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01-31-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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Where to buy film, and send for processing?

There was a very good store and lab in Saskatoon, but Minneapolis has little in the way of film retailers.

Anyone buying their film online and sending it away to be processed? Looking for C41 B&W in ASA 400 and 1600 and C41 color in ASA 200 and 400.

Your input is much appreciated.

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I'm not aware of a C41 B&W in 1600 speed.

The other films are available at most drug stores (I know Kodak's C41 B&W is available at Walgreens, etc. in my area). I get my C41 film processed at Costco for $1.59 for process only; $2.99 a roll if I want a DVD of scans.
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B&H, Adorama, and Freestyle are your film sources, any one of them maybe cheaper at any point for a particular film.

For send-away develpment, Dwayne's is excellent, as is Lattin
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CVS or similar can do pretty good work with 35mm C41, at good prices.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grainbelt Quote
There was a very good store and lab in Saskatoon, but Minneapolis has little in the way of film retailers.

Anyone buying their film online and sending it away to be processed? Looking for C41 B&W in ASA 400 and 1600 and C41 color in ASA 200 and 400.

Your input is much appreciated.
C41 B&W only comes in 2 flavours: Kodak BW400CN and Ilford XP2. Both 400 speed. Actually there may be a Fuji choice too.... but UK market only?

Lots of choices in colour, but I don't think many quality choices for 200 speed (but lots of cheap 200 speed choices). Portra 400 is fantastic as is Portra 160, but I must admit I haven't tried a whole lot of different films. I bought from B&H, but I've since noticed ebay has plenty of choices too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
C41 B&W only comes in 2 flavours: Kodak BW400CN and Ilford XP2. Both 400 speed. Actually there may be a Fuji choice too.... but UK market only?
The Kodak and Ilford C41 films are rated at ISO 400, but they can also be shot at ISO 200 and 800 without any alterations in the processing. Though I would not recommend shooting it at ISO 1600. To my knowledge the C41 film do not go beyond ISO 800. If you are willing to use other films then I can highly recommend the Fuji Neopan 1600.

I have tried both Kodak BW400CN and Ilford XP2. I can recommend the Kodak film.

Fuji has the Neopan 400CN, which is a C41 film. Whether it is available in the US I do not know since I live in Denmark and buy my films from the UK or Germany.
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This place is in the UK and they have a "minimum" order for us folks in North America.
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I already don't live near anywhere that sells film, but even the nearest Walmart (2 1/2 hours away) where I always used to get my film, no longer carries much, or what I want. So I have bought my last few batches of film from Hong Kong or China via eBay.
Canada Post's appalling rates mean mail-order film processing is prohibitively expensive, even if I'd been able to find a good lab which I spent hours hunting for. I've found a drugstore only a little farther away than the Walmart which did a passable job, & even Walmart's printing was ok. Both still use the old optical printers. The camera store with their "premium" processing & "premium" prices is doing digital prints which were absolutely horrible.
I hate how hard it is to get film & get it processed!
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