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Greetings from Croton on Hudson! Just got my Agfa Record III 6x9 folder

  1. peretzmatthew
    Hi all,
    I live north of NYC and I just got my Agfa Record III from Jurgen Kreckel (who has answered a million questions I've asked and I think he's fantastic). Haven't even developed my first 'test roll' as I am trying to decide who to send it to. I was using LTI Lightside in NYC but they insist on shipping it back UPS, making the shipping (an hour away) as expensive or more expensive than the processing. I am doing process only and then scanning the negatives in to see if any are worth actually printing. Those are the economics of being unemployed for 3 years now. I would process it myself, but I don't want to get into all of the chemicals, etc and I don't have any equipment.

    Besides, I just spent a small fortune amassing the tools, chemicals, and last but not least the bodies (and the ultimate manual) to do full CLA's on Exaktas- - my new hobby.

    I am trying to look up whether or not anybody does 120 film in Westchester or I might just end up using Moonphoto or A&I, both of whom promised me that they would return-ship by USPS at a much cheaper rate than these places that insist on using UPS. I understand that they don't find USPS reliable... but I can't afford the premium cost for return shipping. I just can't.
  2. PeterAM
    PeterAM
    I have had 120 developed by Sam's Camera (Mt. Kisco & Scarsdale). There is a lab in Harrison called PDK that I'm going to try.
  3. M.A.Longmore
    M.A.Longmore
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    Hello Matthew, and Peter,

    I've been APUGing for a few years.
    I just moved to Hartsdale last month !
    Unfortunately, I'm still unpacking, and unpacking ...
    Didn't realize I had that much photography equipment !
    And I'll be setting up a Darkroom within the next few months ... Hopefully !
    I started using W*lM*rt last year for all the expired C41, and E6 that I was shooting.
    Back then I was living on Long Island, but I used two locations to process film, and
    was satisfied, except when they made the mistake of printing, even though I wrote
    " Develop Only No Prints " in the special instructions section on the envelope.
    I was definitely satisfied with their service, the prices varied slightly by location,
    E6 135, and 120 was $4.85 per roll, and C41 135, and 120 was $1.95 per roll.
    I dropped off a few rolls last week at the White Plains W*lM*rt, and waiting patiently.
    You can also try the Target Photo Center, but Target only processes C41 135, AND APS.


    ***** No Other Products Were Purchased From W*lM*art During My Visit To The Photo Center *****
    Be Prepared For 20 - 30 Minutes Of Frustration When You Attempt To Pick Up Your Film


    Ron
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  4. PeterAM
    PeterAM
    Ron:
    I live in the Edgemont section of Greenburgh; just south of you (more or less). I've been living here for a long time and am pretty familiar with the county, if you have any questions. Welcome to the area.
  5. PeterAM
    PeterAM
    Matthew:
    I was going to take a roll of 120 over to PDK in Harrison this morning; called them first and found out that they are no longer doing processing (closing the wet lab, as they put it). I'm going to mail the film to "The Darkroom", which is an APUG advertiser. I'm not in any rush (the film had been in the camera for at least a year) so we'll see how it works out.

    Peter
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