Fujichrome Sensia

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by yellowjeep, May 15, 2008.

  1. yellowjeep

    yellowjeep TPF Noob!

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    Wow. :thumbup:

    My a100 is in the shop and my sisters' prom was last Saturday. I figured it was a great time to try some slide film. I was amazed at the IQ and the color reproduction. My only grip was it was $10 a roll and $10 get it processed. Are there any online options to cut that cost down?

    I aslo just ordered an Epson 4490*, I can't wait to share some of the results.

    *Just a note. If anybody is looking for a good deal on a scanner, Buy.com has the 4490 for $137 with free shipping + another $10 off if you are new to Google checkout.
    Thats almost $25 off of Epson's online store.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I always scout out the local photo shop for clearance/expired film, which is a lot cheaper. Also, $10 for processing seems out of line. My local lab has to send it two hours away for processing and it comes back, nicely done and mounted, in a week, for $6.50.
     
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    Really, 6.50...

    I was feeling kinda ripped off by my camera shop. But the lab is only 4 blocks away (I really had no idea). My camera shop doesn't charge anything thing to "send them out" but the lab itself charges 10 bucks. How lame. :thumbdown:

    Sam's Club will do 36exp for 4.50 but it takes two weeks. But maybe that is the way to do it.

    Reguarding film. These 2 rolls are actually the only ones that I've had that are were not expired when I got them. I watched an auction for 100 rolls of Konicachrome of somesort go for $140 a few weeks back. I was bummed.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Well, maybe the $6.50 I get charged from Dotson's is below average. Maybe the girl at the local shop just thinks I'm cute and gives me a special price. :lol:

    Sam's Club might be a viable option. I'm not sure where they send it to, though; however for less than half the price I'd be willing to wait longer.

    I also buy a crapload of film from Ebay. You can find some good deals if you search.
     
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    You could also order a refurbished one from Epson for $109.:

    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=63060806

    I just received mine and it works great. I have a small scratch on the plastic casing, but I would otherwise think it was brand new.
     
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    Aw man, thanks for raining on my parade.
     
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    Too late to cancel?

    At least yours is brand new!
     
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    yellowjeep TPF Noob!

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    :lol:I was just joking about the rain thing. Yeah I don't mind the 20 dollar difference. It will be here tomorrow:thumbup:
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    these days, with cheap processing you can get unpleasant surprises, such as badly cut film, bad framing and all ... I once had some nice shots ruined that way.
     
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    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yeah, I had a couple of bad bouts with Wally World. "No, the scratch isn't on the next roll. When was the last time you had the machine serviced/cleaned?" And that was with a wedding. Never again.
     
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    Yeah, not if it's arriving tomorrow! You'll enjoy it, I'm sure. Make sure to post some scans!
     
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    Hmmm, I talked to the girl that works at the photo center at Sam's today. She told me that they send off film to a lab in Denver, anybody know what lab?

    Give me a few and I will post some scans:)

    flickr uploader is soooooooo slow
     

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