where to develope film?

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by kyoungxlee, May 31, 2008.

  1. kyoungxlee

    kyoungxlee TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    so i just finished shooting my first roll of film. does it matter where i get it developed?
     
  2. JimmyO

    JimmyO TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Im not master, but when i need it done i use CVS. I hear to stay away from Wal-mart
     
  3. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    what type öf film is it?
     
  4. jonahr

    jonahr TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i used CVS for a while. $2.50 for develop only. They only do C-41 though. I asked if they did B/W and they said yes. And then they wrecked a roll of Ilford HP-5 because they put it through a C-41 machine.
     
  5. christopher walrath

    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    In a darkroom far, far away...
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If it is non-C41 Black and white I would look into developing your own film. Easy to learn and not as involved and expensive as you might think. C41 B&W, color neg or reversal, I hate the thought of a place that can 1 hour it getting your hard earned exposures. But you gotta do what you gotta do.
     
  6. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    1,236
    Location:
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Around here, Wal-Mart is better than CVS. (My local stores only, I'm not going to speak for either chain nation wide...)

    I've had a few rolls that had water spots (?) on them from CVS, and their prints look like crap. The Wal-Mart prints are a little better, but still not all that great - good enough for the photo album though.

    I think I'm going to do what Battou suggested in another thread and just get them processed, then scan the negs at home. I'm having trouble deciding on a scanner though, it seems that most of them don't work with Vista. I'm thinking about this one...
     
  7. yellowjeep

    yellowjeep TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lawrence KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    O|'O you should look in to the Epson 4490. I am very very pleased with mine. Buy.com has a very good deal on them. Just a thought.

    I have been getting my film developed at Walgreen's for $2.50 for negs only. They usually turn out pretty good. The only roll I have had done at Sam's Club of far was mediocre attempt at pushing. Anyway they turned out alright other that just being junk pictures. It was $1.61 with tax. I'll be interested to see how they come out when I give them a better (properly exposed) roll. They will also send out slides to Qualex for $4.28 for 36 exp compared to $10 in town.
     
  8. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    1,236
    Location:
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    :x From one of the reviews:
    The one I linked to earlier (Canon CanoScan 8800F) is pretty much the only one I have found so far that I know for sure works with Vista.

    I started out liking Vista, but this **** is starting to piss me off! Half the software I have won't work on it either.....
     
  9. yellowjeep

    yellowjeep TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lawrence KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hey I forgot to mention that I have Vista. Works perfect. It must have been an old review.

    Sorry about that, it's late.

    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/...infoType=Downloads&oid=58611&prodoid=53540925
     
  10. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    1,236
    Location:
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    No problem. Thanks for the update! :)
     

Share This Page