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Film developing question for photographers

Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by mikeybot, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. mikeybot

    mikeybot SPANAKOPITA!!!

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    So, my dad left behind all kinds of black & white, color and infra-red rolls that haven't been developed. The film has been properly stored and still can be developed, but we don't want to trust it to CVS/Walmart/etc.
    Does anyone know of places that are good that can develop this as well as digitally scan the negatives so we don't have to worry about keeping them around/losing them/degradation?
    I realize that we might have to send the film out, so it'd be preferable if it was a company in the northeast, but I realize we can't be choosy about this.

    Thanks.
     
  2. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Registered User

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    Wow; haven't had to think about that in a while. I used to be a darkroom tech for a photographer in college - (save your racist jokes). Anyway, as far as film developing goes, make sure whoever you send it to knows the difference between B&W and Color film. Put them in separate envelopes and label them in BIG letters. I've seen color houses process B&W film with color process (which ruins the roll). They won't take responsibility either.
     
  3. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Save them for where, church? This is Wackbag.
     
  4. NikkorTheMonk

    NikkorTheMonk Registered User

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    Eh, take that shit to Walmart. The black and white might have to be sent off but they take care of all that unless it's C-41 process which can be run through a color processor. Walmart and almost every other processing place uses a service that cleans and maintains their equipment and that includes mixing of fresh chemicals on a regular basis. If it's a heavily used business just ask to see a strip of empty negative from a previous customers order from that day and if it looks thin then come back in a week.
     
  5. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    ugggggg..... i did that to some poor shlep, poor guy brought a roll of konica B&W into our shop, i had never seen konica B&W the canisters were the exact same as the color ones... when i worked at the lab we ruined all kinds of shit, one time the old geezer that i worked with ran 10 rolls of a wedding though the film processor and never put the lids on, and nope.... its never our fault :)
     

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