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I really need to start blowing through some film. Ironically I also need to buy a bunch before the prices go up in January.
November 23, 2020
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@cdevroe why will prices go up in January?
@nitinkhanna Kodak has just announced massive price hikes. Too many hipsters competing with us aficionados.
@nitinkhanna Distributors got an email earlier this month that Kodak Alaris is raising film prices. You can read the email here
@cdevroe is it just me or the email didn’t talk about the amount of increase? Just said “significant”…
@seishonagon that’s unwelcome news. I shoot mostly digital but I’ve two rolls in two cameras and a few more still in the box. I expose about 1 roll per month. Film is my hobby within a hobby.
@nitinkhanna film prices for certain Kodak stock is already high. The cheapest Kodacolour at just under US$5. The better films such as Portra and Ektachrome are over US$10.
@cdevroe maybe the price increase will dissuade hipsters and the cost of legacy cameras will drop. 😃
@khurtwilliams that’s $5 for a role of 20 something photos? Just curious as to whether the number of shots you can take with a role is still the same as it was all those years ago.
@nitinkhanna a 36 exposure rolls of Kodak ColorPlus 200 is $5. A 36 exposure roll of Ektachrome E100 is $15.
@cdevroe Kodak raised film prices in Q1 2020. This is a second price increase.
@nitinkhanna My guess is a 5-10% increase. I may have read that somewhere but I don’t have a link.
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