A&P getting film processed at target/rite aid/etc

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  1. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    Hey guys I just dusted off my old pentax k1000 SE brown body and have been taking some shots with it.

    I understand that most don't do inhouse prints anymore– and all I'm really looking for is getting the film processed and put on a CD.

    Does anyone know how good of quality it is? and if there is a better way to go about this?
     
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    costco is your best bet for "big box" developing
     
  3. wrong1

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    I just did the same thing... Dusted off an old av-1. Processed a roll at cvs. They look ok but are only like 1500x1000... They told me that was the best they could do, then asked me "why what's the problem are they to dark?" guess I need to try costco.
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    hmm 1500x1000? f-that.

    I wonder if anyone knows of a decent place that you could just send film to yourself.
     
  5. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i do mine at Sams. its cheap and fast.
     
  6. wrong1

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    do you happen to know what res they scan negs at?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    no i dont know :( i would give them a call
     
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    I get my films processed at local Camera store. Cheap, fast and excellent quality.
     
  9. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    K1000 crew :bowdown:


    Just a warning, most places like CVS won't develop real B&W process film like Ilford HP5, they have to send it out, and it usually sucks hard.

    They only do color/color process b&w in their lab.
     
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    develop B&W yourself broseph
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    :werd: real easy to do with a light trap tank.
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    hmm the plot thickens since the last two rolls I have shot are B&W
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    what kind of BW though? Some can be processed by the whitebox stores.
     
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    If it's labeled CN (Kodak BW400CN) or says it can be processed by C-41, then any film development store can processes it since it's the same as color processing.

    Most online labs (Millers, WHCC, etc) will process BW for you.
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    I have kodak 400 tmax "black and white negative film"

    can't really figure it out :dunno:
     
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    TMax need B&W chemicals to process. Local stores will not be able to process. You might check your local camera shops to see if they send it out. Or use the examples I listed above...

    OR....develop it yourself. It's not hard and you get ~30 minute gratification. You'll just need a film scanner or go all out and do your own enlargements. :)
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    hmm I have a film scanner!!– I always forget I can scan film but lost the slide film adapter. I guess I can just get the film processed and scan the negatives.

    edit: argghhh I'm missing the negative holder for the film scanner :(

    what exactly do I need to process B&W? Off the top of my head and recollecting from HS photo class:

    -bag to take apart film canister
    -Coil thing to hold film
    -chemicals.... which ones?

    whats a good online place to purchase this type of stuff from?
     
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    -Bag or completely lightless room.
    -Tank and reel
    -Thermometer
    -Chemicals:
    Developer
    Stop bath
    Fixer
    Hypo

    You can get them at either B&H and Adorama. There are student supply houses that have them cheaper too if you look around.
     
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    Go look for a local print lab, plenty of them have full C-41 labs. Hell, if that fails, send it to my store! lol
     
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    we can do it at walgreens if you have one near you. At my store its like 5 bucks to get it developed and put onto cd.
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    well guys I settled on a solution. I ordered a negative/slide capable scanner. There is a local privately owned lab...

    And I just ordered a bunch of rolls of velvia 100 slide film (yum) and a bunch of prepaid processing envelopes to fujiflm :bigthumb:
     
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    which scanner did you order? Did it work out well?
     
  25. AbortionSurvivor

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    just enroll in a photography class at your local JC.
    You'll have access to their dark room, chemicals, enlarger, etc...
    Make all the prints you want. just pay for paper and fees.
     

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