Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-05-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
Pentaxian
Colorado CJ's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Colorado
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,272
Best Place for Fast Development?

I'm just now getting into the film side of photography and I'm wondering where is the best place to get film developed and high quality scans taken? I'd like to use a chain type store as I really don't want to ship the film out for development and scanning. I'm a little too impatient for that, used to shooting digital and all .

If I start to like using film, it will probably end up like everything else I do and become a small obsession, so I'll probably end up buying my own scanner and development setup sometime in the future. For now though, I'd like to get some decent scans of my negatives. So far, I've only developed one roll, and the scans were very bad (I watched them scan the whole 24 exposures in about 15 seconds).

Thanks for the help.

01-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2011
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,927
I can't say I have ever seen a 1 hour slide processing high quality scanning type chain stores even in the heydays.

Closest I can recommend is using fine negatives so you can use corner drug stores like CVS for less then 1 hour processing. For scanning, I do it myself with a Coolscan 9000.

Here in Atlanta, there is a same day slide developing shop named E-Six but I don't know of any in your neck of the woods.
01-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
Senior Member
cscurrier's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bellingham, WA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 278
I would look for a more professional camera shop around you if you want high quality scans and relatively quick service. Unfortunately, just about every drugstore/retail chain photo labs have horrible scans. The best I've come across was actually at Wal Mart, putting out something close to a 5 mp image if I recall correctly. Other than that, I'd say better start shopping for a scanner soon! Best of luck and have lots of fun.
01-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
paulh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: DFW Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,431
If you do choose to mail your film, I can recommend Dwayne's Photo (Kansas). They do a nice job & pretty fast service, but it can get expensive. If you're gonna shoot a lot of film, def. look for a scanner.


Last edited by paulh; 01-06-2012 at 07:38 AM.
01-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
Pentaxian
Colorado CJ's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Colorado
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,272
Original Poster
In my VERY limited experience shooting film, there is just something about an old metal all manual screwmount that I really like, so I think I'll be shooting a lot of film in the future.

I'll more than likely buy a scanner, but in the meantime, I'd like to get some decent scans.

I might see how well my flatbed scanner, or even my DSLR with a macro lens works. Both would probably be MUCH better than what I got back from Walgreens.
01-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
cscurrier's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bellingham, WA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 278
QuoteOriginally posted by Colorado CJ Quote
I might see how well my flatbed scanner, or even my DSLR with a macro lens works. Both would probably be MUCH better than what I got back from Walgreens.
I can guarantee they will. Even the flatbed.
01-05-2012, 11:16 PM   #7
Site Supporter
gofour3's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 5,121
QuoteOriginally posted by Colorado CJ Quote
I'm just now getting into the film side of photography and I'm wondering where is the best place to get film developed and high quality scans taken? I'd like to use a chain type store as I really don't want to ship the film out for development and scanning. I'm a little too impatient for that, used to shooting digital and all .

If I start to like using film, it will probably end up like everything else I do and become a small obsession, so I'll probably end up buying my own scanner and development setup sometime in the future. For now though, I'd like to get some decent scans of my negatives. So far, I've only developed one roll, and the scans were very bad (I watched them scan the whole 24 exposures in about 15 seconds).

Thanks for the help.
Try DR5 Chrome, they are located in Denver.

dr5 CHROME - Black and White slide - transparency process + THE ONLY AGFA SCALA PROCESSING WORLDWIDE

Phil.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
development, film, scans
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting started in film development goddo31 Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 15 03-16-2011 08:06 PM
two bath development icywarm Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 22 01-08-2011 12:27 AM
Any Arrested Development (TV) fans here? RolloR General Talk 8 10-21-2010 08:25 PM
new body/lens development? Reportage Pentax News and Rumors 39 07-19-2010 01:44 PM
I want some light, sharp, fast prime lenses...hopefully I came to the right place innocent smith Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 15 04-21-2010 02:51 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:07 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top