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filmforever
19 Jan 2010 - 3:39 PM

The problem with processing labs is one of consistancy, one that is good one month, can return scratched negs the next.
Have you considered processing your own?..This is what I now do....all you need is a processing tank, spirals, plus a film changing bag to load film into the tank in daylight and you're away!..The price of dev & fix is cheap, and you'll get far more satisfaction as well as consistant results.

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hwatt
hwatt  10 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 - 5:17 PM

Metrocolor Labs in Birmingham, clean, cheap, quick (48 hours), never a scratch, never a loss. I've used them for years and see no reason to change. More keenly priced than Peak too.

Ian

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Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 12:58 PM


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

Dlab7 gave me excellent results for 120 E6 processing.

Unfortunately they no longer offer this service.

Am thinking of using Peak Imaging and doing my own scans.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2010 - 1:04 AM

Sent off my first roll from "new" TLR to Peak Imaging today.

Sent an email query to them and got reply within 25 minutes.

Must be good. Smile
jas

(Gave epz a mention, incidentally Smile )

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014207 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2010 - 3:02 AM

Good luck, Jas.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2010 - 11:32 PM

Thanks, Denny Smile

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2010 - 9:35 AM

Got the results back, Denny.

Good processing - lousy photography Sad

(Must do better Wink )

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StrayCat
StrayCat  1014207 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2010 - 8:04 PM

Good luck Jas.Grin

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2010 - 8:47 PM

Shot a roll of HP5+ off this afternoon, Denny.

Felt much more comfortable with the camera. Smile

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2010 - 10:49 AM


Quote: I have my own film scanner now, and the sample images I've run through it have been great - certainly better than 'high street' quality, and at least as good as the 'standard' quality from Peak Imaging.

Just out of interest, Darren, is it a dedicated film scanner or a flatbed type?
jas

pentaxpete
1 Jul 2010 - 7:56 PM

can I recommend MYSELF to process film for EPZ members ? I have a professional Traditional Darkroom, three enlargers, lots of chemicals and TIME but hardly any WORK !!!! -- Nobody WANTS photographers any more around here -- a High Street Studio has closed down and the Proprietor is doing what I have been doing over 30 years ie work from HOME -- no Rent,Commercial Business Rates to pay etc so I can offer B&W 120, 127 and 35mm Film process and rough contact sheet for 1-50 a roll -- please don't ask about 'do I SCAN onto CD' as I don't know how to do it BUT I CAN do CLEAN, UNSCRATCHED negs in re-cycled neg sleeves ( you don't get NEW ones at that price ! ) Please contact me by Private Message -- Thanks-- Peter.

photofrenzy
4 Jul 2010 - 12:46 PM

WHATS a film processing lab ??? Wink

Last Modified By photofrenzy at 4 Jul 2010 - 12:47 PM
photobsfb
photobsfb  3
28 Dec 2010 - 2:46 PM

Anyone have any info or opinion on Lab 35 which appears to have changed hands and is now True Colour Imaging Ltd? Am still using old-fashioned film which has to be developed.

Thank you.

Graflex
Graflex  11488 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 - 5:03 PM

If in London,CLUB 35 has been my lab for 35mm...They do a lot of services.Look up website.
120 B/W I process myself though.Old habits die hard.
H.

johnnyh4
johnnyh4  3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 - 8:16 PM

I have used Club35 quite a lot, usually for 120-film colour negative processing, scanning, and printing, and am very satisfied with them. Smile

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