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Thread: B&H has 8x10 TMax 400 in stock right now

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    Re: B&H has 8x10 TMax 400 in stock right now

    Quote Originally Posted by jp View Post

    With the price of silver as shown in

    http://silverprice.org/silver-price-history.html
    The silver content in a 8x10 sheet now is under $1 worth, during the high 2011/12 silver prices it could had been around $1.7.

    Cheap X-Ray films have even x3 more silver. Tabular emulsions contain the minimum figures (around 3gr/m2 ?), perhaps 1/5 of what some X-Ray (until 18gr/m2) films can contain.

    RoHS is from 2002/2003, but took effect on 1 July 2006, this is when the Silver price rocketed. Probably high prices stimulated prospection and production, so most of RoHS effect happened yet. IMHO you are pretty right about how market behaves.

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    Re: B&H has 8x10 TMax 400 in stock right now

    B&H has the annoying habit of jacking the price of certain films & papers when they're in short supply, then relaxing the price when they're abundant. As far as comparing certain substitute films, TMY not only has the extra speed often needed in small-aperture 8X10 outdoor work, but has much better edge effect than TMX, so actually looks sharper in a print, despite the slower TMX having the ability to carry a bit more detail. FP4 does not dig as deep into the shadows as much as either TMax, nor have the same degree of plus development potential. I shoot all these films in 8X10, depending on conditions and subject matter. But Delta 100 is a completely different animal more in the league of old-school Plus-X with a very long toe. TMax also seems to be a more robust than Ilford sheet films in terms of Dev scratches. Batch to batch consistency has been excellent for me so far.

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    Re: B&H has 8x10 TMax 400 in stock right now

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    B&H has the annoying habit of jacking the price of certain films & papers when they're in short supply, then relaxing the price when they're abundant...
    That's exactly the opposite of what I reported in this thread. On December 1 (post #11), when it had only five (very fresh) boxes left, B&H significantly lowered the price of 8x10 TMY-2. Then, yesterday, when it received a large shipment of 8x10 TMY-2, B&H kept the price at $89.95 per box, compared to the $104 per box it had been charging up through November 30.

    Even if the practice you describe had happened (it didn't), I wouldn't refer to it as "annoying." Rather, I'd call it "supply and demand in action."

    It's interesting to note that, since I wrote post #20 yesterday, B&H has already sold ten boxes of 8x10 TMY-2. Available stock is down to 138 boxes.

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    Re: B&H has 8x10 TMax 400 in stock right now

    Oh Gosh, Sal, I've been following this for quite awhile in their film & paper pricing. Don't get me wrong - I buy quite a bit from them. But whenever they know they've got a stranglehold on a commodity ...

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    Re: B&H has 8x10 TMax 400 in stock right now

    B&H just got in another shipment of 8x10 TMY-2. As I post this, there are 142 boxes available at $89.95 per 10-sheet box.


    Note that that's $10 per box lower than the current price of 8x10 320TXP.

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    Re: B&H has 8x10 TMax 400 in stock right now

    Sal:
    Thanks for the heads-up regarding the Tmax400 pricing & availability at B&H.
    Just placed an order for 8x10 & 4x5.
    Free shipping to boot!!

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