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reso
Posted 23/01/2020 - 19:40 Link
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 sigma 8-16 sigma 10_20 hsm tamron 17-50 pentax faj 18-35 pentax da 18-135 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro pentax dfa 100 wr
pentax da*50-135 pentax da*60-250 sigma af 400mm pentax 1.7 af adapter
Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash
Benz3ne
Posted 23/01/2020 - 19:48 Link
I was pointed in the direction of;
https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/
And
https://www.silverprint.co.uk/
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!
pschlute
Posted 23/01/2020 - 20:15 Link
I use these people for b+w processing https://www.harmanlab.com/
laurencea
Posted 23/01/2020 - 21:46 Link
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 k1000, MX, ME Super, K5iiD 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.
PRYorkshire
Posted 24/01/2020 - 09:10 Link
I buy film from Harrison Cameras at Sheffield, www.harrisoncameras.co.uk, they stock a good range of colour and black and white.

Paul
Paul

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.
RobL
Posted 24/01/2020 - 09:27 Link
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.
reso
Posted 25/01/2020 - 11:25 Link
imaging warehouse sounds good i work near stratford so will call in one day soon for a nose
thanks all for the advice
k5iis sigma 8-16 sigma 10_20 hsm tamron 17-50 pentax faj 18-35 pentax da 18-135 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro pentax dfa 100 wr
pentax da*50-135 pentax da*60-250 sigma af 400mm pentax 1.7 af adapter
Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash
womble
Posted 25/01/2020 - 11:41 Link
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.

K.
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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