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Got a 2 pack of SR-44 batteries from Maplin today for £2.99. 50% off in a closing down sale. Still not as cheap as online admittedly but a bearable price for 2 of them. Any wonder they went to the wall trying to sell 2 of them for £5.99 originally?
 
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Got a 2 pack of SR-44 batteries from Maplin today for £2.99. 50% off in a closing down sale. Still not as cheap as online admittedly but a bearable price for 2 of them. Any wonder they went to the wall trying to sell 2 of them for £5.99 originally?
That's what I said. Their CR123 and CR2s are about £6 each, you can get 2 pair for that on eBay.
 

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Might be a bargain Minolta X-300 (good basic camera) with a 35-70mm zoom..well I can't see clearly in the picture but the zoom looks like mine which is the same one used on a Leica (when Minolta and Leica co-operated) and is very good. If not and the ordinary Minolta zoom, then for a newbie it's still a good combo if you can get it for under £20.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Minolta-...115521&hash=item2aa4a2de63:g:eksAAOSwWCBau2G7
 

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I bought a couple of bags in Poundland, and so far have only needed the first bag. A problem I have is getting them out when the chems are exhausted, they tend to fall into the sink and a few break each time. Maybe I'll need that second bag one day!
 

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I bought a couple of bags in Poundland, and so far have only needed the first bag. A problem I have is getting them out when the chems are exhausted, they tend to fall into the sink and a few break each time. Maybe I'll need that second bag one day!
Sieve!
 

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Hasselblad used to have an advert offering one of their cameras completely free if you were prepared to collect it. It was the one NASA left on the moon.
Have a word with Elon Musk - he might be able to help you retrieve it.
 

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Portra 400 in 120 format on eBa y for £32.99 with free delivery from Carmarthen Cameras. Sorry I haven't got a link.
 
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I bought a couple of bags in Poundland, and so far have only needed the first bag. A problem I have is getting them out when the chems are exhausted, they tend to fall into the sink and a few break each time. Maybe I'll need that second bag one day!
Use a seive :)
 

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Portra 400 in 120 format on eBa y for £32.99 with free delivery from Carmarthen Cameras. Sorry I haven't got a link.
I think the 120 may have gone, but the 5-packs of 135 Portra 400 at £39.99 with free delivery are currently pretty competitive. Portra 160 at £37.99...

However their 5-pack of Acros 120 is dearer than Silverprint's by quite a lot (though their postage is cheaper, unless you go wild with Silverprint... which I just did!).
 
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Forgive me if this has been mentioned already, but WEX are offering 10% off film for the month of April with this voucher code: FILM-0418

As today is 30 April, this would be your last opportunity to avail this offer.

I've picked up about 12 boxes of Fuji Pro 400H at £26.99 a pop. It's a shame that WEX don't seem to carry Ektar or Portra 800 though, as Calumet once did.
 

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Forgive me if this has been mentioned already, but WEX are offering 10% off film for the month of April with this voucher code: FILM-0418

As today is 30 April, this would be your last opportunity to avail this offer.

I've picked up about 12 boxes of Fuji Pro 400H at £26.99 a pop. It's a shame that WEX don't seem to carry Ektar or Portra 800 though, as Calumet once did.
Mind you their prices have gone up hugely... Tri-X from £5 at Calumet to £6.99!!! :( Ilford prices are pretty good though.

EDIT: I think AG would still be cheaper for Tri-X even with the discounts, though it's a while since I checked them. They do a 5% 10-pack discount usually.
 
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Notting Hill, London - £70

https://www.gumtree.com/p/non-digit...r-35mm-film-camera-w-original-case/1297730562

I'm surprised this is still for sale - if you look carefully, the lens on this camera appears to be an SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 M42, which is easily worth the asking price. The seller also seems pretty keen to get rid and is keen on offers - I'd be surprised if they declined £50. I have emailed and they have confirmed the camera is in good working condition.

The only reason I haven't picked it up is because I remembered I still have a Spotmatic F, with a 50mm f/1.4, that I bought in West London, still waiting for a test roll... :banana:
 

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@ChrisR The ad that freecom2 has linked to also has other Pentax lenses for sale. One of them is the 28-80 which you have in your list as a probable/possible rotating front element, so maybe worth an email to ask? She's in Notting Hill, though, so not sure if she might post?
https://www.gumtree.com/p/non-digit...macro-zoom-lens-pentax-camera-lens/1297862882
That's one you need to watch out for! It's NOT the SMC Pentax-A 28-80, but the un-coated Pentax-A 28-80. I got caught by something similar before, only the seller had actually listed it as SMC when it wasn't, so had to take it back. The SMC one has a Pentaxforums user rating of 8.5, the uncoated Pentax-A has a rating of 6.6 (below what I'd consider), while the Takumar-A (also K-mount) has a rating of 4.7!

But thanks for the thought, anyway.
 
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Local Boots had Lomography 120 C41 film, 3 pack for £6.70. Buy 2 packs get second half price. So 6 films for £10.05. I cleaned out the Crewe Grand Junction branch. (They only had 2 packs).
 

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Local Boots had Lomography 120 C41 film, 3 pack for £6.70. Buy 2 packs get second half price. So 6 films for £10.05. I cleaned out the Crewe Grand Junction branch. (They only had 2 packs).
Well thanks for that.....:confused::D
 
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Local Boots had Lomography 120 C41 film, 3 pack for £6.70. Buy 2 packs get second half price. So 6 films for £10.05. I cleaned out the Crewe Grand Junction branch. (They only had 2 packs).
Is that the 400 speed one? Did it have a reduced sticker on, or did it come up on the till at that price?
 
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Surprised to see the Spotmatic F and the fast 50 still for sale! One of the most developed M42 cameras with one of the best Pentax standard lenses.
 
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Lomography film? I don't know... you'll be growing a beard, wearing jeans at half-mast and drinking craft coffee out of jam jars next, David! It's a slippery slope! ;)

Craft Coffee ??

Is that Camp coffee or some hipster sooperlatte-frappachino-skinnybeansin tipple I've never heard of..:)

my Dad drinks Camp Coffee....its foul and he's an idjut....but that's dads for you
 

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I've just noticed Jessops are doing Delta 400 120 film for £3.97. They have it listed twice on the website though, which leads me to wonder if the cheaper one is near dated. https://www.jessops.com/p/ilford/delta-400-120-roll-18622
well its gone now, back up to £9 a roll.......NINE............QUID...o_O

haven't bottomed a cheapest but happened to notice FFordes are selling it for £4.70


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Delta 400 120 film for £3.97

I haven't used this film before so I ordered 5 rolls at the reduced price. Wish I had ordered more as I can't see me using this film again at the new price!
 
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