all.


This is what happens with a socialist government where too many things are "free." Someone actually does pay so you can get the freebe.

Politicians love the buried tax. A few of ours are trying to start one.

Two things to cut costs. Learn to see the picture so you do not snap away half a roll trying to get what you want and learn to expose so you need not bracket wasting film.

Large format is a great learning tool.
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I think film photography is an amazingly cheap hobby.
How so? Vs. say... basketball?
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I don't need to replace the film camera like digital with planned obsolescence, new technonlogy whatever marketing used to entice buying a new camera.
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My concern isn't the cost of film, but rather the cost and turnaround of processing.
I have hundreds of rolls of various slide films, all given to me by my now-digital photobuds. Nearly all the stocks were fridge or freezer stored, and I keep them all frozen.
But it is the availability of processing that is for me, the real problem.
Only one lab in Toronto doing E-6 locally at about $25.00 per roll and a 1-6(!!) week turn around (because the person only runs the business part-time), and one other camera store that has it done in Montreal at about $28.00 per roll with a 1-3 week turn around.
Still, these are the crosses we bear in order to shoot what we prefer.
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www.argentix.ca from Quebec sells E-6 developing kits. It is same procedure as C-41, easy DIY.
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I don't need to replace the film camera like digital with planned obsolescence, new technonlogy whatever marketing used to entice buying a new camera.
No you don't... but if you use your digital camera a lot, you save on film costs. There's always a way to justify this stuff.
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www.argentix.ca from Quebec sells E-6 developing kits. It is same procedure as C-41, easy DIY.
That, or Robert may have a look at our detailed thread about E6 labs.
There are some options for Canadians mentioned as well:

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That isn't quite true, because in Germany the drugstore chains dm and Rossmann offer film and development (C41, E6, BW).
They are even in smaller towns. And they offer CN film, slide film (CT Precisa) and BW film (APX New).

The availebility and prices of film are excellent compared to other countries. Because Germany has a relative high film per person consumption.

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In our local dm store, I can get two or three different types of colour negative film if at all, no b&w, no 120, no slide film.

Perhaps in SOME dm stores the availabilty is better but that's not the rule.
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No you don't... but if you use your digital camera a lot, you save on film costs. There's always a way to justify this stuff.

And, if you work full time and have a family and another interest, then the timesaving makes photography possible, rather than the impossible dream of actually getting from a roll of HP5 to one good print.

I fear that I will soon only shoot film in large format - which is selective by its nature

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jsrocket,

Sure you can take the machine gun approach with photography using digital capture. That's not how I ran my business.

To illustrate, one of the associate photographers who worked with me, a year older than me, used film most of her career. She used digital capture.

She did a wonderful job, capturing photographs using available light. She could pose the bride and take one, maybe two photographs, then, move on to something else. She had posing, lighting and composition down for making classical style photographs. Same basic rules were applied to making pj (candid) style photographs.

She made 250 to 300 photographs for an entire wedding. Clients loved what she did as the photographers didn't monopolize a wedding.

That comes from a basketful of ingredients one of which was growing up with film, making each exposure count.
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120 color negative films have essentially doubled in the past two years. I'd been avoiding digital MF backs as prohibitively expensive for my clients (and personal projects on it are getting unreasonable) - but that might change soon, if this pattern continues.
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Sure you can take the machine gun approach with photography using digital capture. That's not how I ran my business.
Bill, machine gun approach and digital aren't synonymous for me... I have a BFA in photography and went to school in the 90s. We didn't use digital. I'm familiar with film and knew a few machine gunners back then too. Especially skateboarding photography... it was all sequence based.

Use your friend as an example... 250-300 exposures x how many weddings during the lifetime of a digital camera? That adds up to a savings in film in my opinion.
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I'm with you on this....

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I think film photography is an amazingly cheap hobby.
The amount of money I see spent on digital is frightening. I build and consult on computers, and I have an active client base, many of which are shooting digital equipment.

The biggest myth, in the "digital is free camp after you buy the camera" is where the fault lies.

