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Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« on: January 03, 2013, 05:29:47 PM »
Thought I'd list all the film suppliers I know of in the UK. Always worth checking them all for bargains so having the links all in one place might be useful.

Film's Not Dead

Sharif Photographic Supplies

Nik & Trick. In Folkstone. Worth checking out. Roll their own 127 and have a number of other 'unique' films.

Mathers

Amazon

Silverprint

Process Supplies

Ag Photographic

7 Day Shop

Discount Films

Fujilab

Calumet

West End Cameras (ebay site which is usually cheaper than their own site below)

West End Cameras

R K Photographic

The Imaging Warehouse

Morco

Speed Graphic

Mr Cad

Ffordes

Linhof Studio. For Bergger black and white film.

Harman Express
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RE: Film suppliers in the UK
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 06:24:08 PM »
Also, as i found out yesterday, ag photographic in Birmingham have taken over peter gaffney/ metro colour lab.   the metro website doesn't highlight this but i can confirm its all moved to ag.   good that its all still going but no longer 10 mins from where i work.....
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 08:58:06 PM »
A really handy list Peter.

I've not used them myself but I'd add :


RK Photographic     http://www.thedarkroom.co.uk/
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 09:11:53 PM »
A really handy list Peter.

I've not used them myself but I'd add :


RK Photographic     http://www.thedarkroom.co.uk/


I've used them and have no complaints.

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 09:27:31 PM »
A really handy list Peter.

I've not used them myself but I'd add :


RK Photographic     http://www.thedarkroom.co.uk/


Thanks Nigel. I've added them to the list.

Any others anyone?
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 09:48:17 PM »
There are also the nova darkroom people, morco and firstcall

http://www.theimagingwarehouse.com/Products/Traditional-Photography

http://www.morco.uk.com/

http://www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk/

Not just film but equipment as well.

Again not used them myself.

Oh and Speed graphic, Mr Cad

http://www.speedgraphic.co.uk/

http://www.mrcad.co.uk

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Re: Film suppliers in the UK
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 10:30:58 PM »
There are also the nova darkroom people, morco and firstcall


Thanks Mike. I've added them, well, except for Firstcall who, from my own experience has such bad customer service I said I would never use them again or recommend them to anyone and, so far, I haven't. Also, be aware their minimum postage charge is £7.99.
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 11:39:24 AM »
I am currently using Speed Graphic, very speedy service.

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Re: Film suppliers in the UK
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2013, 11:46:44 AM »
There are also the nova darkroom people, morco and firstcall


Thanks Mike. I've added them, well, except for Firstcall who, from my own experience has such bad customer service I said I would never use them again or recommend them to anyone and, so far, I haven't. Also, be aware their minimum postage charge is £7.99.

I've used Firstcall a few times with no problem.  You do have to watch the postal charges though.  To be honest the only problems I've ever had are with AG Photographic - I have found them very slow on a few occasions.

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2013, 04:50:01 PM »
For processing, I've found that Colourstream - http://www.colourstream.net/film-processing - are really good. They have a  mail order service, or you can bring it into their place in Brighton, where they sell masses of different films too. Their website is really confusing though, and doesn't list all their services I think. I take mine instore, where they'll develop a roll for £3 (I have student discount) then I scan it in at home.
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 09:03:28 PM »
There are also the nova darkroom people, morco and firstcall


Thanks Mike. I've added them, well, except for Firstcall who, from my own experience has such bad customer service I said I would never use them again or recommend them to anyone and, so far, I haven't. Also, be aware their minimum postage charge is £7.99.

I have used Firstcall. The only issue I have has is that on a big order items may be out of stock. Delivery time can show as 5 days on the webpage but it can be several weeks. So it is worth calling first before ordering  to check expected delivery. The item causing the delay is usually something ordered just to get value out of the carriage charge.

I have ordered from RK Photographic both through eBay and their website and they  have always provided a quick service.

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 12:36:29 PM »
This is great. Thank you to all those that have contributed to the list.

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Re: Film suppliers in the UK
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 09:35:05 AM »
Just added Photo Supplies UK.
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2013, 10:37:53 AM »
Just added Morris Photo. They are best known for bags and tripods but seem to have branched out more recently. They used to have a general photo store in Oxford that I used to frequent but have now moved out of town and do more mail order.

