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08-17-2017, 04:44 AM   #16
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I would probably send my B&W for processing elsewhere (I enjoy doing it but don't have the time for all the B&W film I shoot) if it weren't for the price. Here in Madrid the cheapest I've found was €12 a roll, that's almost three times more expensive than colour. And the total investment to develop it myself was €90 so by the time I'd developed a handful of rolls I'd broken even (including the first bottles of the chemicals required).


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Should you decide to go the DIY route, you won't even need the changing bag with a daylight loading tank like a Rondinax. And if you don't have a suitable flatbed scanner around already, even a simple PrimeFilm will give perfectly acceptable results for web and prints to 10x8 (use VueScan rather than the included software though). Here's a K1000 shot from 1974 scanned with PrimeFilm 3650u:


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Here's a site where you can find a photolab in your area (or closeto you):

Photo Labs and Darkrooms ? I shoot film.
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I closed my darkroom down in 1984 when I moved to a new house. Really don't have any interest in fiddling with chemicals for a roll or so a month. Appreciate the comments. Also, I'm pushing 80, so don't know how long I will be able to keep on shooting.


Disconnekt - That's an interesting site. However, there is nothing near me (no sites in West, By gawd, VA).


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I would say Dwayne's Photo (A trusted name in photo processing for over 50 years - Dwayne's Photo) is going to be on the cheaper side for developing film ($5 for b&w and C-41, a couple bucks more for E-6 film)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
That sounds quite expensive to me. If you are in it for the long run, it might be better to buy a changing bag, tank and a scanner.
+ Thermometer, 2xclips, measuring cylinder, 2hand from someone gone digitl?
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+ Thermometer, 2xclips, measuring cylinder, 2hand from someone gone digitl?

Yep; I bought a tank and other equipment on Craigslist. Including the chemicals, and using my local B&W lab @ $16.00/roll for processing and scanning, I figured it would break even after about 10 rolls, which is what I've been shooting around every 6-10 weeks.
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You should get better quality control to!

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