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09-02-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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Less and less film stuff at my favorite store...

This last weekend I made the trip out to my favorite camera store with the plan to buy a couple of one gallon jugs to mix up a batch of Diafine.

Well, the store has cut back their darkroom supplies to almost nothing.

Yes, it was a sad day.

So any ideas where to find one gallon jugs in Vancover or the lower mainland?

Anyone have a favorite store that still carries darkroom supplies?

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I've actually managed to get my nearest store to take home more film...so there is still hope. Guess what...they cary Pentax as well, on walking distance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
This last weekend I made the trip out to my favorite camera store with the plan to buy a couple of one gallon jugs to mix up a batch of Diafine.

Well, the store has cut back their darkroom supplies to almost nothing.

Yes, it was a sad day.

So any ideas where to find one gallon jugs in Vancover or the lower mainland?

Anyone have a favorite store that still carries darkroom supplies?
Beau Photo in Vancouver at 6th and Granville has everything you need. they also have a good supply of film, colour and b&w.

Beau Photo Supplies - Cameras, Equipment, Albums, Rentals

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gofour3,

Thanks for the link, I'd forgotten about them. I'll try them this weekend.

Douglas,

HOW did you get your local store to increase there film stuff? Of the tree I can walk to, non carry darkroom supplies. But they all carry Pentax!

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gofour3,

Thanks for the link, I'd forgotten about them. I'll try them this weekend.

Douglas,

HOW did you get your local store to increase there film stuff? Of the tree I can walk to, non carry darkroom supplies. But they all carry Pentax!
Beau Photo is not open on the weekend, just Monday to Friday.

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Hmm...

Looks like I'll have to wait until I get a day off work then...

Thanks for the heads up.
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It's getting harder and harder for the camera stores to even get darkroom supplies delivered
I've heard that the trucking companies insurance companies just don't want them hauling chemicals.
I honestly can't blame them either, the way some news casts make every chemical sound like a hazardous good... after a spill.
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If your store accepts UPS deliveries they can get chemicals.

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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
Hmm...

Looks like I'll have to wait until I get a day off work then...

Thanks for the heads up.
I live close to Beau Photo, so if you want me to check something out for you let me know.

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I live close to Beau Photo, so if you want me to check something out for you let me know.

Phil.
Looks like a good store....too bad they list every brand (even Holga) but no Pentax. ..
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I live close to Beau Photo, so if you want me to check something out for you let me know.

Phil.
Thanks for the offer. All I am looking for is a pair of 1 gal jugs so that I can mix up my Diafine.

I might just resort to buying a couple of gallons of distilled water and using that.

I was also thinking of picking up a changing bag. At the moment, I am renovating and my "dark room" is without a door.

Anyhow, I have some days off coming up. I'll check them out during a weekday, and get to the bottom of why they carry no Pentax!
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Looks like a good store....too bad they list every brand (even Holga) but no Pentax. ..
Beau Photo is more of a supply store than a camera store. They would not be my first choice if I was in the market to buy a new Pentax camera. Kerrisdale Cameras is better if you want new Pentax gear and they have a good selection of used Pentax stuff.

Beau has lots of darkroom supplies, pro studio lighting, light tables, bags, tripods, filters and a huge selection of film. They will also order items for you that they do not normally stock, like a linear polarizer and so on.

Phil

PS I forgot I bought my Pentax Lupe from Beau Photo, so they do carry some Pentax products.

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