I am obviously failing to understand the special quality of the new Yashica ISO400 24exp mono 35mm film - a leading Swiss Ebay seller is offering a single roll for £60.99!
That would buy 12 rolls of 36exp Ilford HP5 Plus 400 here in the UK - one of the finest fast mono films money can buy. I can't believe they'll sell a single roll at that price; the colour version is also a whopping £59.99. I see they're also selling the new Yashica MF-1 though at a slightly more credible price - assuming it's been well-made and has a decent lens...
.... a leading Swiss Ebay seller is offering a single roll for £60.99!
There are a few Chinese sellers listing both of these in 2, 5, and 10 packs through ebay to the US - and they're all overpriced but nothing close to that for one roll! That's a ridiculous price no matter what's in the box. I bought a 100 foot bulk roll of TMax 200 for far less, and I'll pass on the trendy mystery film.
yashica.com is now being held, owned by some dubious HK syndicate, some have speculated. Neither this domain, nor into any Way, this has something to-do with the great old YASHICA brand, we do all knew & love....it's simply since 2005 laid to rest, Kyocera (the ceramic giant) shut-down all of the Yashica brand business into spring 2005. I knew this quite well - and there was even a DPR Post then - it felt literally like a Death into the Family...
Please don't buy some overpriced garbage with unknown Film inside, only because it's being Yashica-branded and also hefty expensive, quite useless.
For B&W 135 Films, i've always loved, liked & used Kodak T-Max 100, 400, Tri-X/TX400, Ilford Delta 100/XP2 Super, HP5, Scala x200 Agfa, APX 100 & 400. Color: Kodak Ektar 100, Portra 400, Ektachrome 100, and way before: Kodachrome. Hope that helps.