I finally tried the local pro lab's E6

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by ulysses, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. ulysses

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    I really believe in supporting local businesses, and I've been feeling bad about not getting some work over to the local pro lab here. I do my own B&W and C41, but E6 I wanted to send to a lab. I've been collecting rolls for a few weeks and finally got some over the to Fototechnika (www.fototechnika.com) here in Jacksonville. All I can say after seeing the results is, there's no point in me processing my own E6. I sent them both 35mm and 120 and both look great. Mind you, all of this film was out of date (from my freezer) so I wouldn't have written them off even if the color had been off a bit. But everything was perfect, clean and professionally done. The 35mm was well mounted and the 120 in PrintFIle archival pages. They even called me with a question about cutting the 120 to be sure they did exactly what I wanted. In short, they took the same care I give to the film I process myself. If you are in the area, do give them a try.
     
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    It's nice to hear of a lab which still cares about detail and quality. I'm glad you found each other.
     
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    Congrats, lucky find.
     
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    Thats good news indeed. Tell them of Apug, and maybe if they run an advert here they could make more money and stay in business.
     
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    That's great....hopefully they will prove consistently good.

    I've used several so-called "Pro" labs here in the UK over the years...excellent results most of the time, then, almost inevitably, a lost film, or scratched negs. I know that one can insure important work, but it's the disappointment and hassle when things go wrong.
     
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    I wish there were more labs like that everywhere.

    Jeff
     
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    rainphot: They are here -- I found them on APUG, just not in an advert.

    railwayman3: They'll get the chance to prove they are consistent. I'll be shooting more E6 films now that I've found them.

    Jeff: Amen. I feel like I've been given a reprieve. I look forward to helping them stay in business in whatever small way I can.

    Ulysses.