Old 02-09-2011   #81
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I had the opportunity to drop off some film in person yesterday. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. I am anxious to see the results. This will be the first film I have had developed in years.
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Old 02-09-2011   #82
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Secondly they don't number their folders in any order but toss them in a DCIM folder, unlike say NCPS and then each DCIM folder contains a folder always labeled '100NORIT' which is the default for the scanner, but absolutely intolerable since I have to relabel everything myself. This was a small order but I would have been pulling my hair out had this been 20+ rolls. Please don't leave the scanner set to it's defaults.
Intolerable? How would you like them labeled and what if someone else wants them labeled in a different manner? What are they supposed to do, rename each image special for you and then special for the next guy, etc?

They can't know everyone's individual workflows so really, you should just develop your own tools to make renaming a 2 second task no matter who does your scanning or if you do the scanning yourself.
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Intolerable? How would you like them labeled and what if someone else wants them labeled in a different manner? What are they supposed to do, rename each image special for you and then special for the next guy, etc?

They can't know everyone's individual workflows so really, you should just develop your own tools to make renaming a 2 second task no matter who does your scanning or if you do the scanning yourself.
Please don't get all bent out of shape about intolerable. That might be too harsh a word, but frustrating would be better. Surely a pro lab knows that no one wants every folder named the same thing. I'd prefer they number the folders after the leader tags from development which seem to always be a 4 digit number like 1035. The other labs I deal with do this and I've never had to rename a folder because of it. Moreover when I go back into my bin of slides I can find the original roll because it matches the folder name.

Precision, sent you an email days ago, still no reply. Thanks!
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What email did you send it to? Try robertj (at) precision-camera.com.
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Old 02-09-2011   #85
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Yeah I figured it was something along those lines.

The ftp thing would be AWESOME. I've dreamed of something like that. Haha. Yes, I know I'm sad.
+1 for the ftp/download system. I am a recent convert, and viewing the results earlier would help me grow as a user of film.
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I got my film and scans back today and boy am I upset....these things show all my mistakes, no more blaming the processing!
Seriously good work and I will be using Precision again.
Nice folks to deal with by phone or email as well.
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I was very happy with my first round of develop & scans from Precision and will be back for more -- thanks! The only downside for me is a longer round trip time compared to NCPS so +1 for a download option.
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Robert - Any idea when you guys will have the FTP/download system set up? Is this imminent at this point or just an idea?
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I'm about to send out an order today. What's the status on the FTP?
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Just got back a couple of rolls of 35 and a roll of 120 that I had done and I am thrilled with them. Best scans I've ever gotten. My film will all be going to Precision now.
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Just curious, what developer do you guys use for traditional B&W? Is it the same for 35 and 120?

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The scanning service seems very promising.

Just wonder how it would work for films from Canada?

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I'm going to be sending a few things off in 2 weeks. Can't wait after hearing all the positive results
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Just a follow up I printed a few of the 35mm scans at 8X10 on my Epson 2880 straight from the CD and they look great!
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It's still on! We switched shopping carts and made some web changes, the new page will be up soon.

Use this link for now: http://www.precision-camera.com/webm.../view.php?id=5
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Cool, I'll be sending you all my C-41 for processing & scanning. Everyone's services here has either dried up or the scans are crap.
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Seems like a great deal! FTP option would be awesome!

How much is the return cost to Sweden?
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Got mine! I sent it March 1st from MD, got it back on the 14th. It felt longer though . But I'll definitely send more to PC.
As everybody stated above, the scans are great!
An FTP site would be a very welcomed addition.
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Just got my scans back. Holy cow! Best scans I've ever had of my film period. Incredible detail. My only nit is jpeg versus tif for how they saved the files. But the file sizes would have been huge if they had saved as a tif. Great service, good turn around (I would have preferred a tid bit faster, but for the price can't complain). They'll be getting all of my E6 from now on out. I had originally thought that 25 MP scans of my 35mm would be overkill, but I was wrong. The amount of detail is incredible.
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Thanks Eric

I have inspected TIFFs vs JPEGs out of this scanner, and there is no visible difference. And you're right, TIFFs are huge. There is no reason for them...
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Just got back a couple of rolls of 35 and a roll of 120 that I had done and I am thrilled with them. Best scans I've ever gotten. My film will all be going to Precision now.
For some overseas customers I am uploading scans using Dropbox...if that is of interest email me: robertj (a) precision-camera.com
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Seems like a great deal! FTP option would be awesome!

How much is the return cost to Sweden?
Depends on how many rolls/CDs. I've been able to get quite a few rolls into a small flat rate priority mail box, that's $13 and about a week transit.
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One more thing: we only run E6 twice a week, so depending on when your film arrives, it may take a bit longer.

I'd like to get the volume up so we can run E6 every day.
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hi precision... this is really great. Question though, I usually develop my own B/W in diafine, I leave them uncut, 120/220, 35mm, still the same cost to scan?
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What machine are you guys using to scan your negs? I have gotten a bunch of scans from a Noritsu 3011 (local lab) but your scans look way better.
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Except if you want to edit or modify the files. Then TIFFs are definitely superior.
Even then it really doesn't matter. I'm not sure what edits you'd need the TIFF for?

My 6X9 JPGs already range between 19-35 MB. I don't even want to deal with a file that big.
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Even then it really doesn't matter. I'm not sure what edits you'd need the TIFF for?

My 6X9 JPGs already range between 19-35 MB. I don't even want to deal with a file that big.

My PPing software doesn't like large jpegs due to the lack of processing power and graphics capabilty of my aging PC.

And anything bigger than a 50 meg tif sends it into crash mode if you get carried away!
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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.
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What machine are you guys using to scan your negs? I have gotten a bunch of scans from a Noritsu 3011 (local lab) but your scans look way better.
I second this question, because my (better) local lab, uses a Noritsu QSS-3201 too. Are there other recommended professional develop/scan stations? Apart from the typical Fujifilm SP-3000...

Exact question: what do you use in your lab, PrecisionCamera?
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hi precision... this is really great. Question though, I usually develop my own B/W in diafine, I leave them uncut, 120/220, 35mm, still the same cost to scan?
Yes! As long as they are uncut.
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I second this question, because my (better) local lab, uses a Noritsu QSS-3201 too. Are there other recommended professional develop/scan stations? Apart from the typical Fujifilm SP-3000...

Exact question: what do you use in your lab, PrecisionCamera?
We have multiple Noritsus, I'm not sure of the exact model.
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Wow I was about to order a Plustek scanner. Knowing it would be a big compromise in quality. You saved me (as long as it stays on this price level ;-)
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How many commercial threads are you having to hunt through?

If you don't want to read about a scanning special, you can always move along to another thread, just like if you don't want to read about a Leica thread mount Summaron thread or any other thread.
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this is a tremendous service to the RFF community, you should consider self-restraint before attacking a sponsor. This is an image processing thread, I think it suits it just fine.
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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.
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Holy crap I just found out about this deal! EXPECT SOME 120 and 35mm COME YOUR WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

i'm going to be burning up my Fuji GA645 now!
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