tokyo camera style

Sep 04 2013
Major price increases for Kentmere and Ilford film products announced by an unfortunate list in the Ilford section of the Yodobashi Camera film cooler in Shinjuku. 
Apparently Ilford seems to be doing well with increased sales.   But while a single roll of HP-5 has risen from 450 yen to 580 yen,  bulkloaders are now faced with having to pay double for 100ft rolls of HP-5 which have risen from 4560 yen ($45) to a staggering 8980 yen ($90).     
Ilford has the black and white analog scene sewn up- especially with the demise of Fuji Presto/Neopan 400.  Perhaps bulk film undercut their sales of (more profitable?) single 35mm rolls of film?
All the film shooters I’ve spoken to wanted to believe that Ilford was the surest bet- and even though we’re grateful they’re still in the game I hope they don’t price themselves out of range for newcomers to the pleasure of working with film and their fine products in the darkroom. 

Major price increases for Kentmere and Ilford film products announced by an unfortunate list in the Ilford section of the Yodobashi Camera film cooler in Shinjuku. 

Apparently Ilford seems to be doing well with increased sales.   But while a single roll of HP-5 has risen from 450 yen to 580 yen,  bulkloaders are now faced with having to pay double for 100ft rolls of HP-5 which have risen from 4560 yen ($45) to a staggering 8980 yen ($90).     

Ilford has the black and white analog scene sewn up- especially with the demise of Fuji Presto/Neopan 400.  Perhaps bulk film undercut their sales of (more profitable?) single 35mm rolls of film?

All the film shooters I’ve spoken to wanted to believe that Ilford was the surest bet- and even though we’re grateful they’re still in the game I hope they don’t price themselves out of range for newcomers to the pleasure of working with film and their fine products in the darkroom. 

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