There is a worldwide shortage on all film, which has now affected stock & availability, and will continue for many months ahead. While we are doing everything we can to obtain as much stock as possible, there will be times that we simply will not have enough for everyone and will not have some types available at all.
Best way around this? But as much as you can afford to, stock up and keep them in the fridge – this way you’ll always have a film handy for the times when you really need it. We are on a mission to get our hot hands on as much film as we possibly can, to keep you, our dedicated film lovers happy.
*There has also been some huge increases in the costs of film as a result of many contributing reasons: Supply/Demand, Increased Costs, Lack of Production Materials & Shipment/Delivery Increases.
Film for cameras that use the 35mm still format is sold as a long strip of emulsion-coated and perforated plastic spooled in a light-tight cassette. Before each exposure, a mechanism inside the camera is used to pull an unexposed area of the strip out of the cassette and into position behind the camera lens. When all exposures have been made the strip is rewound into the cassette. After the film is chemically developed, the strip shows a series of small negative images. It is usually then cut into sections for easier handling. Each of these photographed images may be referred to as a negative and an entire strip or set of images may be collectively referred to as “the negatives”. They are the master images, from which all positive prints will derive, so they are handled and stored with special care.