C-41 120 processing

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  1. AshenLight

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    Hi all,

    I'm wondering where folks in the Northern Mass/Southern NH region get their C-41 120 film processed.

    Thanks,

    Ash
     
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    Thanks Lizz!
     
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    I take mine to Peterborough Camera (Peterborough, NH), but they are a bit of a hike for you.
     
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    Its a nice ride though... pretty area up there.
     
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    You could also do your own. Processing C-41 film into negatives isn't really much harder than doing the same with B&W film; the main complication (to so exaggerate it) is keeping the temperature at 100F for the 3:15 required in the developer. This can be done with a water bath.

    That said, turning film into negatives is just half the battle; you'll then need to print in a darkroom, scan, or take the negatives somewhere to have prints made. Depending on your existing equipment and skills, that might require extra investment or consume more time than you care to expend.
     
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    I've considered doing C-41 processing myself but, as you pointed out, developing is only half the battle. Of the three enlargers in my darkroom none of them have a color head although the used prices for decent color enlargers are reasonable at the moment as are used Jobo processors. I suppose I could go the hybrid develop/scan/print route though.

    Ash
     
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    I use Dorian too, great lab but they do scan negatives-no enlargers.
    -Mark