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Need some cheap film

Post by PhilipHowe » Mon May 13, 2013 10:27 am

I'd like to get some cheap film. I'm off to a wedding in Sorrento, Italy in two weeks. I'd quite like to have a go at some black and white film while I'm there, does anyone know where I can get 3 or 4 rolls of cheap black and white from?

I've tried ebay etc, but thought other might have some better ideas. I don't mind if it is out of date etc, but would prefer black and white. Can't get out to the pound shop until the weekend.

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Re: Need some cheap film

Post by mikeaspinall » Mon May 13, 2013 10:43 am

Hi there

Mathers in Bolton still sell film and on their web site are showing the following:-
KODAK T MAX £3.69
KODAK TRI X £3.99
ILFORD PAN F £4.50 and
ILFORD FP4 £4.40

all 36 exposures
They tend to have a different price list for 'over the counter' but if you quote their
web price they will usually sell for that.
They are in Market Street and on 01204 522186
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Re: Need some cheap film

Post by PhilipHowe » Mon May 13, 2013 10:53 am

Mike, thank you very much for the quick response. That's where I bought my last from.

I've just purchased a new 40-150 lens for my Olympus micro 4/3 camera and asked them about film, they are sticking me two Ilford HP5 400's in free of charge!
Now that's what I call cheap!
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Post by mikeaspinall » Mon May 13, 2013 11:03 am

WOW!!

Now that is cheap. You can buy at those prices for me sometime. LOL

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Re: Need some cheap film

Post by bazzasmeg » Tue May 14, 2013 10:34 pm

You are always after a barging arn't you Mike ! :P

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Post by mikeaspinall » Tue May 14, 2013 10:40 pm

Hi Bazza

Not sure what a 'barging' is mate but if you mean a bargain then I'm your man.

My favourite expression is that I make Scrooge look like Father Christmas but in my case I mean it. LOL

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Post by Pensioner » Wed May 15, 2013 11:32 am

Phil,

Can I remind you of a much earlier post when you were looking for some film and possibly to do some of your own developing, etc.. I still have the film and kit intending to sell it on ADAPS auction night with 50% going to club funds - but if you want it before your trip make me an offer - 50% will still go to club funds.

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Post by PhilipHowe » Wed May 15, 2013 1:11 pm

Barry, well remembered, I'll be in touch.
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Re: Need some cheap film

Post by mark dyson » Wed May 22, 2013 7:19 pm

If you had some Ilford XP2 you can process it at any one hour processing shops like Max speilmans as it is a c41 process and it is OK to scan.

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Post by PhilipHowe » Wed May 22, 2013 11:18 pm

Thanks Mark. Its hp5 film I have, but good to know.
Pensioner, I've been trying to call ypu, but no answer, sent a text as well.
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Re: Need some cheap film

Post by Pensioner » Fri May 24, 2013 6:35 pm

Phil,

Apologies. PM sent.

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Re: Need some cheap film

Post by mark dyson » Wed May 29, 2013 9:32 pm

Just remembered Poundland have Kodak colour film for £1.00, it is good film too.

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