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  1. Leonard

    Hi there! Awesome blog you have here. Did you face any issues bringing the D-76 powders through customs?

  2. Brian Carter

    Japan is great for those interested in photography, especially film photography. I found every city seems to have a “camera district” area with several different small camera repair shops. There were three or four shops within a block of each other in Hiroshima, and one had a (now) expensive grip for the Olympus OM-3 and OM-4 cameras at a very reasonable price. I also found excellent used lenses and bought a few bodies too. I visited other shops in Osaka and Kyoto, and every Yodabashi seems to have an incredible selection of film.

    BTW, I found you through your Taipei video. That was great. I think you should do more videos in that style — very inspiring. Also, come back to Thailand, there’s so much more than Bangkok! Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai for temples and ruins; Khao Yai and Doi Ithanon for wild jungles and nature; Krabi, Koh Samui, and Koh Phi Phi for great beaches and picturesque islands.

    Within ~2 hours and for under US$200 round trip, you have incredible opportunities to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Corregidor in the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, and Sarawak in Malaysia to take some amazing pictures.

    I suspect you face the same challenge I do: work. It always seems to get in the way of travel.

    Thanks for the videos and the blog.

    • filmbasedtraveler

      I got mine from Yodobashi store. And disposable cameras are quite easy to find around Tokyo but more expensive than if you buy from the Yodobashi.

  3. wxchue

    Hi filmbasedtraveler, Thanks for your awesome sharing. I’m interested in develop film myself, however it is hard to get chemical in Singapore and quite pricey if I ship from oversea. I’ve a coming trip to Japan and planning to buy some chemical back from there. In Yodobashi camera, do they carry C-41 color developer starter kit or it has to buy in different items (like developer + blix + fixer…etc). I’m worry language barrier over there. Hope you may also able to recommend any chemicals/ items to get from there as well? Much appreciated. 🙂

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