Can anyone Recommend a film Processor

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  1. jbylake

    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    I'm geared up again to start shooting B&W film again. My question is..Is there a processor (reputable) that will just do negatives? I know that neg's are pretty easy to develop yourself, but I really don't have the living conditions, to accomadate it.
    My plans are to scan my neg's, digitize them, with my Optitek scanner, and just print what I want.

    Any help would be appreciated...
    Thanks,


    J.:mrgreen:
     
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    I tried Dwayne's photo about a month ago for some processing and printing. I would strongly advise against using them. The order took several weeks and looked horrible. I took the negs (medium format) to a local lab to be reprinted and they looked great. Their printing is not acceptable. I would not reccomend them.
     
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    Look for a pro lab in your area. That is going to be your best bet.
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Living conditions? all you need is a sink and a place to hang your film.
     
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    Well, you'll need a changing bag (or a totally dark room) and the tank(s) to process the film in daylight. That's all I had for years, and it worked just fine for me. I even developed my own slides for a while. A bit trickier (temperature control is critical), but I got good results using a tank and my bathroom sink.
     
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    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    :mrgreen:
    Years ago, I used the photo hobby shop on base (USAF)..I usually just developed my slides in the bathroom in my barrack's room. But if I recall correctly, the chemicals had a strong odor.

    For numerous reasons, I can't have that now.

    But I agree, the best way is to do them yourself.

    Thanks for the responses.

    J.:mrgreen:
     
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    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    Hell, were lucky to have a Starbucks where I live, much less a Pro Lab:lol:

    J.:mrgreen:
     
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    What about the closest big town?
     
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    You can get odorless chemicals these days if that's your concern. (or low odor at least)
     
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    You can develope your film with Starbucks. Look up caffenol. :)
     

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