Yep, welcome Houdel
Yep, welcome Houdel
Thanks all for the kind greetings!
Your RB67 looks really nice. I have the slightly smaller Mamiya 7 and Mamiya 645 Pro TL. I usually take the Mamiya 7 because it is so convenient. The glass is amazing. Can easily use handheld, but it produces great landscapes on a tripod, and with the transparencies scanned to maximum resolution at a pro lab.
Where do you have your film processed? I have no pro labs in my area; I have been sending my film out to a lab in San Francisco. No complaints with the lab, but the turn around time is terrible. 17 day average turn around, I'd like to find someplace that can do better than that.
Hi Houdel, I saw your post and it reminded me about my RB67 Pro SD. I bought a mint one last year and haven't had much chance to use it due to house moves etc. But, the odd times I have I must say it's a great camera to use. Probably a good tripod is needed though I have used mine handheld with a Mamiya grip. I also have a c330s TLR - I do like Mamiya cameras.
If you're looking for E-6 processing, one of the best processors in the nation is just across the bridge up in the Soo. Take a look at http://www.agximaging.com/. I don't know what his turn around is, but the quality is reputed to be very high. If you're looking for C-41, there are a handfull in Grand Rapids and I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least one in Big Rapids, but I'm sure that you get there more frequently than I.
As for the traffic signals, I guessed that was what you meant but I couldn't resist! Baldwin has become such a metropolis you know. ;)
I wouldn't send my films to any of the shops in GR - no way, no thanks. BTDT. I've used North Coast Photo and they did a good job (albeit a bit spendy, but was glad to have it done). There are many good places to send your film, but none near you - especially in Lake County ;-) .
Fmajoe,Grand rapids only has one lab left that I know of, Allied Imaging. What's wrong with them? i think they only run film 1 or 2 days a week.
I live here but run my own E6, C41, and b+w in a jobo so I haven't had the need for a lab.