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Just ordered three rolls of Portra 400 in 220 for next week's shoot figured give me chance to try out the film as well as your services.

Question is the extra charge for pushing C41 per stop or just a flat charge. either way is cool, was just wondering.
If you are shooting Portra 400, it's good to 1600 without pushing...

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Old 04-07-2011   #122
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How fast is the turnaround? I sent 5 rolls of 120 film last weekend, should've arrived by now. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2011   #123
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Normally about two weeks. Precision has been great to deal with. I've been happy with my scans and will continue to send them all of my 120/220.
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Old 04-08-2011   #124
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It is permitted because they are sponsors (as in, they help financially support this website that you are so vocally concerned about) and, furthermore, are posting something that is of great interest to a lot of other rangefinderforum.com members, as evidenced by the level of activity on this thread, even if that does not include you. Sheesh.

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RF Forum has advertising space, and it has the classifieds. Are we going to be seeing more threads in all the forums devoted to products and services?
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If you are shooting Portra 400, it's good to 1600 without pushing...

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Cool !
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Robert J,

I wonder if it's possible for Precision to "Dropbox" the scanned jpegs after development for turnaround speed, and then mail the negatives?

I'm about to go on a weekend trip and I've convinced my wife that film instead of digital won't substantially affect her desire to see the pictures soon...

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Old 04-08-2011   #127
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I don't find this objectionable- the sponsor isn't all over the place with "commercialism", and I think many of the members find the post and offer to be valuable. Finding reasonably-priced, quality scans these days is often a struggle. Kudos to Precision for offering this special to RFF members.
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Old 04-08-2011   #128
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There is little or no difference in quality between an original level 10-12 JPEG files and 8bit TIFF files, and those same advantages can be gained by simply saving the JPEGs you've edited as 8Bit TIFFs.
Most of the time when people refer to the benefits of TIFFs over JPEGs they're referring to 16bit files rather then 8bit files.
There IS a major difference between TIFF and JPEG because JPEG has lossy compression and TIFF has none, hence the smaller files. But those smaller files means digital info has been deleted from the original file and that's why TIFFs are advantageous when heavy editing is involved.
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There IS a major difference between TIFF and JPEG because JPEG has lossy compression and TIFF has none, hence the smaller files. But those smaller files means digital info has been deleted from the original file and that's why TIFFs are advantageous when heavy editing is involved.

So exactly how great is this "major difference" between an image that is an 8bit TIFF through its entire editing cycle and one that starts as a level 12JPEG and is saved as an 8Bit Tiff through the remainder of its editing cycle?

Is the 8 Bit TIFF image better by say 100%, 50%, 25% 10%?

Now if we're talking about editing a 16bit TIFF vs a JPEG or 8Bit TIFF that a different story due the greater bit depth rather then the file format.
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Hi Robert,
Is there a way to specify how many frames per cut on a 120/220 film to save on shipping? Or this just needs to be written on the roll itself?
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Old 04-12-2011   #131
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My first order came out your way this morning. I snubbed the Local NYC labs for your amazing deal! 2 rolls of 35mm E100GX shot with my Bessa R4a, and 1 roll of Ektar 100 shot in my Fuji GA645. I'm so excited to see the scans!

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Question Overseas processing, APS

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For some overseas customers I am uploading scans using Dropbox...if that is of interest email me: robertj (a) precision-camera.com
Hi Robert

Reading all the positive feedbacks here, I'm shure your offer is also interesting for myself. If I could download the scans, rather then you have to burn and send the CDs too: much better.

I still have around 20 APS rolls (ISO 100, 200, 400 colour C41) which need a decent scan. In this thread 240 processing was confirmed, but I didn't see the right selection and pricing for 240 in the order form.

Will contact you separately by email.
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Old 04-20-2011   #133
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Very excited to be working with you guys.

