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  1. LenoreM

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    I am trying to figure out this blogging thing, please bear with me! I am new to TPF, and have just started using my 35 mm camera again. I had professional BW film and can't find anyone who develops this? any help? Thanks! LenoreM:blushing:
     
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    i think you need a film scanner for that ?

    not too familiar with film stuff :p

    btw

    hai and welcome ! :D
     
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    Hi Lenore, and welcome!

    (Your question about where to get b/w film developped may gather more attention/answers if you post it in one of the subforums rather than the intro forum)
     
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    Hi and welcome ...

    A quick google of "Professional Film Developing" yielded this (I don't know anything about this outfit, but there were many others listed as well) :

    B&W Film Processing ( Developing )

    Another not-too-difficult option is to get yourself a tank and reel and do it yourself. Then send it out to get scanned so you can post-process it (if you can't do the darkroom thing).
     
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    You can get it processed at Wal-Mart, albeit they will charge you more for B&W than for color.

    Or

    http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/
     
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    wal-mart????? most send out places do it- at least around here. you are talking about pro black and white and not c-42 right?
     
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    Yes, Wal-Mart. They send it out and it takes 2 or 3 weeks. The cost is something like $11 for a 36 exposure roll with prints. I suspect they send it to Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, KS, which is where they send super8 movie film. Dwayne's is the link in my previous post.
     
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    scanning it may be a good option!
     
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    You need it developed before it can be scanned.
     
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    Obviously! :lol:

    Somebody had to say it. :lol::lol:
     
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    If you've never processed film before I would not try this. I can assure you that the first roll you process will be messed up in some way. If your pictures mean a lot to you then either sent it to a pro, or else shoot and process about a dozen or so experimental rolls that you don't care about until you are confident you can do it right.

    Another consideration is cost. You'll need a tank, reel, thermometer, bottles, etc., etc. Plus chemicals. It all adds up. Unless you are certain that you will want to be doing this a lot in the future you are better off cost-wise to let a pro handle it.
     
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    Frankly, B/W processing is not too difficult and very forgiving. Yes, you need the above mentioned equipment, but not much more. Yes, you may lose a couple of rolls initially, but it will quickly pay for itself at the prices I saw quoted on-line for commercial processing. If you practice loading with old useless film before you try it for real, you will overcome many of the initial qualms.
     

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