An updated list compiled from the books authored by Bernhard J Suess.
Artcraft Chemicals, Inc.
P.O. Box 583
Schenectady, NY 12301
(800) 682-1730; (518) 355-8700
assembles and sells kits and chemicals for mixing developers, alternate processes, and archival testing.
c/o Schneider Optics
285 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 761-5000; fax (631) 761-5090
Write and request an informative 52 page booklet for B+W filters, including transmission charts, examples, and descriptions.
3701 West Moore Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714)432-7070; fax (714)432-7102
The company has a good selection of archival washers as well as paper and other photographic products.
890 Supreme Drive
Bensenville, IL 60106
(800) CALUMET; fax (800) 577-FOTO (orders only)
Sells the usual cameras and photo gear, but also some unusual items like shutter testers. You want a spanner wrench? Calumet has 'em. Want to know what a spanner wrench is? They'll tell you. Many stores world wide.
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY 14650
(800) 242-2424, ext. 19; in Canada (800)465-6325
For detailed information about Kodak professional photographic products and technical advice.
101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007-1380
(800) 728-6999; (609) 573-6250; fax (609) 573-6295
A place to look for hard-to-find things. The company has pH meters, all kinds of digital thermometers, loupes, and lots more.
West 70 Century Road
Paramus, NJ 07653
(800) 631-2522; (201) 265-6000
Obtain information about Ilford products. Ilfopro is an association for professional photographers using Ilford products. Technical info is available at the Web site.
JOBO Fototechnic Inc.
[Germany; US site appears tio be down]
P.O. Box 87310
Canton, MI 48187
Manufactures film and print processors and other darkroom and digital products.
P.O. Box 787
Brea, CA 92822-0787
Sells a wide range of photographic products, including an especially strong line of archival materials.
626 Hanover Pike, Suite 102
Hampstead, Maryland 21074
Manufactures and sells an interesting variety of developers (including Edwal FG-7), photo chemicals, lighting equipment and other products.
Oriental Photo USA
945 West Hyde Park Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302
(800) 999-1984; fax (310) 673-5988
The distributor of Oriental photographic paper in the United States.
PEI (PHOTO> Electronic Imaging) Magazine
229 Peachtree St NE, Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA
This is one of the better magazines covering digital imaging and photography in transition. The Web site is a source of valuable information about emerging digital technologies.
Photo Marketing Association International (PMA)
This Web site has connections to many photographic manufacturers. Although some information is only available to PMA members, it's a good place to start if you're looking for anything related to photography or digital imaging.
editorial: 6600 West Touhy Avenue
P.O. Box 48312
Niles, IL 60714
subscriptions: P.O. Box 585
Mt. Morris, IL 61054-7686
One of my oldest subscriptions to a photo magazine. Although I write articles for the magazine on occasion, that's not why I recommend them. I've been a subscriber for much longer than I've been writing articles. Well worth the subscription cost.
P.O. Box 950
Condon, Montana 59826
(800) 922-5255; (406) 754-2891
Manufactures and sells film and print developers, kits, and chemicals including some hard-to-find components.
The Pierce Company
3258 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(800) 338-9801; (612) 721-7254
Distributor of plastic bags for all sizes of photographs. The bags are excellent for protecting photos - separately or matted and framed - in storage and transit.
Porter's Camera Store
P.O. Box 628
Cedar Falls, IA 50613-0628
(800) 553-2001; (319) 268-0104
Has a comprehensive catalog, including Rexton inks for rubber stamping onto RC prints in small quantities (two-, four-, eight-, and sixteen-ounce bottles).
Print File, Inc.
P.O. Box 607638
Orlando, FL 32860-7638
Manufactures a wide assortment of archival storage products for film and prints. I use their archival albums for storing negative files. The photo preservers, in sizes 8 x 10, 11 x 14, and 16 x 20 are excellent for storing and protecting prints. Most of the product line is available through local photography stores, though the photo preservers may have to be special ordered. They're worth the extra effort.
P.O. Box 412
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(609) 751-0496; fax (609) 663-4040
Rexton makes many photographic chemicals in addition to RC inks. For larger amounts of the Rexton ink/solvent system and technical questions, contact Rexton Photographic directly.
The View Camera Store, Inc.
(formerly Darkroom Innovations)
PO Box 19450
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
P.O. Box 3620
Carefree, AZ 85377
(480) 767-7105; fax (480) 767-7106
Provides items for the dedicated black-and-white and large format photographer, including film developing tubes, testing services, plotting software, view cameras, and unique accessories.
Bernhard J Suess
P.O. Box 526
Bethlehem, PA 18016-0526
For information on workshops, photography, the tone cube, or questions, write to the author at the above address.