View Full Version : 5x7 Film Bulk Purchase Thoughts

Ted Harris
24-Jul-2007, 09:06
I am working on several alternatives to make a bulk purchase of 5x7 Fuji Film direct from Japan. In order for this to happen there will need to be enough interest to cover the cost of at least 50 boxes (20 sheets per box) and more likely 100 boxes for a minimum order. Weather I will do this direct or through a dealer reamins to be seen. Details when I have some pricing ideas that make some sense. For ballparking assume it will cost in the range of $100 a box + shipping delivered to you. Hopefully, less than that but it won't get much lower.

I'd like to hear how many boxes of what type of film might be spoken for if we could something together. Assume that Provia, Velvia, Velvia 100 can all be aprt of the mix and possibly 160NC, Astia and Acros as well. Finally, if you are interested, would you be willing to pay up front?

24-Jul-2007, 10:02
An interesting proposition. I just bought two boxes of 5x7 Provia from Badger so I am relatively well stocked - for now. However, depending on timing, I'd likely order a couple more boxes. I'd be willing to work it 50% up front and the other 50% upon shipment.


24-Jul-2007, 11:14
Hi Ted,

Since I'm able to order as much Ilford & Kodak B&W as I need from Rob Skeoch (www.bigcamera.com) up here in Canada I'm fixed for that end of things.

However, since he can't order Fuji films... I'd be interested in some Provia and, perhaps, Acros (I've not shot Acros before but have always wondered about it. :))

Long story short... I purchased some from Jeff at Badger Graphics a short while ago but I'd still be prepared to consider 3 boxes of Provia and 2 boxes of Acros (and perhaps more depending on what the price will be.)

Secondly, how will this be handled going across the border to Canada?

Thanks for organizing this Ted... I wish you the best of luck.


Sal Santamaura
24-Jul-2007, 12:46
To the best of my knowledge, Acros is not now nor has it ever been manufactured in 5x7. Someone please correct that if it's wrong.

Gudmundur Ingolfsson
24-Jul-2007, 13:36
I have a great interest in 5x7” color negative film either Portra 160 NC or
Fuji 160 Pro S and would want to buy 100 to 200 sheets depending on the price.
I would also like to help promoting sales of such a film if available.
Up front payment would not be a problem

Chauncey Walden
24-Jul-2007, 14:50
I would go for two boxes of Velvia 50.

Ted Harris
24-Jul-2007, 14:54
Thanks for the response so far. BTW, I do not intend to compete with Jeff at Badger and if this gains any momentum will just turn it over to him. He and I spoke briefly about such a possibiliy several months ago. Jim at Midwest is also a possibility.

I will continue to see how the count goes and see if we really have anything approaching "critical mass."

24-Jul-2007, 14:58
I would also be interested in some Velvia. Too bad it isn't available in the ISO 50 (yet). I would probably do a max of 2 boxes if it was $100 a box.

Hugo Zhang
24-Jul-2007, 16:42
I have nerver used color sheet films before. I think I can try a few boxes if you need to reach a goal.

Antonio Corcuera
24-Jul-2007, 20:08
I'd be very interested in at least 100 sheets of colour film, ideally Fuji 160S.

Dave Aharonian
24-Jul-2007, 20:12
I'd be interested in a couple boxes of 160nc (or Fuji 160 Pro-S) and I'd also pay up front if needed. Thanks for your efforts here in looking into this!

Jim Grimes
24-Jul-2007, 20:31
I would be interested in either Provia and/or Velvia in 5x7. Two boxes either way.

Dirk Rösler
25-Jul-2007, 18:30
Acros is not made in 5x7, new Velvia 50 only on special order (I suspect the usual $10K).

Also could not find any trace of 5x7 negative films in the datasheets. NC is made in 4x5 (loose & QL), NS in 4x5 and 8x10.

Ted Harris
25-Jul-2007, 18:56
Thanks Dirk.

Antonio Corcuera
26-Jul-2007, 05:59
Fuji does include 160S in 13x18:

Jim Grimes
26-Jul-2007, 18:57
New Velvia a special order in 5x7? After reading Ted's article in View Camera, I would commit to a few boxes if necessary.