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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Can you still buy B&W locally? Reply with quote

I was slightly surprized when I walked to a local photo shop and got this right away. There was 100 and 1600 too.



PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Houston's last remaining camera shop still carries a decent selection of film, including several flavors of B&W.

But if you're feeling constrained, there's always Freestyle:

http://freestylephoto.biz


PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last time I was at our local unit of Müller, they had I think about four rolls of Agfa APX, each with a different expiry date (obviously there a long time). Other than that they only had some cheap colour film. There are also two small photo stores/labs in my town which might still sell b&w film. I mostly order online though.


PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C41 B&W? I think so. True B&W? My local university sells Tmax 100/400 and Ilford Delta 3200 I believe, along with some other colour/slide/MF film. The expiry on the Tmax100 I bought is November 2016...

Most photography stores however have disappeared. I don't know of any place that still specialises in Analogue photography but we do have a regional Photography/Photographica collectors/enthusiast/history club. There are similar ventures and preservation societies in other states too.


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here in Houston, we're down to one real camera shop left. Everything it sells is digital, except for a small variety of used stuff. They still carry a modest selection of film and have some basic darkroom supplies, but that's about it.

I'm not aware of any sort of local film-centric photo club here. We have a couple or three different active clubs, but they're all digitally focused. No pun intended.

There used to be a set of Texas-specific internet photo forums, but they shut down a few years ago. When the forums were active, local members would get together on occasion for a "film crawl" which was always a lot of fun. The term 'crawl' just means that we took our time, so we had the freedom for composition without feeling rushed. I would often take my medium format gear along and others would even bring their large format outfits.


PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no problems at all buying film in antwerp


PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where I am, no. In the capital city of my province (St John's, Newfoundland), I believe the answer is still yes.