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Last Edited by mike93704 September 18, 2020 at 12:08 AM
This link provides a general comparison of several different B&W films if you are considering alternatives:
https://petapixel.com/2017/08/26/ultimate-guide-every-bw-iso-400-35mm-film-market/
[petapixel.com]

Freestyle Photo in Los Angeles is a popular store providing cheaper alternative films and other photographic supplies (though they charge for shipping):
Freestyle Photo [freestylephoto.biz]

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Sweet! Back in the 80's, I used to develop this stuff by hand, in the darkroom, using chemicals. I didn't know there was still a market for this!
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Sweet! Back in the 80's, I used to develop this stuff by hand, in the darkroom, using chemicals. I didn't know there was still a market for this!
Now I develop it on my dinner table using this thing called a "lab box" (essentially a dark room in a shoebox) and a DF96 monobath. Haha
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So that's what KODK is back to
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I'm confused. How is this a deal? This is the standard price for 24 exposure rolls of TRI-X at Adorama, and sadly, since Kodak hiked their prices way up at the beginning of this year, it's now terribly overpriced. There's no way it should cost this much. It's a shame. I like Kodak film stocks, but I can't and won't support their price gouging.
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I'm confused. How is this a deal? This is the standard price for 24 exposure rolls of TRI-X at Adorama, and sadly, since Kodak hiked their prices way up at the beginning of this year, it's now terribly overpriced. There's no way it should cost this much. It's a shame. I like Kodak film stocks, but I can't and won't support their price gouging.
Gotta find the creation of their cryptocurrency somehow. Or was it malaria medication now? Whatever scam they're running to stay afloat these days.
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Been over priced for awhile now, not a deal being 24exp. I recommend going with ilford HP5+ which is very similar. For some purists nothing can replace tri-x grain and some intro photo classes required it by professors. Hp5+ is very good, and decently priced, as well as fp4 which I think is as good and to me slightly more preferable to the discontinued plus-x when compared side to side. I believe kentmere 400 also comes out of the ilford factory and is also somewhat comparable though isn't much cheaper than hp5+ to make it worthwhile. If going even cheaper artisa EDU is rerolled fomapan film and is ok. For a long time the best go to cheap film was arista premium which was rerolled tri-x before Kodak cut them off. Cheaper still is ultrafine online 400 film. They change their film stock sources so it's hard to pin down what company it's from and there is batch variation because of this. And the cheapest is rolling your own film stock. You can buy 100, 400, and 1000ft reels to cut down and roll your own. You will need to invest in a film loader, scotch tape, and cassettes (you can reuse commercial ones if you tape it into what's left after film labs cut them or but reuseable ones) and you'll need a bit of time. You don't really need a loader but it will save you sitting in the dark and measuring in the dark and cutting in the dark at the cost of a frame at the end of the roll.

Some prices to put in perspective.

Hp5+ 36exp = $5.99
Kentmere 400 = $5.19
Artista edu 400 = $4.89
Ultrafine online 400 = $4.19 OOS only 24exp currently
Hp5+ 100ft (~20x 36exp rolls) = $79.90 or $4/roll not factoring cassettes or loader

Bulk roll prices have gone up in the last few years they used to be much cheaper. For instance it's actually more expensive to but tri-x for bulk loading. So has the cost of short ends of motion picture stock like double-x. And all black and white motion picture stock actually.

This post went on way longer than I realized. In short film photography is expensive anyway you look at it. No more deals to be had anywhere really. Even on expired films.
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So that's what KODK is back to
Photography and Pharmacy
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Sweet! Back in the 80's, I used to develop this stuff by hand, in the darkroom, using chemicals. I didn't know there was still a market for this!
As I read this I was reminded how the chemicals smelled.
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"Me not working hard?
Yea right picture that with a Kodak
And better yet, go to Times Square
Take a picture of me with a Kodak" -Pitbull

What does Kodak rhyme with? Kodak.
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All of a sudden I'm feeling old. I used thousands of roll of this back when I was working.
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As I read this I was reminded how the chemicals smelled.
Me too. Many hours in the lab during college reeking of developer. It took a while to get the smell off. Sure was an expensive hobby back then. Maybe I should dust off my old cameras.

Nah.
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