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AdyB
AdyB  5
24 Aug 2009 - 12:50 PM

I'm back shooting 35mm film (black & white / Agfa APX and Fuji Neopan currently) along side digital at weddings.

Also bringing the old RB67 out of retirement shooting mainly colour transparency and black & white.

Used to use Transpacolor for all my E6 and a local lab for black & white. The local lab has since closed and although Transpacolor still do some excellent digital printing for me I would like to try out a couple of alternative labs for film processing - pref ones which are regularly processing film (and checking their chemistry) and a good rep.

Recently had negs back from a lab (will remain un-named) with scratches on the emuilsion. Don't mind scanning but sitting for hours doing unnecessary re-touching is not what I had planned.

Any recommendations or advice appreciated.

Thanks.

Last Modified By AdyB at 24 Aug 2009 - 12:55 PM
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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101448 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 12:55 PM

A couple of well respected names are Peak Imaging in Sheffield and Loxley in Glasgow.
Apologies if one of these is the one that caused scratches Smile

Last Modified By dark_lord at 24 Aug 2009 - 12:56 PM
BigCol
BigCol e2 Member 131835 forum postsBigCol vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 2:41 PM

Peak imaging are very good, gotta agree with dark_lord, in fact I've just sent of a batch of 120 flims for processing.
Another I'm just trying is e6processing.co.uk They do a Dev and scan service which is keenly priced. Just sent off a couple of films from the weekend so I'll let you know how it goes. They're a subsidiary of Spectrum who i've used once before, but a long time ago.

AlanTW
AlanTW  11342 forum posts
24 Aug 2009 - 2:43 PM

Another vote for Peak Imaging

Alan

franken
franken e2 Member 113050 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 4:11 PM

Bookmarking!

AdyB
AdyB  5
25 Aug 2009 - 2:36 PM

Thanks for suggestions. Believe I used Peak way back in the 90s for E6 until I heard about Transpacolour who were then slightly cheaper.

Have just sent two black & white films (well, one is Neopan CN400) to Digitalab in Newcastle. A little apprehensive because one of the films is an Agfa APX 25. I'll post an update on results.

Will give Peak a try with my next rolls of E6.

Cheers
Ady

BigCol
BigCol e2 Member 131835 forum postsBigCol vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 3:24 PM

Oh, Transpacolor. I'd completely forgotten about them. Didn't realise they were stil going.

I also used to use Lab35 as they were local but now they've moved up to Leicester.

Last Modified By BigCol at 25 Aug 2009 - 3:27 PM
Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318433 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 3:31 PM

Many of the labs we've tested over the years are still going, so our Processing Test here should be helpful.

Last Modified By Pete at 25 Aug 2009 - 3:32 PM
dwilkin
dwilkin e2 Member 724249 forum postsdwilkin vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2009 - 10:58 AM

I use Peak as well, and I know that Jeff (JJGee) does, too...

Last Modified By dwilkin at 30 Aug 2009 - 10:58 AM
joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2009 - 11:00 AM


Quote: Many of the labs we've tested over the years are still going,

Surprising.... but also encouraging....

matt5791
matt5791  10747 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2009 - 9:18 AM

As always I receommend Palm Lab in Birmingham - they do a lot of B&W processing and printing (both digitally and by hand onto Ilford) Steve and Simon are very experienced.

Matt

landandlight
31 Aug 2009 - 9:20 AM

Loxleys no longer do any processing I'm afraid

503CW
503CW  4 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2009 - 9:24 AM

Yes, Palm are a great, proper traditional lab with all the digital services too.


Quote: I'm back shooting 35mm film (black & white / Agfa APX and Fuji Neopan currently) along side digital at weddings.

I noticed that, if you are after Agfa APX100 - Ag Photographic have an amazing deal on Rollei Retro 100 - which is AGFA APX100 - Ag Photographic

25 for 20 rolls 35mm 36.

dwilkin
dwilkin e2 Member 724249 forum postsdwilkin vcard United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 - 11:38 AM

I looked at Palm, but couldn't find any kind of price list...

AidanT
AidanT  749 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 - 6:02 PM

I use Dunns of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. They have a van service fro pickup and delivery. I'm afraid I don't know how far they travel but I'm sure they would do a postal servive.

Aidan

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