They also have a darkroom section now http://www.morrisphoto.co.uk/darkroom.html
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2013, 06:21:33 PM »
Just added Ffordes. Haven't noticed them listing film before. Prices seem competitive (actually cheapest for XP2 120 at the time of writing this).
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2013, 07:49:15 PM »
My local camera shop, a small family run business sells Ilford B & W film at good prices - http://www.philburtonphotography.co.uk/

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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2013, 12:54:10 PM »
I buy direct from Ilford, with my discout code i get 100 feet of HP5 delivered for £50, Just bought 100 feet of Orwo UN54 for £45 from here
http://www.filmotec.de/?page_id=353&lang=en

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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2013, 01:01:25 PM »
Just checked some of the links and they can't touch buying direct from Ilford with a discount code spend £50 and delivery is free, if you want the code just message me
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2014, 02:53:56 PM »
Another great place for film and chemicals is http://www.processuk.net/ - part of the filmsnotdead guys. passionate and helpful. It's where David bailey goes so it can't be too bad!
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2014, 11:18:28 AM »
Placed 2 orders a week ago, one with Ag and one with Firscall

Firstcall came next day, after numerous emails I'm expecting my Ag order today

All to save a few quid? Not really worth it as I've had to change my plans because of it

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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2014, 02:44:01 PM »
Placed 2 orders a week ago, one with Ag and one with Firscall

Firstcall came next day, after numerous emails I'm expecting my Ag order today

All to save a few quid? Not really worth it as I've had to change my plans because of it

What film did you buy ?

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Re: Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2014, 03:11:22 PM »
Rollei "creative" films, crossbird, redbird and nightbird , kentmere and some kodak gold from Firstcall, along with a few bits of chemicals

And Ilford stuff from Ag, with some D76

Ive used both in the past and have been very good, but  Ag were hopeless this time

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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2014, 05:26:11 PM »
Rollei "creative" films, crossbird, redbird and nightbird , kentmere and some kodak gold from Firstcall, along with a few bits of chemicals

And Ilford stuff from Ag, with some D76

Ive used both in the past and have been very good, but  Ag were hopeless this time

Next time try Ilford direct, i have a discount code you can try to see if it is cheaper orders £50 and over is free delivery also

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Re: Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2014, 03:43:28 PM »
I buy direct from Ilford, with my discout code i get 100 feet of HP5 delivered for £50, Just bought 100 feet of Orwo UN54 for £45 from here
http://www.filmotec.de/?page_id=353&lang=en


This link seems to go to a German site. Nothing to do with Ilford.
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2014, 03:43:59 PM »
Another great place for film and chemicals is http://www.processuk.net/ - part of the filmsnotdead guys. passionate and helpful. It's where David bailey goes so it can't be too bad!


Already in the list Reg.
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2014, 03:44:38 PM »
My local camera shop, a small family run business sells Ilford B & W film at good prices - http://www.philburtonphotography.co.uk/


Added to list. Thanks.
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Re: Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2014, 03:45:54 PM »
Added Nik & Trick in Folkstone. Wish I'd found them earlier as they have the best price for SFX 120 I've seen. Interesting Web site as well.
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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2014, 10:42:47 PM »
I buy direct from Ilford, with my discout code i get 100 feet of HP5 delivered for £50, Just bought 100 feet of Orwo UN54 for £45 from here
http://www.filmotec.de/?page_id=353&lang=en


This link seems to go to a German site. Nothing to do with Ilford.


Sorry thats for Orwo film

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Re: Film suppliers in the UK - A list.
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2014, 03:56:25 PM »
Can I add Linhof Studio who sell Bergger Black and White film.

http://www.linhofstudio.com

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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2014, 02:33:26 PM »
Can I add Linhof Studio who sell Bergger Black and White film.

http://www.linhofstudio.com


Done.
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« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2015, 12:36:44 AM »
For expired and harder to find old films.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/KITSCHRETRO   available now

www.kitschretro.com  later in the year
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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2017, 09:25:18 PM »
I had the good fortune to find a "proper" bricks and mortar camera shop, and wanted to tell you all about it.

Dents of Chesterfield was recommended to me by a friend, and I'll definitely be using them again. They have their own lab onsite. There can't be many independent camera shops still offering this kind of service.

Impressed, and delighted they're fairly local to me.

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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2017, 10:32:15 AM »
i just bought some sheet film from these dudes:
https://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/
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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2017, 08:52:45 PM »
Just come across these people, not used them myself, but the more choice the better as far as I'm concerned.

https://parallaxphotographic.coop/

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