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Cheap film . . .?


Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
21 Sep 2020 8:00PM
Does anyone perhaps know of an online supplier of cheap 35mm. film?

I put my last roll into my OM10 this afternoon and looking around for a replacement or two, it seems that prices have increased somewhat since I last bought any.
I only use he camera as a bit of fun so I don't want anything special in the way of film.
It just has to work!

Any ideas . . . ?
Cephus 15 2.6k England
21 Sep 2020 8:42PM
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
21 Sep 2020 10:45PM
Thanks Cephus, I looked at them this afternoon but they're no cheaper than Amazon or eBay.
The last time I bought film; I think I got it via eBay, I picked up two twenty four exposure rolls of Kodak; I don't remember which one, for about eight quid.
Today, everything's at least twice that price.
I was looking for a real steal!
altitude50 16 20.2k United Kingdom
22 Sep 2020 11:17AM
Oh for the good old days of Poundland Agfa Vista 24 exposure, I still have a few slightly outdated cassettes plus some Fujicolor C200 in a holiday pack I bought from Boots kept in the freezer.
I am quite surprised at how expensive some of the Eastern Europe stuff now is, especially b/w.
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
22 Sep 2020 11:57AM

Quote:Oh for the good old days of Poundland Agfa Vista 24 exposure

I bought their entire stock, about fifteen rolls , when I heard that it would be their last.
Looking online yesterday, everything was getting on for a tenner a roll.
All is not lost though. I've just collected my prints from my local photography shop and picked up a three pack of Kodak Ultramax, thirty six exposure, for sixteen quid.
Admittedly, it went out of date in June but hey!

pablophotographer 9 1.7k 387
22 Sep 2020 5:35PM
Try Analogue Wonderland
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
22 Sep 2020 6:07PM
Thanks Pablo.
Tried them.
pablophotographer 9 1.7k 387
13 Oct 2020 8:00PM
Hi.
Did you find any other retailer providing film stock at non absurdly high prices?
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
14 Oct 2020 10:34PM

Quote:Did you find any other retailer providing film stock at non absurdly high prices?

Kind of.

When I had my last film developed, the shop had a three pack of 36 exposure, Kodak Utramax 400 on the shelf.

It went out of date in August; they let me have it for 10.

That'll keep me going for quite a while but finding a renewable source is proving impossible.
pablophotographer 9 1.7k 387
15 Oct 2020 11:58PM
Hope you find the chances to finish those rolls..
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
16 Oct 2020 9:22AM
Hi Pablo, I'm sure I will.
I retired in July so despite all the silly restrictions that we're having forced upon us, I've actually been out and about nearly every day since.
I don't always take my OM10 with me but it gets a fair amount of use.
Sadly, the weather's gradually turning and the clocks go back in a week or so.

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