35mm color film processing

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by DaveO, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. DaveO

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    I have posted this on two other forums. I am close to finishing a roll of Ektar 100 on my new to me Rollei 35S camera with Sonnar lens. I would like to have it processed by someone who does exceptional processing, printing and scanning. I would like to see what this camera is capable of. Can anyone recommend a mail order processor that is really good. I have been given NCPS, San Francisco Photo and Dwaynes. By comparison Dwaynes is much less expensive. Should I pay a lot for a very high resolution scan to see the cameras capability or is a 6 mb scan sufficient? Has anyone compared the results from these companies? I have used CVS 1 hour in the past but am unimpressed. I also used someone about 35 miles West of here, but the pictures are drab and the DVD did not properly download to my computer.
     
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    Hey Dave,

    Welcome to APUG.

    Richard Photo lab in LA is really good.

    As to technical stuff on scans that's actually off topic here on APUG.
     
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    Hey Dave

    If you are that concerned with the care given to the film I would imagine you wouldn't want to send it in the mail where you don't have control over the environmental condition enroute.
    Is there a Pro lab in a city nearby where you can hand deliver and discuss your needs?
     
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    I live in a small city with no processing except CVS and Walmart. I have used mail order before and have had no problems yet. The closest processor is 30 miles away other than that and I was dissatisfied with the results. Other than that I would have to drive to Nashville, about 2 hours, to go to Dury Camera. I have never tried them.

    DaveO
     
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    For premium results, including premium scan, use NCPS. DwaYANES IS GOOD, BUT THE SCAN WONT BE AS GOOD AS ncps. sEE kEN rOCKWELLS SITE FOR SCAN EXAMPLES.
     
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    sorry about the caps....
     
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    Dwayne's does a good job with reversal film, I'm sure the C41 would be as good. Turn around time was always a week and a half to two weeks so I started developing my own but if I didn't I would continue to use them. Although I have never done any business with NCPS, based on services they list on their website and images I have seen at kenrockwell.com, I have to agree with pukalo's opinion on NCPS. NCPS seems to offer the best scanning service at the time of processing.