I have 22 rolls en route; 15 of them shot with 120 Velvia while I was backpacking through Guatemala and Belize. A couple more trying out the new 120 Portra 400 film. The results from other forum members are absolutely stellar.
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8 bit tiffs are not observably better than the very low compression jpgs. I would like to get 16 bit tiffs that are not clipped on the high or low end so I have more latitude for adjustment.
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Is there a way to specify how many frames per cut on a 120/220 film to save on shipping? Or this just needs to be written on the roll itself?
Thank you
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Hi, the 120/200 are cut depending on the format (645, 6x6, etc.) so there is no option to choose.
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Old 04-20-2011   #136
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Same price for APS

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Reading all the positive feedbacks here, I'm shure your offer is also interesting for myself. If I could download the scans, rather then you have to burn and send the CDs too: much better.

I still have around 20 APS rolls (ISO 100, 200, 400 colour C41) which need a decent scan. In this thread 240 processing was confirmed, but I didn't see the right selection and pricing for 240 in the order form.

Will contact you separately by email.
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Old 04-24-2011   #137
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For those following this thread, we are investigating scanning cut strips.

It is more time consuming to scan multiple 4- to 6 frame strips as opposed to an uncut roll of 35mm, but if there is interest, we are considering offering this service.

This way customers can send in a roll of already developed film, stored in the usual negative sleeves, and we'd scan and return them.

Also, we are working on an efficient system so customers can simply download the scans, as opposed to burning and mailing CDs. Will keep everyone posted as this develops.
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Old 04-24-2011   #138
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At work, we use box.net to share large files with people. I think the hardest part images is minimizing the numbers of uploads/downloads to make it time-effective. Thus, you'd want means to upload/download a whole folder at a time (I frankly don't know if box.net can do that ... at work we're mainly moving around video and audio files).
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I actually was just going to ask about this developed film scanning service. I planned to send about 6 rolls for development today. Can I send these cut, developed rolls to for scanning? Any idea on the pricing for those? Some rolls I only need one shot scanned.

As for the uploads, dropbox worked well enough for me, but I understand it's not going to be efficient for doing with all your clients. Why is it that you guys cannot burn DVDs? I'll buy you a DVD drive if that's the problem. Even if there is a full download program I still want my scans on a CD/DVDROM for archive purposes incase I loose my computer, on-site backup and either of my off-site backups in some sort of catastrophic failure, I can always go back to the discs to get my pictures.
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Old 04-28-2011   #140
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Do you scan negatives from Hasselblad Xpan, and 24x24mm frames?

Sorry if I missed this in the information above (I have read through this thread but not seen it).

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Old 04-28-2011   #141
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Hi, the 120/200 are cut depending on the format (645, 6x6, etc.) so there is no option to choose.
Robert,

How do you cut 6x7 film?

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What have you guys experienced as average wait time until being contacted for making payment? I've sent off my film two weeks ago and I was curious.

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sorry for the delay Zonan, Robert is no longer with us and it's been about two weeks since anyone has had time to pay attention to the forums, so I apologize once again.

We typically cut 6x7 negs in strips of 2.
If you would like them page sleeved it is $1 extra.
Just hand write any additional instructions, such as page sleeving or preference on amount in cut strips.

We do offer uncut rolls, shipping starts at $5 for them.

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Old 05-17-2011   #145
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sorry for the delay Zonan, Robert is no longer with us and it's been about two weeks since anyone has had time to pay attention to the forums, so I apologize once again.
Now I understand why I did not receive any answers. All right. Please have a look to your support ticket system. I explained my questions and concerns very detailed in ticket #LMT-654-95939 already 7 days ago. It is assigned to Cathleen Menke. Thank you for feedback in the next few days.
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Thanks for the reply, Christian- I've sent some film off, and will report back here when I get it back.
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Now I understand why I did not receive any answers. All right. Please have a look to your support ticket system. I explained my questions and concerns very detailed in ticket #LMT-654-95939 already 7 days ago. It is assigned to Cathleen Menke. Thank you for feedback in the next few days.
Also apologize for your delays dtc, I emailed Cathleen and asked her to take another look at your ticket and respond. Appreciate the patience folks.
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I actually was just going to ask about this developed film scanning service. I planned to send about 6 rolls for development today. Can I send these cut, developed rolls to for scanning? Any idea on the pricing for those? Some rolls I only need one shot scanned.

