Already developed APS film on CD ROM.

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Peter Jones, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. Peter Jones

    Peter Jones Guest

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to locate a lab in the UK that will transfer already
    developed APS cassettes onto CD at a reasonable cost.

    These are films ( about 25 or so) that were developed before I realised
    the benefit of having the photos on CD. I have been quoted ridiculous
    rates by some of the majors - £12 - £20 per film & others (Boots) just
    do not offer the service. I suppose it's like asking turkeys to vote for
    Christmas!

    I could buy of course , a scanner that takes APS cassettes, but that
    would set me back £300 - £500, and I wouldn't need it again, since all
    present APS film is transferred onto CD at time of processing. Best
    value I have found so far is Truprint - up to five films at time of
    processing £2.99. Well worth the wait.

    I also have a digital camera as well - ( Kodak CX4320). Scanner
    currently in use is an Epson 1260 ( which takes negs and slides) , the
    printer is a Canon S330. APS camera is a Canon Ixus. I also have an
    ageing Konica SLR with various lenses.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions or recommendations.
     
    Peter Jones, Aug 8, 2003
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  2. Peter Jones

    Liz Guest

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    Not at all.
    Boots sell APC film and cameras, so they should logically offer this service
    as well.
    Mind you if their CD service is as bad as their D&P (unless they've improved
    recently) .....

    Liz
     
    Liz, Aug 9, 2003
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  3. Peter Jones

    Peter Jones Guest

    Liz

    Logically they (Boots) should but............., it isn't worth their
    while. The others just price it high enough to say - we don't really
    want your custom. One place I tried, said it was the time taken to pull
    off each neg and transfer it to CD ROM. And there was me thinking, its
    only a strip of neg inside a cassette I cannot open myself!

    OK, I know I can take the APS cassettes to any lab and tell them which
    ones I want reprinted, but having invested in digital on the PC, I want
    to play around with my previous images, cropping and enlarging etc. oh
    well, I suppose I could re-photograph the existing prints.

    Peter
     
    Peter Jones, Aug 9, 2003
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  4. Peter Jones

    Dickbo Guest

    Boot's will do it, if it a negative film, for about £2.90.
     
    Dickbo, Aug 9, 2003
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  5. Peter Jones

    Peter Jones Guest

    Dickbo

    My local branch in Romford, Essex, definitely won't copy an already
    developed Advantix APS cassette (i.e. on window 4). If they did it for
    £2.90, all my problems would be solved. I will try a couple of other
    branches by phone though.

    Thanks
     
    Peter Jones, Aug 9, 2003
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  6. Really? I think you;re them. Which means this is spam.
    M
     
    Mike Sendrove, Aug 20, 2003
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