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Production and supply chains broke down during Covid and haven't fully recovered. The effects of the Russian war on Ukraine hasn't helped normalising the situation.

I try to maintain a good stash. Keeping a few years worth and top it up now and then when I notice my favourite film is available.

 

You can't just use your last roll and expect to be able to stock up immediately. You have to plan ahead at the moment.

Niels
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Well, that's where it's all gone then. Blame NHSN. ;)

:D

Yeah, I often get a slap or two when recommending keeping sufficient stock to avoid problems due to the supply situation.

 

I should perhaps add that a one years supply of film for me is less than 25 rolls of color and around 100 rolls of B&W - the latter amounts to 5-6 100ft bulk rolls. Although building a two years stash is a not an insignificant expense at the current pricing, it is hardly hoarding - although some people seems to think it is.

Niels
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Considering the way a lot of us buy film these days, getting 10 or 15 rolls at a time makes sense. No point in ordering one roll at a time from B&H and the likes. Back in the film days, sure, the typical buyer would buy one or maybe three rolls at a time. But back then on every street corner was a place to buy film. Now, I never order few than 10 rolls. Right now I have about 30 rolls in the freezer.
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Yeah, I bought a brick of 20 once in a while, but being as I worked in a camera store, there was not a huge point except when I went on vacation. But I did buy 100 foot rolls of Ektachrome often to put in my 250 back when shooting sports. Hmm, I wonder if you can special order 100' rolls of E100 now, seeing that you can buy Ektachrome 35mm movie stock in 400' rolls and longer.

 

The brick of Kodachrome reminds me of a story. A very well off customer of ours went on an around the world vacation with a new camera and two bricks of Kodachrome. He came back and was very upset about the way his film was developed in Japan. Every single slide had the same Japanese writing on it. As most of you have guessed, the writing was from the plastic that covered the shutter curtain telling the user to remove it before taking photos. I would have thought that was VERY unusual until another customer did the very same thing.

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Hahaha!!!

 

Yeah, I bought a brick of 20 once in a while, but being as I worked in a camera store, there was not a huge point except when I went on vacation. But I did buy 100 foot rolls of Ektachrome often to put in my 250 back when shooting sports. Hmm, I wonder if you can special order 100' rolls of E100 now, seeing that you can buy Ektachrome 35mm movie stock in 400' rolls and longer.

 

The brick of Kodachrome reminds me of a story. A very well off customer of ours went on an around the world vacation with a new camera and two bricks of Kodachrome. He came back and was very upset about the way his film was developed in Japan. Every single slide had the same Japanese writing on it. As most of you have guessed, the writing was from the plastic that covered the shutter curtain telling the user to remove it before taking photos. I would have thought that was VERY unusual until another customer did the very same thing.

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