Just got some 4X5 back from colortek boston. This is the second and last time i will be using them. After color services gave me back negs that were just plain bad, i though i should try this place. But heck, its the same crap. I am considering just buying bulk chemicals and going back to doing it at home, where i got near perfect results every time, but since i am not longer in school and do not shoot as much, i figured why not let someone else do it for me? how wrong i was. And to think there are people out there using these labs not knowing that they get back negs that look oh so so bad... My chief complaints, with out being an anal photo nerd: Huge halos of higher density around the clamp marks. Uneven development. Scratches, dust and other dirt visible to the naked eye. Some but not all have water dry down sediment marks, that seem to be embedded as i tried to re wash some of them. Arrgg... why bother go out shooting, then spend money on film and processing, scanning and so on if its just so bad...??? Any one know a "real" lab around here that is better? do i really need to send this out to NYC if i do not want to do it myself?