Good slide processing and CD-burning at reasonable prices?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Chris Barnard, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Hi guys,

    Can anyone recommend a good film lab for E-6 processing? I have 9 rolls of
    E-6 from a recent trip - usually I get Peak Imaging to do the work but I
    haven't had such a bulk of film in one go before. Their prices for
    developing & mounting are reasonable, but I'm facing £22 per film for
    scanning them onto CD. Usually I'd scan myself, but 9 rolls would just take
    me too long. The scans don't have to be fantastically high resolution, but
    just enough so that I can display them onscreen and maybe make small 6x4 or
    7x5 prints from them (~200dpi). Can anyone recommend a cheaper service? Even
    better, somewhere in the Kent/London region so I could possibly take the
    film down to them rather than post it (don't trust the post and these films
    are important!).

    Thanks,

    Chris.
     
    Chris Barnard, Jan 14, 2004
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    Duncan Allan Guest

    Essentially a decent E6 processes will charge a reasonable rate for decent
    work.

    I use Peak too and think that apart from other Pro labs they offer a good
    rate.

    It takes me 15mins per shot to scan on my Nikon 4000ED so £22 for a roll is
    cost effective.

    Perhaps being more selective Chris will reduce the need for the entire roll
    in each case be necessary.

    Process only then only have the best of the bunch put on CD. You can buy a
    scanner like mine for around £950 with 9 months interest free credit these
    days and do it yourself. In the long run it could be worth while.

    Regards Duncan
     
    Duncan Allan, Jan 14, 2004
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    andymarquis Guest

    I scan on with a Minolta Scan Dual 3 and it doesn't really take that long
    for low res work. The interface is pretty user friendly though I have to
    admit that I have no experience of anything else. Mine cost a bit over £200,
    but then I don't pay VAT where I am.

    May be woth thinking about. It scans upto 2700ppi so not too bad.

    Andy
     
    andymarquis, Jan 16, 2004
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