Can Walmart, etc do hourly processing of kodak color ISO 400 HighDefinition?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by ragland31, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. ragland31

    ragland31 Guest

    Just curious. All B&W require sending out to a lab for processing;
    usually get it back in a week or two.

    Michael Ragland
     
    ragland31, Jan 23, 2008
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    Ken Hart Guest

    Most minilabs in WalMart, chain drugstores, etc, run C-41 process (or other
    manufacturer's equivalent). If the film is C-41 process, the machine can
    develope the negative. Most films will specify what process to use. I think
    Fuji's C-41 equal is CN-16-- not sure about that.
    As for the quality of the finished neg, that's another issue. Is the process
    'in control'? Has the machine been cleaned regularly? Do the operators know
    how to handle film/negatives without scratching them?
    As for printing the negatives, the machine wants to see a certain mix of
    colors and densities. If the film has an unusual mask (the overall orange
    tint of a color neg), it may have difficulty getting a good color-balanced
    print.
     
    Ken Hart, Jan 23, 2008
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    Pudentame Guest

    There's C-41 process ISO 400 B&W film from Kodak (BW400CN), and I think
    from other manufacturers.

    It's called chromogenic film.
     
    Pudentame, Jan 23, 2008
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  4. ragland31

    Pudentame Guest

    The Fuji film cartridge has both designations; C-41/CN-16. I've never
    had any problem running Fuji CN-16 film through Kodak SM chemistry.

    For the average lab, the answers are yes; probably not; maybe (they were
    trained ... but do they give a shit?? - who knows?).
    If they're using fairly recently updated software on their printer, it
    should handle B&W negs fairly well. The orange mask in C-41 chromogenic
    film actually is a benefit when printing on color printers.

    With C-41 B&W films the blacks can sometimes be a little soft, but if
    the operator knows what he/she is doing, you can get a print with rich,
    deep blacks and a good tonal range on an RA-4 process printer ... *IF*
    you've got a good negative.
     
    Pudentame, Jan 23, 2008
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    JimKramer Guest

    XP2 from Ilford, which I like better if you are doing direct prints,
    but I like the Kodak BW400CN for scanning and digital "processing."
     
    JimKramer, Jan 23, 2008
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