I won't go into it, but almost every digital shooter I see, is spending far more money than I am on film photography, and daylight processing. I shoot digital as well, and was exclusively digital from 2003 until 2010.

Expense drove me back to film, where sanity in shooting prevails for me.
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Film prices....
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120 color negative films have essentially doubled in the past two years. I'd been avoiding digital MF backs as prohibitively expensive for my clients (and personal projects on it are getting unreasonable) - but that might change soon, if this pattern continues.
Film prices in the US.... Like gasoline, was always too inexpensive compared to the rest of the civilized countries in the world.

And just like gas, the playing field, pricewise for film has been leveled. Also so commodity and inventory prices prevail.

Until digital wears out, or down, as it will when the bombs drop and the EMP* pulses do away with computers, film will "seem" to be expensive. (*can you say Iran and North Korea, not to mention WWIII courtesy of Russia, Syria and ISIS)

Films comeback will moderate film prices, even if we are forced to set up "dark tents" and crack eggs over glass plates, as Carleton Wilkins used to do in the late 1800's along the Columbia river and gorge.
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RK Photographic has a great range of films at a very reasonable price. I get my HP5+ from them.

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Exactly my thought when I read the thread!
Is someone still using Speed Graphic as reportage camera? Bang-Bang-Bang!!!

I left LF because I almost stopped taking pictures. I wasn't limiting myself, but I didn't finished two packs of film within two years.
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Depends on your Definition of reportage but Steve Burnett used it to cover the Olympics and other Events. Here`s a link to his Speed Graphic Work http://www.davidburnett.com/gallery....ig%20Camera#/0
You can also work pretty fast with a Graflex and a Grafmatic back.

I also agree with Kuzano archiving digital files is much more expensive in the long run than archiving film. With film shooting you have higher upfront costs with digital the costs come later and Boy does it get expensive.
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Yes, I agree but I wouldn't buy a specialised film like HP5+ in a High St. shop. You can shop around in your own country but it's difficult as a tourist. Luckily RFF can help...

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I ended up getting the XP2 at an anonimous shop in an anonimous street of Edimburgh for... 9 Pounds
Unfortunaltely, I was not in RFF at that time, otherwise I could for sure ask for some useful advice.
Next time I just left my country with more film, bought at reasonable price
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A used D7000 is like $300 and will last a while longer -
35mm Portra is $.20 a shot for the film itself and another $.22 a shot for development ($8/roll at LTI Lightside) - still gotta scan
700 shots and you just paid for your body -
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For color I capture 100% digital.

Black and white I still use film. I process it myself and print with my analog darkroom. Still like the look to a darkroom made black and white print. When I used to take a black and white digital file to get a print, color paper was used. To me, maybe it's just me, the black and white print looks better from my darkroom made with black and white paper. I don't make digital prints but send them out.
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Depends on your Definition of reportage but Steve Burnett used it to cover the Olympics and other Events. Here`s a link to his Speed Graphic Work http://www.davidburnett.com/gallery....ig%20Camera#/0
You can also work pretty fast with a Graflex and a Grafmatic back.

I also agree with Kuzano archiving digital files is much more expensive in the long run than archiving film. With film shooting you have higher upfront costs with digital the costs come later and Boy does it get expensive.
I remember reading the article about covering of Olympics in Berlin. In Leica magazine. It was interesting read in terms how Leica was more versatile comparing to larger formats. Deeper DOF was mentioned as one practical advantage and creativity tool.

We have about 7K family pictures as JPEG1 files. Good for large screens and A4 prints. I have most of them of memory cards. One memory card which costs $20 could hold all 7K images. If I have to restore those images from memory card at another computer, picasa free software will recognize and tag faces in couple of days.

I started to use BW film in 2012. Now I have two or three binders with sleeves and several boxes with negatives. I have many archived rolls with attached description. But it is not so easy to find and re-print exact portrait for me.

Computer does it for me, but with film I have to do it
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I personally like using film but...

