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Old 05-07-2017   #1
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C-41 negatives

Is there any place in the USA where I can send a roll of C-41 type film and get the negatives sent back to me?


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The long story is that about 6 months ago I was at a local Wal-Mart to get batteries and noticed that they still had a one-hour photo machine. Recently I bought a Voigtländer Vito II at auction and this weekend I decided to test it out using a roll of expired Fujicolor 200 film from the refrigerator. When I went to Wal-Mart the one-hour machine was gone and after checking a couple other places it appears that the only option is to send the roll of film away to be developed but then they digitize the photos and email them back with no negatives.

I live in southwestern Ohio, the nearest city of any size is Dayton. Does anyone else in the area know of a place that still does one-hour? Otherwise is there a place that I can mail to film to who will send me back the negatives.

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Old 05-07-2017   #2
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Options are few and becoming fewer. Learn to do it yourself or send it to a wedding/pro lab.

120 color film will disappear soon.

I think b & w will be around for some time. B & W is much easier to do at home because temp control is close to room temp. Color chems are less stable and expensive. t
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Old 05-07-2017   #4
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Saw an article at Peta Pixel about C-41 processing at home. It might end up being the only way to do this in the coming years.

https://petapixel.com/2013/05/13/how...art-to-finish/
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May I suggest this business:

http://www.precision-camera.com/rff-...solution-scans

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Old 05-07-2017   #6
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There are several camera stores still open in the Cincinnati area. Why not try one of them? Off topic, but have you visited the Leica connection display at the Miami University art gallery?
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I went with Blue Moon -- they offered exactly what I was looking for. Last year I came close to getting a Jobo processor which would have opened the door for C-41 and E-6 but decided against it since I do mostly B&W and am comfortable with using tanks.

Thanks to everybody for your input, If the results are noteworthy, I'll let you know. I'm apprehensive about the camera. It appears to be in good working condition -- I had to clean off the front and back surfaces of the lens but there is a lot of dust inside. It should be okay if the shutter is accurate and the bellows don't leak light -- and if I got the exposure right, I have a light meter but I mostly used sunny 16. By the end of the roll, the camera was fun to use.

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Blue Moon Camera in Portland, Oregon.
I use them too. And they are good, I even feel they use fresh chemicals. My negatives have always been consistent. Even long expired film looks better than it should.
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May I suggest this business:

http://www.precision-camera.com/rff-...solution-scans

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Hi Bill, have you used them for silver films and how are their scans? I'm hoping they're not web-sized or run through a preset for curves and contrast.
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I've just done a home process of C-41 using this method:
https://www.lomography.com/magazine/...r-cool-effects

Don't have to worry about temperatures and the Digibase kit is easy to source of Ebay. Negatives look good. Will try scan some tonight and post up the results but so far I'm pretty please and it was a very easy process.
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To follow up on my earlier post, the negatives came back from Blue Moon Camera. The turnaround was one week which I think is very good. As to the negatives, I think they look great. There are some barely noticeable issues with the scans but they are probably attributable to the camera and perhaps the scanner (I scanned the negatives).

Here is an example:

Date: 5-6-17
Camera/Lens: Voigtländer Vito II/Color Skopar f3.5 50mm
Filter: none
Film: expired Fujicolor 200 @200
C-41 processing: Blue Moon Camera, Portland, Ore.
Scan: Plustek 8100

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Options are few and becoming fewer. Learn to do it yourself or send it to a wedding/pro lab.

120 color film will disappear soon.

I think b & w will be around for some time. B & W is much easier to do at home because temp control is close to room temp. Color chems are less stable and expensive. t
Complete and utter alarmist hogwash.
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Were they not saying the same thing 40 years ago about 120 film ? Peter
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Hi Maggieo!

Just read your note here.

No, I haven't used this vendor who advertises here.

I will try them out as I find scanning time consuming and just a pita at least for me.

Info is listed on the link my first post here, scan file size, method of delivery. A positive review.
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I'm thinking about trying this:

http://filmphotographyproject.com/st...it-1-liter-kit

Haven't used C-41 film in years, so probably will give it a try next month.

Doesn't seems that expensive so may worth it as a experiment.

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