E6 Development in Dublin

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  1. chughtai

    chughtai Member

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    Hi,

    I am new to medium format film and recently got a Holga 120WPC for the sole reason of 6x12 wide frames. After i used my first roll i realized (more like shocked to found out) that there's only one lab in dublin (Photocare on Abbey street) that handles E6 type films.

    My question is, where can i print/scan the film since no one (including photocare) seem to have the facility to either print or scan the 6x12 frames. :mad:

    or should i post a question in online forum to find an online shop that could do? Any ideas?

    Thanks,
     
  2. martinhughesireland

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    Try 360-dpi.com out in Dun Laoighaire, they can scan and print
     
  4. chughtai

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    Thanks Guys -- checked with photolabs and they can scan it but.... for €6.50 per frame!!! that's insane!

    I have decided to get Epson v500 instead, which is £189 (inc. delivery) from amazon.co.uk and can scan the 6x12 slides and negatives, just checked the results and i think its the way forward. :smile:
     
  5. martinhughesireland

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    Yes insane maybe but the quality would be superior to what you will get from the V500. Think they use dedicated film scanners not flatbed scanners...

    I have the Epson V700 and the quality of the prints I have done from E6 scans dont come close to the prints I got from photolabs to be honest.

    If you want to print from scanned colour film on a flatbed scanner I would recommend shooting colour negative film. Slide film doesn't seem to scan as well as modern negative film on a flatbed I have found...

    M
     
  6. chughtai

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    Thanks Marin for the heads up regarding the color negatives. i totally agree with you that photolabs must have dedicated scanners and not the flatbed. :smile: -- since i am starting with holga and am in learning phase with film so i am willing to sacrifice the lab-quality to save time and money. :smile:
     
  7. MichaelMcGrath

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    If the 6.50 per frame is for a drum scan , it would be cheap ! If it is for an Imacon scan , it would be about right .
    You only get such a scan done for your best shots for exhibtion etc .

    And it does take operator time to set your scan up in drum or imacon , an operator being paid probably 16 - 18 Euro an hour by LSL Photolab .

    That's why it's so expensive .

    I scan my own medium format negatives via Canon 8800F scannner and the quality is excellent , and it's fast on that Canon too , the 8800F is cheaper than the Epsons , every bit as good .

    But as a professional lab I can't recommend LSL Photolabs enough , they are simply the best in Ireland .