Film can be expensive if all you are doing is going out and buying a few rolls every now and again.

It gets less expensive if you watch for sales and then buy in bulk.

Likewise, developing can also be costly if you are asking a pro lab to develop all your film.

But, with a very small, up-front, investment you can start developing your own. Cuts the cost quite a bit.

Digital is also a great option if you don't want to pay for film and developing...

But digital can also be expensive if you get yourself caught up in the unending upgrade track.

New cameras, new lenses, new software, new computers, new memory storage...

Of course, that is only necessary if you believe the manufacturer's hype. I often use my old, original, Canon 5D that now is coming up on 175,000 shutter actuations.

Technically it has been obsolete for years but practically it is still a terrific camera.
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I guess it is true that no matter which you choose, film or digital, it can be as cheap, or as expensive, as you want it to be.
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In our local dm store, I can get two or three different types of colour negative film if at all, no b&w, no 120, no slide film.
120?? You're kidding. 120 has never been sold in the drugstore chain shops in the last 30 years. Drugstores are targeting at consumers and snapshooters. 120 has always been considered as professional film. Just these last years in which 120 format has become much much more affordable for consumers because of increasing incomes and extremely low prices for the camera gear more 'normal' hobby photographers are using 120, too.
But nevertheless 120 is still a niche compared to the 135 sales volume.

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Perhaps in SOME dm stores the availabilty is better but that's not the rule.
I've visited more than a dozen dm and Rossmann stores in the last months. Almost all offered their full film line.
dm: AgfaPhoto CT Precisa twin-pack, Gold 200 3-pack, AgfaPhoto Vista 200 and 400, AgfaPhoto APX 100 New, normal house brand single use camera, underwater house brand single use camera.
Rossmann: AgfaPhoto CT Precisa single roll, Gold 200 3-pack, Gold 200 twin-pack, Ultramax 400, APX 400 New, house brand single use camera, house brand underwater single use camera, Kodak Fun Saver underwater single use camera.

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I remember flipping out when 100' of Tri-X went from around $10 to $12. Have prices ever gone down? Ever?

Film is just the cost of doing business.
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I never thought of this thread becoming film vs digital discussion

Well film is almost dead for slides. I have enjoyed slides and projecting them more than anything but it is almost entirely dead. It is harder to find films and processing labs in this part of the world. Even if you develop slides and find films, it is definitely became the most expensive branch of film photography compared to B/W and color.

I personally continue to do film photography for B/W only as I develop them by myself. I clearly see the increase in the prices compared to the past due to the decreasing number of users in this era. I dont shoot much to buy bulk film so I need to keep buying rolls...
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It used to be cheaper with more possibilities...I am afraid of the future of the film photography...
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I am afraid of the future of the film photography...
I'm only afraid of "the future of film photography" when I'm indoors reading all the doom on these forums. When I actually do something like go get film developed at my local lab, I have to stand in line behind all the kids.
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Old 02-29-2016   #78
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Meh. It's my favorite thing to do to pass the time so it's not so bad. I think I spent about $500 total for 80 rolls of Portra 400 and another $400 to get 60 rolls processed for my Myanamar trip. Totally worth it.
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Old 02-29-2016   #79
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Im bulk rolling expired GAF Super Hypan, with cassettes, im at about 1$ usd per 36 exposure roll. I purchased a large lot, and got a great price on 1200ft.

Patience and a deep wallet ready to open at a moments notice, is all I can recommend.

I watched a lot 40x rolls of expired Tri-x go for about 300$ recently... thats over 6$ a roll...

The rising prices have been good to me, as ive been selling off some of my unused films at a profit, which has allowed me a few new things for the darkroom! (Recently a Noritsu dark box to make loading a little easier)
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Old 02-29-2016   #80
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I suppose that in Europe it's hard to beat www.macrodirect.de price wise but it's still good to compare prices with the local competition. In Bucharest, Romania, for example, www.f64.ro -a large photo retailer, sells film and other gear often at lower prices than offered by online sellers within other EU countries and the USA.
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