One of the leading manufacturers of slide-mounting machines was located in Germany. They left that product sector in 2009...
Originally Posted by snaggs
Maybe one of the remaining slide-mount manufacturers could consider to make mounts compatible to those machines. But most probably that would mean being paid for the whole operation including tools...
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In Germany the situation quite good, I read somewhere (sorry, no source) that Germany always had the largest per capita consumption of positive film worldwide. There are pro-labs doing dip and dunk in all the large cities. Also we have the giant labs that service the mom and pop photo stores and drugstores, with a turnaround of less than a week. I personally drop off my films at my regular photo store, while they do c-41 in a minilab themselves, they send e-6 to Fuji. I pay 3 Euros ($3.96) per film (135/120), with a turnaround of 4 working days. Quality has always been perfect. The drug stores are even cheaper, however, I like the personal contact in my store that sends them off to fuji. 135 you can still order framed. Pro Labs are obviously pricier, I attached a current price-list of a local one I sometimes use for important stuff. ("Kleinbild" means 135, SW=BW, prices are in Euro and include 19% VAT)
Kind regards from Germany.
E-6 Pro Labs Worlwide
$4! That's so cheap!! I would stop home processing E-6 if it were that cheap here...
Originally Posted by rhcgn
Also, question, are the slide mounts that were discontinued paper or plastic? When I was visiting Dwayne's Photo in 2010 the son told me they they has considered using the plastic slides "like everybody else" but decided they prefer the paper and were sticking to that.
So I'm curious whether they are going to have an issue or not.
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The slide-mounts I was refering to were two-part plastic ones.
Those labs are getting less. In my vicinity there is a city of 250,000. There is no analogue lab (neither film nor paper) left I know of.
Originally Posted by rhcgn
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I don't shoot any slide film anymore, since the one local semi decent lab here in Bloemfontein has stopped E6 a few years ago (and things are looking worse as they do not want to, but can, process my 120 C41 film, citing something to the effect that they have little control over the 120 but 35mm is fine.
There are labs in the larger cities that still handle E6 processing
Sandton, Johannesburg: http://www.thergbpixellab.co.za/
Cape Town: http://www.ormsdirect.co.za/ (under services, they are a photographic store with processing facilities, sadly they sell very little traditional photographic materials)
there are probably more that I do not know about
In Dallas, TX: BWC Photo Imaging
Originally Posted by Stephen Frizza
They don't seem to specify how their E-6 process works, but their prices have gone up [Last time I went there, I paid $9/05 for unmounted E-6, 36exp.].
E-6 mounted: 24 exposures $10/95, 36 exposures $12/50.
E-6 unmounted: 24 exp $10/15, 36 exp $11/15.
AFAIK, it's the only E-6 lab in the Dallas area. Another lab in this area [its name escapes me at this moment] stopped developing film 5-6 years ago, and now sends all its film orders to BWC.
Phone 528-4200 [in Dallas]
Toll-Free +1 (800) 445-0264
Turn-around time is usually the next day for film processing. If I remember from my last visit there, they do a single run of E-6 daily.
It may not be long for this world, as the owner has expressed an interest to sell its current building and move elsewhere [there is a huge sign inside the lab detailing this]. This could mean one of two things: that the last remaining E-6 lab in Dallas will soon close for good, or move to an even more obscure location. [It's currently located behind the Parkland hospital and its mammoth parking lots] But the big "FOR SALE" sign has been there for the better part of two years, so I don't think it's going anywhere anytime soon.
-R, which means the closest lab from me is ~25 miles away.
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$3.7 for a roll of E-6 developed and scanned here in China. The quality is top notch but these slides come back unmounted.
Originally Posted by StoneNYC
Had a chat with Darren who runs the e6/c41 dip'n'dunk at Vision Imagelab today and while they continue to use kodak e6 chems they will keep processing e6 as long as possible/the materials are still produced. Too bad they charge $7 per 4x5 sheet...
In Edmonton, there is one place that accepts E-6 - Don's Photo. But, none of their Edmonton stores do E-6 so it gets sent to Winnipeg and has a 2-week turnaround. It costs I think $17-$19 per 36 exposure roll of 35mm to be processed and mounted (no prints or scans). Needless to say, I don't shoot much E-6.