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    Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

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    Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    Suddenly the state of my freezer doesn't seem so OCD.

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    Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    I can’t relate to this kind of thing.

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    Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    I am still buying

    I expect inflation
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    Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    Well, these are not durable goods, so prepping for some possible future doesn’t make all that much sense.

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    Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    It's a fine line between " not enough" and "too much".

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    Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    This morning I got my combined gas and electric bill, an hour later it was up 20%

    Some film lasts very well

    I buy on schedule

    for years

    year in

    & out

    Don't misuse 'prepping'

    please



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    Well, these are not durable goods, so prepping for some possible future doesn’t make all that much sense.
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    Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    Film, paper and chemicals all go bad if not used. I never understood why buy more than one needs. I throw out so much spoiled stuff already. For me it is more economical to buy the paper, film and chemicals just before I need them. Usually shipped to me in just a few days.

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    Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    I don't have a lot of film in my freezer, maybe a year's worth, but my problem is I shoot so many formats. Off the top of my head there's 127, 35mm, 120, 9x12, 4x5 5x7, and 8x10. Oops, forgot half plate. The second problem is I haven't been shooting a whole lot of film the past two years but instead have been concentrating on wet plate. I've been shooting film when it gets way too cold for wet plate, mostly.


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    Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    My stash of FROZEN Ektar 25 and Agfapan 25 has held up perfectly over the years. I'm glad I stocked up. And since I mix most of my chemicals from raw stuff, I have no problem -- plus, I got most of the stuff from the local University for free. They don't want to pay to have it disposed. How about a pound of silver nitrate crystals for free? So of course I find space.

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