Good Source of Photographic Chemicals & Film

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Justin Thyme, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. Justin Thyme

    Justin Thyme Guest

    Does anyone know of a good australian based mail-order/internet supplier of
    film and developing chemicals? I would like to purchase some more B&W
    chemistry, some E6 chemistry, and various slide & B&W films (Kodak TMAX 3200
    or equivalent, Neopan SS or equivalent).

    The town I live in has a few half-decent camera stores, but none of them
    stocks developing chemicals or anything other than the normal super-market
    type films. A while back I did manage to get some Ilford B&W chemistry from
    one of the stores, but they don't stock it anymore and are reluctant to
    order more. I also can't find anyone who sells real B&W film (they only
    have Kodak C41 B&W), and no-one stocks any slide film. Basically the only
    film available is the stock-standard Fuji or Kodak 100,200 & 400 & Kodak 400
    C41 B&W.

    Some time back I was able to get hold of some quantity of Kodak Tmax 3200
    and some Fuji Neopan SS - both films that I love - but my stock is depleting
    and I can't find anything remotely like them anymore. Only one store did
    offer to order some in, but they were asking about $25/roll - dreaming.

    I would also like to start developing my own slide film (assuming I can find
    some more film to buy). $20/roll for developing only (yep, that's with no
    mounting or anything) is a bit steep.
    Justin Thyme, Sep 8, 2004
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    Serge Guest

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    Justin Thyme Guest

    I knew about madsens, but from their website I was under the impression they
    supplied the education market only. I saw one thing that wanted to know your
    school etc, so I didn't realise they also supply general users. They seem to
    have a pretty good range.
    Page could not be found - bugger
    Looks good - good range of products, prices look good. Website is damned
    slow to load on a dialup link tho :(
    very good prices too.
    Thanks heaps for the links.
    One thing that bugs me - things like Fuji Velvia 50 135-36 is about $20 in
    aus, but at B&H in USA it is US$3.50. Fuji Neopan 100 SS is $8 in aus,
    US$1.99 at B&H. Someone is ripping us off over here (and I doubt it's the
    Justin Thyme, Sep 9, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    Ill give you 20 lt of E6 to mix if you want. Kodak 6 step. But you may
    find buying 1/2lt Agfa Kits better for what you want.

    wizone at myrealbox dot com
    Rob, Sep 9, 2004
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    kosh Guest

    I am not sure on this, but you might have problems with getting chemistry
    delivered due to hazards OHS etc etc.
    probably depends on the transport company used.

    kosh, Sep 9, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    Kodak send it all the time without problems - comes with the handling
    instructions attached to the paper work.
    Rob, Sep 9, 2004
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    Justin Thyme Guest

    Thanks for the offer, but I agree that I think the Agfa kit, or the tetenal
    kits may be better for my needs.
    Justin Thyme, Sep 10, 2004
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