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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.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

no issues here in Prague (Czech republis, Europe). If no other shop, then you can surely use FotoŠkoda (www.fotoskoda.cz) and they have a wide range of BW films. Almost everything from Ilford (including Kentmere and some rare films like Ilford Pan 100), Foma films, Agfa APX, Rollei, Fuji, Kodak, Adox, Fotoimpex, Bergger, Spux, Washi and some Lomography garbage Very Happy

Most of them in wide selection of formats, 135, 120, sheets..

So, not a bad selection, actually, it is getting wider (comparing to the 2016 selection)


PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turns out Jessops sells this too, i have picked up a few rolls of Ilford, Neopan and the like.