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Offline Arindam Ghosh

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Film Photography Shops
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:25:34 PM »
This is a post I put up in JJMPF regarding information from where I sourced my films and then get them processed. Putting it here for the benefit of PCI members.

I get my Neopan Acros 120 and Reala 120 from:

Nikhil Bajaria
Nikhil Enterprise, Bajaria Chambers
93/95, Bazargate Street,
Fort, Mumbai-400001
Phone: 022-22623035

He keeps lots of other films as well like Provia 100f (120) and Fuji 800 (135). However, I am not aware of his latest stock. He sends my films using Registered Post. My other films like Portra, Velvia, Tri-X are usually obtained from BHphotovideo and Adorama.

For the past three years, I have been getting all my films processed and printed from Idea Creative. The contact details are:

Ramesh Prabhakar
Idea creative Solutions,
Shop No.1, Sharma Building,
New Prabhadevi Road,
Prabhadevi, Mumbai-400025
Phone: 022-65730184, 9594055751

Idea Creative does everything from C-41, E-6 (in both 35mm and 120) to black&white (35mm & 120), IR films, and also push processing upto 3 stops. Printing rates for the photographs are bit on the expensive side, but I can vouch for their quality. I always get those 'special' pictures printed from him. I send my rolls to him using DTDC, and then he ships it back to me.

I also posted information about a place where I get my cameras serviced.
Asif Latif
Latif Precision Works,
24, Chowringhee Road,

Mr.Latif recently serviced my Hasselblad 500c/m. I have met him personally, and it looks like he knows what he's doing. His charges can be a bit steep, but quality of his work is excellent. He repairs all sorts of medium format and 35mm cameras. I didn't ask about large format cameras. You can ask him about any particular camera if you wish to.
One can also send their camera to him by post, and then get their camera back by post in case they unable to carry out the transaction in person.
Those willing to go there in person can get down at Esplanade metro station, then walk towards Grand hotel. Walk straight past Grand Hotel till you reach Bible House. Just next to Bible House is YMCA. Between these two buildings on your left, you'll see an alley. In that alley, you'll find a small shop on your right with glass doors, having the board Latif Precision Works. The shop, from outside, doesn't inspire much confidence. But once you enter inside and meet Mr. Asif Latif, the impression changes.
First timers can give him my reference.
Time can be an issue though. If you are in a hurry, then he is not the guy. He likes taking some time, will give you an estimate after going through the camera, and then starts the work only after he gets your clearance.
Hope this is of help to fellow members looking to get their costly film cameras serviced at some reliable place.

Hope this is of help to people interested in film photography. Waiting for others to pitch in.
Arindam Ghosh

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Re: Film Photography Shops
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 12:19:48 AM »
Idea and Nikhil appear to be quite popular in Bombay for people who still shoot film...I haven't really shot much for quite a while now to be very honest but would recommend Idea as a good place.

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Latest Nikhil Bajaria's prices
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 09:08:47 PM »
Hello everyone.
I got this information regarding Nikhil Bajaria's film prices as on 01st March 2014. Sharing it with all of you:

Reala 100 120Rs 380
Provia 100F 135/36Rs 600
Provia 100F 120Rs 400
Neopan 100 135/36Rs 375
Tri X 400 120Rs 470
Tri X 400 135/36Rs 460
TMax 100 120Rs 460
TMax 100 135/36Rs 410


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Re: Film Photography Shops
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 01:06:45 PM »
Any idea, where can I get a bulk film loader? There is one shop in mumbai which sells 200ft film roll, which can be loaded in empty cassettes...I was thinking of giving it a try...

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Re: Film Photography Shops
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 09:34:07 PM »
Any idea where in Kolkata I can get 120 film developed? Also any shops in Kolkata where I can get 120 film? I don't need anything super fancy, only want to try my hand in MF and hence would like to get cheap 120 film purely for experiments.
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Re: Film Photography Shops
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 01:33:44 PM »
Any idea where in Kolkata I can get 120 film developed? Also any shops in Kolkata where I can get 120 film? I don't need anything super fancy, only want to try my hand in MF and hence would like to get cheap 120 film purely for experiments.

You may want to check with Bourne and Shepherd. They used to process rolls till some time recently, not sure if they still do it.
Haven't any idea about where you can find film though. There is a chance you'll get expired rolls in some of those old Esplanade shops but it's better to look for fresh film.

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Re: Film Photography Shops
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2015, 02:30:57 PM »
Thank you very much for the information!!!

I will need loads of 120 (mainly BW) + 4x5 (or even may be 5x7 and 8x10 in future). Do the shops you mentioned also sell those?