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7 Day Shop - 35mm & 120 film

jeallen01
Posted 18/06/2020 - 08:22 Link
Probably not "the real deal" but got an email from 7 Day Shop about quite a selection of film being available here for anyone who desperately needs some.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
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johnriley
Posted 18/06/2020 - 09:00 Link
Title corrected.
jeallen01
Posted 18/06/2020 - 09:11 Link
johnriley wrote:
Title corrected.

John

Thanks - and please could you also remove the PS because it's too late for me to do that now?
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
danofmk
Posted 18/06/2020 - 09:47 Link
Not cheap, but thanks for sharing.
Benz3ne
Posted 18/06/2020 - 10:18 Link
Analogue Wonderland are apparently still shipping orders. I want to buy some film before long and their prices are reasonable so they're probably who I'll go with:

https://analoguewonderland.co.uk
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 18/06/2020 - 10:28 Link
7dayshop used to sell film but I think they stopped for a few years. They seem VERY expensive now - 9.99 for a single roll of Kodak Gold 200, 24 exposures!! Are they pulling our legs??

I checked back in my e-mail to see the last purchase I made from them: five rolls of original Acros in 135 format for, wait for it, 5.50 a roll, in 2016. Try getting any of the better B&W films for that price now. The new Acros II costs at least double that.

I also found a mail advertising their low prices on Kodak films in 2014, with prices that would make you weep when comparing them to what you'd pay today.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
ilovesaabs
Posted 18/06/2020 - 11:03 Link
25 for a roll of Ektachrome!!

Last E6 film I bought was Elitechrome in 2012 (still some in the fridge) - 5 rolls for 20 with processing vouchers!! This was from Karstadt in Germany and not long afterwards they closed their photography section (the company is like Debenhams/HoF - lurching from one crisis to another).
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff
Lubbyman
Posted 18/06/2020 - 11:23 Link
20 for a classical LP (vinyl), half that for a CD with 50% more music on it. Analogue can be expensive nowadays.

Having said that, 36 exposure Kodak Gold 200 35mm for 5.99 at Speedgraphic, pack of 3 for 14.95. 36 exposure Ektachrome 16.50. And I can confirm they've been delivering quickly throughout lockdown 'cos I've bought stuff from them (albeit not film).

Steve
jeallen01
Posted 18/06/2020 - 11:49 Link
Yup - couldn't afford to go back to shooting on film nowadays because those prices won't include processing/printing (never was very good at either with B&W, and never tried colour).

As for vinyl, 10 years ago I bought a nice new Project t/t with a decent Ortofon cartridge - I think it's probably been used less than a handful of times (again, too much time, trouble and cost, especially given that we don't actually listen to a lot of music in any form).
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 19/06/2020 - 08:24 Link
For those who comment on film prices in general, the ones at 7-day-shop are not really representative of the market. Prices have increased over the last five or six years, especially for colour film, but decent prices can be found if you have a look around. Recently I've been getting HP5+ for 5.09 a roll of 135/36, albeit that's in Spain where film is one of the few things that are cheaper here than in the UK.

Analogue Wonderland are fine and have a large selection but they're often not the best for price. Traditional photographic shops, especially those with an online presence, are good to check.

I remember growing up (in the eighties) my parents were very frugal with film and my impression is that it was more expensive (as a percentage of disposable income) than it is now.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
johnha
Posted 19/06/2020 - 09:14 Link
It seems that 35mm colour film (Ektar, Provia, Portra) has become very expensive compared to those in 120 format. I can't see myself shooting my way through 36 exposures half as much as I used to, 10-15 on 120 is much more manageable. This makes 5 rolls of 120 for 40 (ish) much more interesting than 3 or 4 rolls of 35mm.

Monochrome is different as I'm looking at restarting my own development at home. FP4+, HP5+ are both reasonably priced and there's always Kentmere 100 (which I quite like).
Benz3ne
Posted 19/06/2020 - 09:17 Link
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
For those who comment on film prices in general, the ones at 7-day-shop are not really representative of the market. Prices have increased over the last five or six years, especially for colour film, but decent prices can be found if you have a look around. Recently I've been getting HP5+ for 5.09 a roll of 135/36, albeit that's in Spain where film is one of the few things that are cheaper here than in the UK.

Analogue Wonderland are fine and have a large selection but they're often not the best for price. Traditional photographic shops, especially those with an online presence, are good to check.

I remember growing up (in the eighties) my parents were very frugal with film and my impression is that it was more expensive (as a percentage of disposable income) than it is now.

Agreed, the best price I've seen for Kodak Colorplus 135/36 is under 4 in a little shop not too far from me. Another sells Fuji C200 135/36 for about the same, or Colourplus 135/24 for 3.
In fact, their development costs are also reasonable... Hadn't really considered them much before as I want to give developing at home a go but the initial outlay is reasonably large.
smc
Posted 19/06/2020 - 18:40 Link
Some years ago I bought most of 7-Day Shop stock of VX200 Konica film. 1 for 10 rolls of 36-exposure film. I think 120 rolls in total. I still have some of it in the freezer.
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 23/06/2020 - 09:45 Link
smc wrote:
1 for 10 rolls of 36-exposure film

Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Benz3ne
Posted 23/06/2020 - 12:31 Link
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
smc wrote:
1 for 10 rolls of 36-exposure film


My reaction too!

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