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Okay, so I'm in London for six months and don't want to replicate my kit from home.
Does anyone know of a decent photo lab for a) getting b/w developed on-site and b) being smart enough to understand that the ISO I want it developed at isn't the one on the side of the can... near Liverpool St would help too...
I don't ask for much... :-)
I emigrated so can't help with up to date advice, but if you are there for six months just go to a market and get yourself a tank. The only things you will need to buy new (maybe) are a thermometer and chemicals. Contacts can be made without an enlarger (you would need trays, paper and a bit of glass, that's all), then use a lab for anything you want printed before you get home.
Just another option anyway ;)
Drop our fellow RFF member Kully a line, he should know.
As Martin said - if you're here for 6 months, get yourself the tank &c. - perhaps £20 of your money and you'll be doing a better job than any lab.
I've never sent B&W film to a lab, but looking around expect to pay around £15/roll - perhaps with a contact sheet... Not soon before you realise doing it yourself is going to be cheaper, eh? :)
If you do still want to send it to a lab, let me know.
Thinking things over... the apartment my work have put me up in isn't really the sort of place one would do that sort of thing... but maybe... annoying them might be better than having the "I know it says 400 on the side but I shot it at 800... no, not by accident" conversation anywhere I go.
I might just shoot colour for a bit. Left into Jessops a roll of Fuji 160vc and for £8.49 you get some prints, a cd and a roll of 36exp Kodak 200 something.. weird shop.
I miss my film scanner :-(
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