slide film and processing costs?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by rb, Mar 9, 2005.

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    rb Guest

    Hi all, many years ago when I dabbled with slide film, you could
    purchase (for example) Kodak's Kodachrome or Ektachrome. The only
    difference being that the processing price was included with the former
    and not in the latter. Is this still the case?
    There's some Fujichrome on ebay that I'd like to try, and before I
    bought, I thought I'd find out.
    cheers
    rb
     
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    Michael Guest


    price of slide film does not include processing unfortunatly.
    Example:
    proccessing (adelaide)(depending on where you want to get ripped off)
    costs anything up to $17.95 per 36 exp film (uncunt, unmounted)(i have
    seen it as much as $24.95) so decent film like Sensia 100 @ $11.95 per
    36 roll plus processing will cost up to $29.90
    Sensia 200 36exp $14.95
     
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    Serge, Mar 9, 2005
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    Paul Guest

    Kodachrome is not available any longer. If you have any to be developed
    it must be sent to Switzerland as it does not use the E6 developing
    method used by just about any other chrome film.
    Check expiry dates on film being purchased. It would also be useful to
    know the storage conditions of the film being purchased.
     
    Paul, Mar 9, 2005
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    Justin Thyme Guest

    That is not the only difference between Kodachrome and Ektachrome.
    Ektachrome was an E6 process, Kodachrome was K14 process. Unfortunately
    Kodachrome has been dropped in Aus and has to be sent to USA or Switzerland
    for processing.
    Fujichrome is also standard E6 process. Processing isn't included in the
    price. Processing costs vary considerably - I was quoted various prices
    from $10 to $20 for process only. Mounting extra. After getting a couple of
    rolls developed and waiting for a couple of weeks because no local lab could
    do it, I decided to get the chemical and do it myself. I bought a paterson
    chemical kit from www.vanbar.com. I already had developing tanks for B&W
    processing, so I didn't need to buy any further equipment. Processing is
    quite easy, and takes about 1/2 hour. You have to be fairly accurate with
    temperature and with mixing, but other than that it is very easy. Quality is
    on par with commercial processing. My processing cost works out to be about
    $4 per roll, so economically it works out very well.
     
    Justin Thyme, Mar 9, 2005
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    Michael Guest

    wish there was that price in adelaide. it is over
    the top here.
     
    Michael, Mar 9, 2005
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    SLJ Guest

    It costs $8.50 at Bond Imaging in Melbourne @student price. Very cheap
    consider its one of the best labs around.
     
    SLJ, Mar 9, 2005
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