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XPan film developing
Old 09-09-2012   #1
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XPan film developing

I am greatly interested in owning an XPan. For those of you who own one and do not develop your own film, has it been difficult to locate a lab than can? How about prints? Thanks for any insight.

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Old 09-10-2012   #2
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precision camera, a forum sponsor, does mine and provides hi rez scans as well. awaiting my first batch from them any day now! thers no problem developing as far as i can see. the problem might be in the scanning as some places charge more because of the 'hybrid' nature of having negatives switch back and forth between normal and pano. precision camera does not charge extra for this, thats why i gave them a try.

btw, the xpan is far and away my favorite camera, film or digital. if you can get a good deal on a full set, go for it. the IQ rivals medium format, and its tremendously creative and fun to use.
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I had a couple of rolls of E6 developed locally, told them to just develop and not to cut the film at all. No problem at all and I cut the film later by myself and scanned it. If getting prints and or scans professionally done might be indeed better to ask them first if they can provide this kind of service and how much additional it will cost.
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My lab does Xpan format, in film and printing photos.

http://www.gpclabworks.com/
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I had a couple of rolls of E6 developed locally, told them to just develop and not to cut the film at all. No problem at all and I cut the film later by myself and scanned it. If getting prints and or scans professionally done might be indeed better to ask them first if they can provide this kind of service and how much additional it will cost.
This is my process too, I also just do home B&W which is self explanatory
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Ditto to above. I home develop B&W. Local lab develops the C41 with instructions not to cut the roll. Scan everything myself on V700.
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Old 09-19-2012   #7
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I use transparency film (E6) and use widely-used mail-order labs. I warn them which films are panoramic (or mixed) format and to be careful with cutting. No problems so far.
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Same here. I usually use my local lab (photoworkssf.com), and ask them not to cut the film. Actually, I always ask them not to cut the film--a couple of times I noticed a fingerprint on the negative... and I assume that this is less likely to happen if they don't fiddle the film into the sleeves. It only happends once or twice, it's really a good lab in case you are in the SF area.

They also mount the non-panoramic slides for me, and leave the others alone (sleeved). That's nice, as it takes a lot of time to mount slides by yourself.
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