Buying Bulk film

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Soloris, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Soloris

    Soloris TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I need help finding a site on the internet that carries Ilford film in bulk. If anyone has any suggestion I'll be glad to hear them. 8)
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  3. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    5,277
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  4. Soloris

    Soloris TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Thank for the suggestions. 8) By any chance does anyone know of a site called auto somthing that sells film?
     
  5. tr0gd0o0r

    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    This is somehwat on topic, but I was wondewring how many frames there generally are per foot in fulk film. (esp wondering about frames/ 100 ft)
     
  6. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    5,277
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I was told you can get about 18 rolls of 36 frames from a 100' roll. that is $1.40 a roll for 36 exposures. Another advantage to bulk loading is you can load a few frames if you don't want to shoot a whole roll of a subject. You lose a little bit due to allowing for the film head to load into your cam.
     
  7. tr0gd0o0r

    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    a friend of mine is starting a class, and I was just wondering if it would be much cheaper to buy the film in bulk or not. Filmwise it definitly is, but w/ a loader I dont know.
     
  8. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    A new loader is $30, a used one even cheaper.

    It can depend a little on frame spacing of your particular camera, but I get 8 35mm frames to a foot of film. If I'm very careful about loading I can get about 30 rolls of 24 exposures out of 100' of film. If I'm sloppy it's more like 27 rolls.
     
  9. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2003
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Portland OR USA
    This thread reminds me that I've been wanting to ask about the bulk loader I got in an ebay lot. I want to test it prior to putting 100' of film in it, in case it is too old and is no longer light tight. So I thought I could cut a piece of photo paper and put into it, then leave it sitting around for a couple days, then develop and see if it fogged at all. Would that work? Thoughts or other suggestions?
     
  10. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    That would probably work, but I'd just use a strip of film.
     
  11. Bob_McBob

    Bob_McBob TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I got my Alden 74 (better-build Watson) for $10 new in box on eBay :D.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
best source for buying bulk film
,
bulk ilford film
,

buy bulk film

,
buy ilford film bulk
,
buy illford bulk
,

buying bulk film

,
fulkfilm
,

ilford bulk film

,
ilford bulk film boxes
,
ilford film bulk