and for those who claim it's hard to develop film in Sydney CBD...

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Noons, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Noons

    Noons Guest

    it's as simple as visiting:

    Fotolab
    303 Pitt St
    Sydney 2000

    No affiliation. Just a shop that is doing the right thing by me:
    E6, C-41 same day processing.
    C-41 in fact is just 30 minutes!

    I leave my film there before lunch,go have a bite and
    it's done when I come back. And it's quite good:
    no major drying marks, no "crystals".

    they also of course do all the other forms
    of processing and printing. drop your SD or flash
    card there, talk to the guys about colour management
    and out the prints come in quite good quality.
    one of the few shops that doesn't go "urh?"
    when you mention adobe-rgb!

    To help locate: they are just 20 yards North of the
    old Fletchers store in Pitt St, right at the entrance
    to the Woolies food court.


    Enjoy.
     
    Noons, Dec 2, 2007
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  2. Noons

    Doug Jewell Guest

    Lucky bugger!!
    Here in Toowoomba, with it's 100,000 people, we are down to
    just 5 labs that do C41, and none that do E6. E6 has to wait
    till I have a trip to brisvegas, when I have to pay
    Photocontinental a premium for same day processing. Their
    same day premium is less than their "per roll" postage premium.
    I've all but given up on C41, cos the local labs can't seem
    to not get drying marks on it - or even worse, they handle
    the film with their cotton gloves when it is fresh out of
    processor and still soft, and leave the impression of the
    cotton weave in the emulsion. Friggin useless.
    Luckily I have a digital-only lab (Harvey Norman), where I
    can get that type of result. I prepare my images to match
    the profile of their mini-lab, and then request no colour
    adjustments when I order, and they come out spot on.
     
    Doug Jewell, Dec 2, 2007
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  3. Noons

    Noons Guest

    Yeah, had that problem too. Luckily, a wash
    at home usually fixes the drying marks. The
    gloves I haven't had yet, but will keep an eye
    out for.

    My local mall one claims to be adobe-rgb but I've found it is
    in fact srgb profiled. But I've learned to live with it.
    Still, these guys will actually match their profiles,
    which is almost unheard of!
     
    Noons, Dec 3, 2007
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