Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3777 posts, RR: 24 Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1231 times:
I usually order 60 rolls or more of Velvia or Provia at a time from B&H, Focus, Adorama, Freestyle and I have yet to experince any sort of a problem with shipments or the quality of the film upon its arrivial.
Just make certain that the stores that you are buying from are reputable. Anyone one of the above mention stores have very high standards and come highly recommended.
C72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
I once ordered 5 rolls of Kodak Royal Gold 100 from cameraworld.com for $3.99 per roll and it shipped and got to me with no problems at all. Local price is $4.79 per roll at a drug store, the only one in my town that carries Royal Gold 100.
FastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
Actually the 60-rolls would be closer to $300 (+/-) when purchased in 20-roll "pro packs". The shipping charges are offset by no sales tax (out of state). I usually buy 40-60 rolls at a time myself and keep them in the fridge until I need to order more.
Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1572 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1163 times:
Film is best when kept in the refridgerator until a day or so before it is to be used.
Adorama is offering Kodachrome 64 in 36 exposure rolls for $3.75 each! I'm tired of paying $7.99+tax for a roll at the store followed by $9.05+tax for processing. If I buy and develop in bulk (discount for a brick of film or more than $50 of processing) then the best I can do per roll is $15.31 per roll of 36 exp (film and processing). Without bulk discounts I pay $18.15 per roll. Even though I get slides back in 2 days, I can't keep doing this though...it's just too expensive, especially since I've suddenly turned into one of those people that shoots everything at an airport.
If I order 20 rolls through Adorama, I can get the film and the mailers for $170.55 (includes shipping costs) which comes out to $8.53 per roll. I have to wait at least 2 weeks for them to come back, but I'm beginning to realize that it's a small price to pay! Besides, I'm so back logged right now with slides, it will probably take me that long just to get around scanning them.
WHY HAVEN'T I DONE THIS EARLIER!?! (Don't answer that...I know I'm a dumbass. )
Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 55 Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
You are correct, regular Kodachrome 64 does not need to be refrigerated. As long as you're not storing it in the truck of your car during the summer in Phoenix, you'll be fine.
Mark--$3.75 each is a good price. I buy my film at B&H and it's $4.09 a roll of 36exp. with mailers at $4.29 each. Luckily, I don't have to have it shipped, just take an 15 min. stroll during lunch to pick it up.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
Provia's life is at least 2 years at less than 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), and a little over one month at 32 Celsius (90 Fahrenheit). That's what a pro photographer told me. After that, the colors may start acting up.
By the way, there is also a professional grade of K64, which would also need to be refrigerated, but I've never seen it in stores. It is on Kodak's web site though.
Dsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7 Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
Provia F seems to have a pretty short life outside the 'fridge. I found a 4 month old roll of unprocessed Provia in the bottom of my backpack last month. After processing, there was a definate brown/red color shift.
I believe Kodak no longer makes the professional version of the KR films. To my knowledge, I don't think there was any difference bewtween the consumer and professional versions. I have used both and saw no difference between them (except price, $11.00/36exp).
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Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 55 Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
Yes, the walk-in prices are exactly the same as the catalog (mail) prices at B&H. I haven't dealt with any other store, but I've heard some horror stories about the "good deals" you see listed in the back of magazines. Stick with the big ones like B&H and Adorama, you'll be glad in the long run.