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    I recently asked my local prolab recently if they could process and proof 120 film, and do 5x5 proofs in an hour, the guy replied "No the only thing worthwhile that happens in an hour is making babies ". I suppose these days I aught to be grateful that at least they know what 120 film is, because I have been into plenty of highstreet D&P shops that don't, not to mention photographic stores where if you ask the staff for 120 film they don't know what it is, in fact anyone who uses film is regarded as a bit of an eccentric

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    Despite the fact that a lot of people seem to be switching to MF, I understand that demand for MF film is way down. That means less to process, and many shops are finding it uneconomical or logistically impossible to keep their MF processing equipment working. The largest local chain, Inkley (Ritz) now sends all MF to Atlanta for processeing, with very questionable results and very long waits (3 weeks or more). Two pro shops I know of within 100 miles of here will handle 120 for C-41 processing, and one will handle it for E-6. That's pretty sparse for a major metropolitan area. I've been doing more and more of my own processing, but now it's becoming hard to get the chemicals.

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    Am I wrong, or it is easier to get chemistry for DIY processing in Europe than in USA?

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    It's easy to get E-6 and C-41 chemistry in the US, but you may have to pay for hazmat shipping if you can't purchase it locally.
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    Seattle area Prolab

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt
    Last time I was in Costco I went to the photo lab in house and asked if they do 120. I was told that they can print them but they can't develop the film. Of course they do all of the formats of digital. Dave, do you have a name for the lab, I live in Wash. State?

    Merry Christmas all,
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    Curt,

    I'm in Seattle and I use Ivey Imaging http://www.ivey.com/intro.html for MF develop only. I tried three other labs in the area and think I get the best results from them...fwiw.

    Hope this helps,

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    ivey shuts it's doors monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
    ivey shuts it's doors monday.
    Maybe if more film photographers worried about quality and patronizing labs that catered to us instead of worrying about finding THE cheapest deal and saving a f*****g nickel on a print, a few labs may survive. OK, I feel a little better saying that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msage View Post
    Maybe if more film photographers worried about quality and patronizing labs that catered to us instead of worrying about finding THE cheapest deal and saving a f*****g nickel on a print, a few labs may survive. OK, I feel a little better saying that.
    Or if the only "pro" lab in town would care enough not to scratch every f*****g frame on every f*****g roll of film (120 or 35mm) and when I complain about it their answer is to buy a DSLR I wouldn't have to ship my slides out of town to get processed.

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    You missed out Travis

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Nunn View Post
    Or if the only "pro" lab in town would care enough not to scratch every f*****g frame on every f*****g roll of film (120 or 35mm) and when I complain about it their answer is to buy a DSLR I wouldn't have to ship my slides out of town to get processed.

    Yeah, you're right, I feel much better after saying that.
    You missed out the f*****g holes where the film clips had been in the best shot on the roll, and the f*****g drying marks.
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    At least I can't complain about this one.
    There is a local, professional lab that not only does a good job developing C-41 120 rolls, but they even print chemically. So far I have been quite satisfied. They even seem excited to process my film, do it really fast and give a discount, though the actual price of three euros per film is quite expensive. Thankfully I don't often do color.
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