pentax film camera


Link Posted 23/01/2020 - 19:40
about to buy a pentax film camera
where is the best place to buy b&w and colour film from
and how do people use for devoloping and printing
advice please
k5iis a few sigma & pentax len,s
pentax *ist film camera


Link Posted 23/01/2020 - 19:48
I was pointed in the direction of;
For film. I believe there’s a fair amount of investment to develop your own film so it might be better to have a local camera shop develop film for you initially to see whether it’s something you wish to continue with.

Plenty of discussion on this on the forum so by all means have a look around!


Link Posted 23/01/2020 - 20:15
I use these people for b+w processing

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Link Posted 23/01/2020 - 21:46
Film - various places. Usually depending on what they have in stock and price. Analogue Wonderland have a great range. 7 Day Shop are good for prices. Mr Cad, A G Photographic and many more are online. Also ebay can come up with some good deals. for B&W, the Ilford website has deals too. They also have good ifo on processing.

I get my colour film processed at a lab near work. I pop in at lunch and they email the scans a few days later. It saves the worry of films being lost in the post... plus they also sell film at good rates.

B&W i process myself. it's good fun and gives you more of a feeling for taking film photos. it's pretty easy to do (i can do it!) and works out cheaper as most labs charge more for B&W. then i use a very old scanner. See the Ilford website as they have a How To guide.

good luck
Pentax k100d, k30d 18-55, Tamron 70-300, Tamron 500 mirror, pentax 10-17, 50 1:4, a manual 28, some extension tubes and a bagful of memory cards. That's all i need... and a load of film cameras too... that's it, honest.


Link Posted 24/01/2020 - 09:10
I buy film from Harrison Cameras at Sheffield,, they stock a good range of colour and black and white.



Link Posted 24/01/2020 - 09:27
Imaging Warehouse link supply a full range of film and processing equipment, based at Stratford upon Avon. They also supply digital paper and inks under the Permajet brand.


Link Posted 25/01/2020 - 11:25
imaging warehouse sounds good i work near stratford so will call in one day soon for a nose
thanks all for the advice
k5iis a few sigma & pentax len,s
pentax *ist film camera


Link Posted 25/01/2020 - 11:41
For developing I mostly use The Darkroom UK. Not cheap, but none of them are these days. Postage back is per order so I usually wait until I have a few rolls of film to send. Postage label for free post to them. Post Monday, usually get them back Wednesday. Easily the fastest service I know of. Scanning pretty good although I have failed to find anyone who makes really good scans of slide film. I'd shoot more Ektachrome if I could get really good scans. Colour print film (Ektar and Portra mainly), they do a great job.

Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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