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    KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    Today Keith Canham made a post on his website that he has received permission from Kodak to offer 8x10 T Max 100 and T Max 400 as a special order in 10 sheet boxes. Keith is also offering a 10% discount for orders that brings down the unit cost very favorably. Yes, this is a special order with a 200 box minimum order but relatively speaking that is very consistent with how Kodak has dealt with this issue previously.

    Kodak can cut costs by producing this film as the need arrises and not maintaining year round production activities so we have a window of opportunity to stand up and be counted.

    If you have any questions please contact Keith.

    Thanks and please pass the word to everyone that shoots 8x10 T Max.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Re: KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    Good news! Now we'll see if 200 boxes are ordered.

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    Re: KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    At 69$ per 10 sheet box i think it will take a long time to fill the order!

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    Re: KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Pedersen View Post
    At 69$ per 10 sheet box i think it will take a long time to fill the order!
    With the 10% discount it comes down to $62 per box.

    I contend that if this is "your" film and it goes from being discontinued to available via Special Order at not a significant increase in costs you jump at the possibility.

    If you have not discovered the marvel of this film (best reciprocity correction in the market, impeccable manufacturing standards along with the ability to build usable film density equal to the moon), you don't know what you are missing.

    I also recognize the reality that for some film costs are a mountain that is very challenging to climb particularly in this economy. In a perfect world we would acquire the best film possible for our "vision". All I can say is it is what it is.

    I only hope that there are enough 8x10 T Max users out there to make this work. To lose access to this quality emulsion in this fine format would be a crying shame. I know that I am going to step up.
    Last edited by Michael Kadillak; 16-Dec-2010 at 16:08. Reason: typo

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    Re: KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    Michael,

    you shoot 8x20 as well don't you? I know there's got to be some others on here interested in 8x10 TMY2, would Kodak do that in addition to the 8x10 TMY2? Same run, just cut some into the 8x20 format?

    I don't shoot it, but just an idea... Kinda like Ilford, they cut it from the master roll into various sizes....

    -Dan

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    Re: KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    With the 10% discount it comes down to $62 per box.

    Is that $6.20 per sheet ?

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    Re: KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post
    With the 10% discount it comes down to $62 per box.

    Is that $6.20 per sheet ?

    plus shipping

    -Dan

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    Re: KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    Just for perspective....

    Portra 400NC = $99.99/10

    TXP = $54.95/10

    B&H prices before taxes and shipping.

    Ilford HP5 = $78.95/25 or $3.16 per is about half the price of TMY.

    But processing costs remain the same, as well as other equipment, travel, etc. so the difference between using it or the film you want to use is only $3 a sheet.

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    Re: KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    When taking a photo safari, the following costs are incurred:
    Gasoline $0.25/mile
    Tolls $50/trip
    Meals $20-$50/day
    Rooms $50-$200/day
    Film $72/day ($6/sheet x 12 sheets)
    Chemicals $10/day for film and paper developers and fix.
    Photo Paper Figure 1/5 of the film cost to proof the negatives $15/day
    Sometimes Workshop tuitions $400-$600

    Film (even at $6/sheet) is still less than 1/4 of the total cost. I think I'll spring for the $6.20/sheet TMY.

    BUT, it sure makes the stuff I bought last week for $5.40/sheet (including shipping) and the stuff I purchased for $3/sheet back in 2007 look like bargains!

    The only thing worse than spending $6.20/sheet is waking up one day to find it is unavailable. It will never be cheaper or more available than it is now, so stock up while you can.

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    Re: KB Canham Comes Through - 8x10 T Max Available

    And the photographs you make: priceless!
    (Ahhh, how did a moth get on the film?)
    (Is that my thumb there?)
    (Uhh, reciprocity, right...)
    (Oh, move the f/stop the other way...)
    (Angels? No.... ah, nuts, not a light leak!)
    (Stupid wind!)
    (Ow ow ow ow! Tripod leg spikes and Birkenstocks do not mix!!! Owweeee!)

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