Good E-6 Lab in the Mid-Atlantic?

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  1. brian steinberger

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    I'm looking for an E-6 lab to do mail order processing somewhere in the mid-atlantic. I have found a lab in Allentown, PA but $12 a roll for 120 E-6 is just too much. Something around $6-9 would be great.

    Thanks!
     
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    I checked Dodgechrome out. $8 a roll, not bad. I will give them a try. Thanks!
     
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    There's also Colourworks, in Wilmington DE at $6.25/roll. I haven't used them yet, so I can't say anything about quality.
     
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    I have a friend that's developing E-6 with them and recommends them as well. I haven't quite gotten up to sending them anything since I stopped doing my own E-6, but they'll be my first choice when I start E-6 again...
     
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    I have used Colourworks for 70mm C-41 developing, and they were excellent. I have had E-6 done at Philadelphia Photographics, and they have top-quality processing as well. $7.00 a roll is not bad either.
     
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    Thanks guys, these are some great options! I've gotten in touch with Colourworks as well. I'm looking for things like prepaid mailers or free return shipping as well.
     
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    L'Imagerie in Bethesda Maryland.

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    I once applied for a job at L'Imagerie when they were still out in Beltsville. It is run by a rather odd Frenchman with a really heavy Inspector Clousseau accent and a waxed handlebar mustache. I don't know about their quality control - it's been 17 years since I was in there. I just remember the Frenchman.
     
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    Philadelphia Photographics used to be fantastic for 120. Around mid-2010, their handling of the film became somewhat haphazard; I lost a couple half-frames at the front of rolls (obviously exposed to light during their development process). I stopped using and recommending them.

    Hopefully that was a temporary problem and it's been fixed; I'm just about to give them another try. They're damned conveniently located for me.