E-6 Pro Labs Worlwide
Here in New Zealand there are several. One was destroyed in the Christchurch quake, one doubled their price while processing my $125 order which came as a surprise when I saw their website had the old pricing but they took $250 from my visa.... I complained but no luck.
Anyway, a friend has started a small lab doing E6, C41 and b&w. excellent results, the least scratched film I have ever seen :-) www.filmsoup.co.nz
Dan, I used to use Samy's. I am planning to return to shooting E-6 this spring. How much are they per roll now?
Originally Posted by DanielStone
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts: Journalism - University of Arkansas 2014
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IDK, give them a call and find out. They're very nice to talk with on the phone.
Originally Posted by Darkroom317
Originally Posted by Stephen Frizza
the situation here in Germany in general and in my area is the following:
1. Overall the situation concerning reversal film supply and E6 processing is excellent in Germany. It is the "paradise for slide film shooters".
The market can be distinguished in two parts:
a) High volume film and processing supply for amateurs:
All three big German drugstore chain companies (dm, Rossmann, Müller) are offering very attractive priced amateur slide film (AgfaPhoto CT Precisa 100; the current version made by Fujifilm; cut from Provia 100F batches).
Price for this film is in the 3,72€ - 4,79€ range (very cheap).
All of the drugstore chains are also offering E6 development, price is in the 1,95€ - 2,55€ range (extremely cheap).
The processing is done by the big high volume labs which do developing on an 'industrial like scale' using big roller transport machines.
These big labs are CeWe, Fuji Eurocolor, dpl and some others. CeWe and Fuji Eurocolor as market leaders are running several big high volume labs in Europe.
There are more than 3,500 drugstore shops belonging to the 'big three' in Germany. Therefore getting slide film and development is extremely easy.
In every small town there is at least one of these shops.
Also most of the normal photo shops offer E6 development (also done by the big labs for the photo shops) and slide film.
Furthermore in Germany more than 10 specialised film distributors (mailorder / internet business) offer all current slide films in all formats at very attractive prices.
There is lot of competition here (benefit for the customers; often very difficult for the distributors).
b) Professional E6 processing:
There are more than 40 professional labs here offering E6 processing (and five labs are also offering BW reversal processing; three with the original Scala process, two with an own process).
The number has been quite stable for the last years. Some of them are using dip and dunk machines, some smaller roller transport machines.
Lots of the labs are also offering slide film. At one of my local labs I can get all I want.
Most of them also offer mail order. After two days you already have your film back.
The German postal service (Deutsche Post) is even offering different special envelopes for film mail order.
The labs I have recently talked to all want to continue E6 processing. Two have told me they see an increasing numbers of films coming in for development.
Besides there are still five companies in Germany producing new slide projectors. One company is still advertising in a German photo print magazine.
And Diaspeed has introduced a very innovative new slide mount system without glass delivering excellent edge to edge sharpness ( no 'plopp' anymore).
Here in Slovakia at least to i know of
In Bratislava there is one and they charge 4EUR per roll, very good results.
Processing once per week
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No problems with E6 processing that I am aware of in Melbourne, with I think 6 businesses providing for tranny service. I do not include cheap backyard services offered to the public.
Because of the demand of digital work and the small niche that is E6 processing, a couple of labs roster E6 twice a week, others three time a week. C41 processing in all labs is still plentiful.
As far as I know there is only one lab left doing E6 in the state of Iowa. Its quite sad. I have a JOBO and do my own E6 because of this problem.
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I've got three camera stores within an hour's drive. Peoria Camera Shop says 2-3 weeks for E-6 and last time I checked, they wanted $18 USD to develop a roll of 36. Last time I had The Camera Corner (in Bloomington) develop a roll of 36, it took 2 weeks and cost $15 USD. This is just straight develop and mount, no scans. Wal-Mart/Fuji has raised prices, they are now $10.96 USD, plus tax, and takes 16 days (Fuji forwards E-6 to Dwayne's). Creve Coeur Camera sends it to their lab in St. Louis, where they charge $11 USD ($9.90 if you're a VIP customer, which I am - I more than make up for the membership fees in film savings) for develop and mount. Last time I had CCC develop for me, I also had them push 2 stops and scan to CD and it cost $11.88 USD, tax included and I had my slides and CD back in my hands in 8 days (ordinarily it's 7 but I asked for a push so it took 'em an extra day).
I could go to Better Image in Champaign, but that's 1.5-2 hours away and would be a special trip, where I'm in Springfield 5 days a week so its no big deal to swing by Creve Coeur Camera.
Shoot more film.
There are eight ways to put a slide into a projector tray. Seven of them are wrong.
In addition to Hennings extensive description of the situation in Germany, I'd like to add that Fuji Eurocolor also accepts direct orders by mail, bypassing the drug chains. The price is higher, but special care is taken during the development and extra options are available. For instance, push and pull process is available for C-41 as well as E-6. When I once got a 35mm film back that had mechanical defect, they fixed it by hand and inserted a brief letter informing me about potential defects in my camera that might be the cause of the defect.
Originally Posted by Henning Serger
All in all, clearly my No.1 lab.
This was new to me. How can one get access to this service?
Originally Posted by j.c.denton
I tried to get a pricelist etc. for film developing at the website of Eurocolor or at their affiliated site of Fujidirekt, but did not find anything hinting at such service.