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Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« on: 18 July, 2022, 05:43:21 pm »
It appears to have become rare as hen's teeth.  Anybody got a seekrit contact/supplier that they'd be willing to share?

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Re: Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« Reply #1 on: 18 July, 2022, 05:55:09 pm »
I just asked my son if anyone used a film camera for the photography units of his media and graphics course (or similar title to that effect). No, partly because film is more expensive than SD cards but mostly because film cameras themselves are crazily expensive compared to digital.

Anyways:
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Please note due to the national shortage we are currently limiting orders to 5 rolls each. Thank you for your understanding.
https://www.skearsphoto.com/35mm-film/kodak-colorplus-200-24-exposure-colour-negative-film.html
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Re: Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« Reply #2 on: 18 July, 2022, 06:08:38 pm »
The nearest Analogue Wonderland list is Kodak Portra 160 ISO https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/collections/all/products/kodak-portra-film-35mm-colour-iso-160-5-pack

And their website says
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Don't be put off by the ISO 160 number! In nearly all situations this can be shot at ISO 200 with no perceptible difference in the results
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Re: Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« Reply #3 on: 18 July, 2022, 07:03:39 pm »
I just asked my son if anyone used a film camera for the photography units of his media and graphics course (or similar title to that effect). No, partly because film is more expensive than SD cards but mostly because film cameras themselves are crazily expensive compared to digital.

Anyways:
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Please note due to the national shortage we are currently limiting orders to 5 rolls each. Thank you for your understanding.
https://www.skearsphoto.com/35mm-film/kodak-colorplus-200-24-exposure-colour-negative-film.html

Oddly Skears is literally around the corner from him.  He's looking for 36 exposure rolls rather than 24 but will take the 24's if nothing materialises.

The nearest Analogue Wonderland list is Kodak Portra 160 ISO https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/collections/all/products/kodak-portra-film-35mm-colour-iso-160-5-pack

And their website says
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Don't be put off by the ISO 160 number! In nearly all situations this can be shot at ISO 200 with no perceptible difference in the results

I'm with that thought on the 160 but he's holding out for 200 at the moment.

Who knows how desperate he will get?  🤔😉

Re: Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« Reply #4 on: 19 July, 2022, 07:58:00 am »
It's become scarce and expensive. Thankfully I bought a fair bit of 35mm film last year, but that's no help to you.
Keep an eye on the larger outlets including ebay and 7dayShop.
The shop that does my processing has said they'll let me know if they ever manage to get any film but they aren't hopeful in the short/medium term. The owner puts it down to increased demand + reduced production + import difficulties (brexshit)
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Re: Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« Reply #5 on: 19 July, 2022, 02:15:31 pm »
Which Kodak 200 Colour NEgative?

Nik and TRik have some Colour Plus but no Gold
https://ntphotoworks.com/product/kodak-colorplus-200-35mm/

Re: Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« Reply #6 on: 19 July, 2022, 02:17:30 pm »
Thanks.

Unfortunately 36 exposure is out of stock.  🙁

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Re: Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« Reply #7 on: 21 July, 2022, 01:31:05 pm »
N&T posted on Facebook earlier about Ilford prices going up 10%
Kodak have had a 1300% I crease in shipping costs
And no one can get new film canisters because the people that make them can't.

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Re: Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« Reply #8 on: 21 July, 2022, 07:26:44 pm »
Some of the reasons for shortage/price of film explained in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyb70T6ecqk

In short (and I've probably missed important points),
- Capacity reduced following decline of sales due to digital, including scrapping of machinery to produce film, and shrinkage of numbers of people trained to use them. Also financial difficulty, bankruptcy of producers. Same applies to suppliers of raw materials dependent on film industry.
- Now that demand is rising (see Cudzo's observation on price rise of 2nd hand film cameras), there just isn't capacity to match demand
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Re: Difficulties buying Kodak 36 exp 35mm 200asa colour film
« Reply #9 on: 02 August, 2022, 08:26:21 pm »
I have 2 rolls of Kodak colour 200 x 36exp.
..if you're passing through SW France.
You can have it at cost.  I shot a roll of it, as part of a nostalgia trip... but my Pentax ME Super locked up... so I gave up.

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