Basel, Switzerland

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  1. Ian Leake

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    It looks like I'll be moving to Basel for a while. Are there any APUGgers there? And can anyone recommend a good lab which can process/scan roll and sheet film?
     
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    Zurich's only an hour trainride away, and Photostudio13 http://www.studio13.ch did a great job with all my E6 120 film a couple of years ago...

    Marc!
     
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    Thanks Marc. Another question I forgot... Does anyone know of any studio space in the neighbourhood? Preferably not ruinously expensive!
     
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    Hello, I live in Basel.

    Send me a PM, I have time saturdays.
     
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    Hi Ian and Europan,

    I am also in Basel but dont have time on Saturdays, but PM me as I do have some time during the working day and work in town.

    For 120 processing, I usually send back to the UK.

    35mm prints and E6, Lörrach and Weil have a shop (Stober) which will handle these for you. CH has always been very expensive when I tried getting D&P done here.

    As for studios - I am also looking and will let you know what I find.
     
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    I've spent plenty of time in Switzerland (dad was born there, and I have a lot of cousins there), and one thing I will say about it... nothing's cheap, that's for sure!! Still, Basel is a cool little city, has this marvelous contemporary art museum, and a quick ride to Zuerich, a fave city of mine.

    Good luck with your move, Ian.
     
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    Don't miss visiting Bern as long as you are in Switzerland. And the lakes around Interlaken. And Lago Maggiore. And, and, and...

    An appetizer for Bern:

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. It's been a fairly frantic few weeks so apologies for going quiet.

    zeta3 - you sure are right about the costs of process and print here. I was charged CHF 123 (about $130) for two rolls of 35mm FP4+. It would be cheaper for me to fly home and post it to Ilford!
     
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    *$£&*@ !

    Where? Name and shame.

    Developing should certainly be no more than about 7 or 8 francs a roll, less if you send it away. Unless you got some incredible prints you have been mightily ripped off.
     
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    Someone (actually one of their competitors) pointed me to Photo Basilisk on Clarastrasse (http://www.photobasilisk.ch/). There pricing is reasonable (for Switzerland!) and their service has been excellent so far. I've had them develop about a dozen rolls so far and everything seems good.
     
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    Hi, am living in Zurich. I use hobylab.ch, which takes mail order. Turnaround in a week, offers development and scanning services, I find them on the expensive side and am looking for alternatives.
    Cheers, Charles