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    What do you look for in a film lab?

    Hi all - interesting thread and I thought I would chime in to correct in places and enhance the discussion. We hear you loud and clear! We are addressing some of the oddities/shortcomings of our systems/info we dispense, in the next few weeks mainly with the introduction of a new website which...
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    Film Developing in the UK

    Hi Chris, It's a really good point you raise - we are going to be introducing a choice of sleeving options on our new website, which we are working on at the moment. There will be a standard option (which is what we use at the moment) and then a Secol option (which is super archival) and...
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    Highlands to get new darkroom facilities.

    Update. We have a meeting with Matt Sillars tomorrow - we have offered to underwrite 50% of the rent for them. It's such a great facility, and they have worked so hard to get it complete, we really want to support it. We have such a great band of loyal customers - it makes it possible to do...
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    Camera Repair Recommendations

    Another option, if others are busy, which I can recommend from personal experience: http://www.pjcrdirect.co.uk/ They recently repaired 2 Nikon FE2 bodies for me - both of which were dead. Now perfect working order. And serviced / repaired an 85mm f1.4 Nikkor which had various faults, aswell...
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    Highlands to get new darkroom facilities.

    This facility has really been a labour of love by Matt Sillars, who is a lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Anyone who can support it, please don't hesitate. £96 for 12 months really is a bargain. There is 24 hour access and it's based in a cracking area of Inverness and...
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    TMAX 3200

    This is how we treat it. But we do have customers who expose it at 1600, but have standard development.
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    Kodak Ektachrome is almost here - some of our test shots

    It's a popular question! and one that I put, with some trepidation (because I know they have been asked a lot!), to Kodak themselves. The response is, they want to see how well it performs in 35mm first, and then they'll launch in 120 if it goes well in 35mm. These days, from what we see our...
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    Kodak Ektachrome is almost here - some of our test shots

    In case anyone has missed it, the new Kodak Ektachrome E100 is almost with us. We are expecting stock sometime in October and we are putting together process paid options too, as E6 is a much harder process to find these days - especially a high quality E6 service. What we don't want is...
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    Film use continues to grow

    We have the availability of cameras listed as a "Threat" to the industry. They are all getting very old now - even a Nikon F5 can be over 20 years old! and I know that many are build like bricks, but we see a lot of camera faults on film we process - to anyone new to film, this can be very...
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    Film use continues to grow

    Their net profit is very good - but last year they took £2.8m in dividends - which means Pemberstone, who own Harman since 2015, have had a big chunk of their purchase costs of buying the business, back.
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    Film use continues to grow

    Harman Technology (Ilford) have recently filed their audited accounts for their financial year ending 31 December 2017. They report film sales grew a further 9% during 2017. This is the 3rd or 4th year running they have reported growth. Unfortunately they report that B&W paper sales have...
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    Film Developing in the UK

    This is correct, however, it is possible to scan up to 6x12cm 120 film on the Noritsu S1800 and HS1800 scanners with a software upgrade. Although there is only a very small demand for scanning 6x9 upwards.
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    Which film is nearest to Kodachrome ?

    On Wednesday this week we processed a 5ft length of the new Ektachrome for Kodak in a session attended by their representative. It was a control strip which has been sent back to the USA for analysis as, we are guessing, they want to see how it processes "in the field". Exciting stuff!
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    Which film is nearest to Kodachrome ?

    Theoretically, the returning Ektachrome 100 should be the closest film to Kodachrome, in terms of look, when it reappears later this year - provided it looks like the old Ektachrome 100D they discontinued a few years ago - which we used to market as being the closest thing to Kodachrome, without...
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    Wet printing...

    Sure we can offer a traditional silver gelatin B&W hand, darkroom enlargement. You are right in that, with traditional hand enlarging under the enlarger, the pricing would be done on a bespoke basis. Often it would be for a special one off print, and there would be discussion with the customer...
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