Inexpensive processing

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by macandal, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. macandal

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    I posted on the regional CA board (emphasis on San Francisco, CA) about places to process 4x5 film, both in color and b&w. I got some responses and started calling them about prices. I found out that all of them charge $3 per sheet for processing only. This does not include making prints. So I started thinking that maybe there were places online (I mean no store per se) that one could send his negatives to for processing at a more affordable rate? Does such a thing exists? Or any place that will take negatives from anywhere (or at least the US) for processing? Does this exists or am I just dreaming? Thank you.
     
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    did you check out the Samy's 805 website?

    unless they haven't updated their website(very unlikely), the prices are still the same as what is posted there

    $1.50/ sheet for 4x5 E-6 dip-n-dunk
    $1.70/ sheet for 4x5 c-41 dip-n-dunk

    b/w is like $3-4/sheet done in jobo

    browse the WHOLE site below, not just the page directed here

    http://www.samys805.com/film-processing/

    -Dan
     
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    I checked out your website and am happy to see such a motivated film processing place still around! The price list shows develop-only 35mm E6, but is there a price for mounted 35mm E6?

    Thanks,
    Duncan
     
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    Thanks Duncan, for mail-in orders the price is the same for develop only and mounted 35mm E6, you just pay shipping. I hope that you will try us.
     
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    Dip-N-Dunk, eh? Nice price...seriously! Worth the drive from L.A. with the number of sheets I have right now. (I assume I can drop off at the Santa Barbara retail location, correct?)

    How much for push/pull on E-6, and what increments can you do?
     
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    Thanks, Thomas. Just trying to keep Samy's involved in the thread. It is a great service at a great price, and it is great that they have an APUG presence to help advertise it.
     
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    send it to them via mail. there's downloadable e-6 and c-41 forms on the website.

    or you could spend a nice day driving it up to them :smile:

    -Dan
     
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    Thanks for the tip, Daniel...seriously! This will save me hundreds of dollars over going to A ad I, and allow me to get my processing done SOON.
     
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    Welcome to APUG!
     
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    no worries. I just hope that this will mean most of us on here who utilize mail-order processing for e-6 and c-41 can find an alternative to high-priced labs that charge an arm and a leg.

    yes, its still mail-order(I like taking my film into a lab honestly), but the savings is SOOOO worth it!

    SAMYS805: please keep your E-6 and c-41 dip-n-dunk lines going, I'll keep plugging to get more business to you guys!

    -Dan
     
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    You can mail directly to us, as Daniel said you can download a form which will tell us exactly what you want. For E6 we can push/pull 1/8, 1/4 and 1/3 increments. The price for push/pull is $1.00 per stop.
     
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    So a half stop would be 50 cents?
     
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    Sorry, maybe I was not clear enough. Anything up to 1 full stop is $1.00. Between 1 and 2 stops is $2.00 etc...
     
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    Okay. That makes more cents..er..sense.