As for the uploads, dropbox worked well enough for me, but I understand it's not going to be efficient for doing with all your clients. Why is it that you guys cannot burn DVDs? I'll buy you a DVD drive if that's the problem. Even if there is a full download program I still want my scans on a CD/DVDROM for archive purposes incase I loose my computer, on-site backup and either of my off-site backups in some sort of catastrophic failure, I can always go back to the discs to get my pictures.
If you take a look at our online pricing sheet, you will find most of your questions answered there.

and yes Mister E, we can scan by the frame, refer to the top of the sheet. Thank you guys for the loyal patronage, hope to be taking care of all you already or in the near future!
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Also apologize for your delays dtc, I emailed Cathleen and asked her to take another look at your ticket and respond. Appreciate the patience folks.
Just seen: Thank you! Will decide and post back my definitive order by end of this week.

This is a really respectable forum. Personally speaking but also from a technical information point of view. And the sponsors are amazingly comitted. Thank you all.
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If you take a look at our online pricing sheet, you will find most of your questions answered there.

and yes Mister E, we can scan by the frame, refer to the top of the sheet. Thank you guys for the loyal patronage, hope to be taking care of all you already or in the near future!
Seeing as you guys sat on my film for over a week while I waited to hear back from you then sent it to the wrong address I don't really want to hear about it.
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can you do pano scans?

Yes, we can scan panoramic 35mm negatives. The longest being the Xpan negatives.

Unfortunately, we are unable to scan any 120 negatives. 6x9 is the longest our machine is able to do.
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And I understand your frustrations Mister E, I wish I had been here to help remedy your situation a little more soon, but I was just pulled on this week to fill Robert's vacant spot. I know there is no excuse for the mess up, and someone else should have been here to help you during that time. I assure you I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that our loyal RFF members are taken well care of from now on, it's one of the many reasons I was hired. My apologies for your inconvenience, once again.
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Christian,

Hearing that Robert is no longer with you is a concern to me.

That said, I received my first order from you after 2 weeks and the scans were very good! Much better than I have gotten from the largest lab here in Atlanta.

You should have received another order from me today and hopefully it will be just as good, maybe even quicker!

Thank you for your service.
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I just got a roll of 135 Ektar back from Precision - excellent quality processing and scans!
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Wasn't Mr. Rudman referring to scanning panoramic 120 or 220?

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To clarify...they *do* scan 120 and 220 all the time...
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Wasn't Mr. Rudman referring to scanning panoramic 120 or 220?
I think that's correct, but it seemed to be a blanket statement that could have been interpreted as they don't do 120 or 220 at all.
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I just packed up the first 7 rolls I will be sending to Precision tonight. I am impressed with the positive feedback I have been reading about the quality of the scans that are being provided and look forward to getting mine back. I need to do some posting.
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Glad to see all these positive reviews on our services! And also happy to see Robert aiding me a bit in here with questions, my sincerest thanks sir.

And yes, that was in reference to panoramas, sorry for it not being clear. I just copy/pasted the answer I received from our photolab. :S

Also, I do check this as often as possible, but in order to receive the promptest reply to support issues, please submit your questions here. As it is our support center for the whole company, you are able to receive much more thorough answers from people directly in the department you are concerned with. As Robert said a few posts back, the position I am in now mainly deals with networking and marketing to our online customers, so sometimes it is best to hear directly from the source. Thanks again for your patronage!
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Just for the record: Today sent overseas for achive scan, already developed:

1 roll 240 colour neg
7 x 135 slides colour pos
1 roll 135 colour neg (stripes of 4)

Already developed, just a test order to P-C (see support ticket #LMT-654-95939).

Now awaiting details for payment and - cross the fingers for the delivery!
Will keep the venue informed.
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