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I have been using Costco for my 35mm developing and scanning, and have been extremely pleased with it. For $5 I get a roll of 24 developed and scanned to a CD as 5 MP images.
I Googled for a similar service for my 120 film, but haven't found anything that seemed to work for me. I want to be able to mail in my film, and get negatives and a CD back, without a minimum order. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I know Yakima WA isn't so very close to Billings, but it's my nearest "pro" lab and they say they'll do mail-order processing. I just don't see it mentioned on their web site at http://photohaus.com/ so it might be worth phoning them to see if it's feasible. My enquiry about it was in the context of sending them exposed film while on vacation.
I shoot a lot of Fuji 220 film and have them develop & sleeve the uncut negs, and in their "pro" processing the scan resolution is higher at 2000 pixels along the short side of the frame. (6x7 is their max format size for scans.) They do a nice job, and all my gallery uploads here and in DSLRXchange are their scans.
I note that one page on the Photo Haus site lists other processing labs around the country. The closest to you seems to be Pocatello, but the link takes me nowhere so I guess that one's history. :( Then there's one in Bismarck ND... And there's Pacific Color in Seattle, a top pro outfit, though I haven't had business with them in a long time.
The best for medium format scan is Epson flatbad scanners. They shine in medium format. And for b&w is top performer. I use Epson 4990, but the older 2540 and 32xx are amazing
Thanks everyone! :)
Unfortunately, since 120 is considered a "pro" format (note the lack of consumer films in that size), mail order services are more expensive. That's just the nature of things.
However, there are stores around me that, if I had prints, or scans, would cost around $25. But dev only is $6, and I scan myself on my flatbed.
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