Developing Film @ CVS

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  1. scialpi_kyle

    scialpi_kyle TPF Noob!

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    I am warning you know, I went to CVS the other week to get some 35mm film developed, 24 exposures, on the box were i took the form to fill our for my film it said that it would take 7 days, and the price was abour $14, which is pretty good comparied to walgreens whose price is $12 for 3 weeks. So I gave it to the man and came back in a week, I walk in and say "I dropped off a roll of film a week ago and I am here to pick it up." There was a man who confronted me and said, it takes three weeks.... so we looked and just like he said my film wasnt there. They have false advetizing, and threr price if $2 higher than at wallgreens who hs better qualty prints, so unless CVS is the only place to get your film developed, DONT DO IT


     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Good to know. I was just going to take a roll of 35mm to CVS.
    Walgreens is across the street.


    Edit: I actually was going to take a 35mm roll .. I pulled it out of an old Minolta camera I had. I'm curious what's on the roll !!
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Don't let other people develop your film do it yourself, take full control
     
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    I heard good things about Dwayne's photo. Pricing seems in line.

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    Or The Darkroom in San Clemente. Or Blue Moon in Portland. Mail order can be the best option.

    Neither/none of those drugstores in my area are the best places to take film.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    So everyone needs to be able to develop D-76, E-6 and C-41 at home?
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I don't drink coffee,
    so I can't develop film.
     
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    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Agreed ^^ The drug stores are just sending the film out, most likely to any of the labs mentioned in this thread, so cut out the middleman and just send them directly. Or, as Gary said, learn to develop the film yourself, especially b&w, which is super easy and a lot cheaper. Color is a bit trickier only because of more sensitive temperature requirements, but it's still not rocket science ;)
     
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    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh darlin', you would NOT want to drink the Caffenol ;)
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't want to drink coffee either !! :)
     
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    And the sad part is, some are not returning your negs. They soup the film, scan the images, then electronically send the files back to the point of origin. By the time the customer comes back to pick up the (usually VERY low-resolution) prints, the film has been destroyed.
     
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    Why not I do
     

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