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04-08-2002, 05:33 AM
Wal-Mart charged me all of $0.94 when I asked them to process my film and print an index print only. I'm waiting for the cash for a film scanner now /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/biggrin.gif <BR>
sheet film is film that comes in flat sheets like paper. they come in various sizes: 4x5, 8x10. they are the same emulsions as roll film but in sheets to fit large format cameras. you can ask a lab to process only (develope the film) and not have prints made. if your lab offers the service, it is possible to make a thumbnail index print for reference or have them scan the film to cd or floppy. don't be afraid to ask thge people at the lab your questions. a good place will be straight with you in order to keep your business.
04-08-2002, 12:25 PM
try Ritz Camera that has the Fuji Frontier Machines only. Then ask for Index Print, this is a small 4 X 6 with little pictures of the entire roll.<BR>
This will only cost you about $5.50. Then you can choose which ones you want re-printed.
04-08-2002, 01:15 PM
quote:Originally posted by <snappy>:<BR>
<b><b>richie</b>- is .94 cent for an entire roll of film? If is, then that is pretty cheap. Do they also do scans?</b>Snappy, I don't believe that they will do the scans, but yes, the price I stated reflects one roll of 35mm 24 exposure film to be process and one index print to be made ($0.19 per sheet of paper). So I guess if you didn't want the index print, they would just process the film for $0.75?<BR>
I was determined to have this done a couple weeks after I bought my Elan 7e - I shot 20 rolls of color film (100,200,400) and one roll of T-Max 400 in little over a week. I had spent roughly $230 on film processing averaging $7.00 a roll w/ prints. The T-Max, however cost me about $10.50 to get processed at another lab in town.<BR>
So thats why I'm saving up for a film scanner /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/biggrin.gif <BR>
04-08-2002, 03:09 PM
The best place to learn how to ask for what you want is at your local camera store. They are used to dealing with the general public, not just advanced amateurs and pros. As for getting attitude from a "pro lab," remember that you are giving them a gift when you choose to spend your money at their business. If they don't appreciate it, then they don't deserve your custom.
04-08-2002, 09:01 PM
There can be lots of different reasons why the cost could be different. One place could have the cost of the CD included, and the other could be extra for the CD. Also, there could be a huge different in resolution in the scans. At the pro lab I use, it costs $13CAN ($8US) to get a whole roll of 36 exposure print film scanned with the CD included. But these scans are only big enough to email pics to nanna and grandpa, and maybe make prints around 4x6. To get a scan for 5x7 ($6/frame), 11x17 ($9/frame), anything bigger (75 Mb file, $18US). So find out the file resolution that the negs are scanned at, or save your pennies and get a good film scanner, 2400 Dpi should be good for you. Also the labs could have different film scanners; little ****** scanner, or a big professional drum scanner.<BR>
04-08-2002, 09:33 PM
as long as i think i know what i'm talking about, which i might not, don't make the mistake of exposing that paper to plain light, it'll ruin it.<BR>
i'm enrolled in a photojournalism course up at my local community college, and i remember the professor mentioning something about a student opening up his box of paper and pow! they were all ruined.
04-09-2002, 04:16 PM
Snappy: The Fuji Frontier work stations are digital printing facilities. A lot of Wal-Marts and Sam's Clubs use them. Every print they do is off a scan, even a newly processed roll. It is therefore pretty economical for them to just put the photos on CD or a floppy. The down side is that JPEG resolution is the best they can do. That said, the stuff I'm getting from this system rivals the results of my old reliable pro lab at a fraction of the cost. ><>
04-10-2002, 01:55 AM
I worked with a Fuji Frontier for many months. In fact, we were one of the original Beta test sites before Wal-Mart, Longs and the rest ever got them.<BR>
Yes, the Frontier can take anything, and I mean anything, including TIFF Files. <BR>
I have noticed by going to labs with the Frontier that they only do what the Techies there know how to. Longs Drugs personnel are notorious for blowing people off. For example, I went there once and asked them to process a roll of 120 film. They said that the machine could not do it. To me, that meant"duh, what's 120". Another time, I asked them to scan some slides. They said that the machine could not do that either. I told them that all they had to do was change the mask on the machine. Simple. Their reply, " we can't do that, your going to have to take it to a professional lab".<BR>
My "company" charged $2.99 just to develop the film. I thought that was too much, and so did many customers with unexposed films (their mistakes). I did not want to lose customers on such a minor area, so I dropped it down to 99cents (I was the manager). The local Wal-Mart cost 1.99. <BR>
Shop around for price and service (support).The above poster is right, if they treat you like chicken s**t, then take your business elswhere. Long's lost mine to a second rate processoer who lavished service on me. For the most part, your dealing with minimum wage workers who only want to collect a check.If you do come across a Fuji Frontier, jump and click your heels together. Especially if it has a dual station (which most do not have, mine did. We even did photo restorations on it).<BR>
Do not be intimidated by some snot nosed photo clerk. Best of luck.
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