Slide Processing Turn Around

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Peter and Susan, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Can anyone tell me how long it would take (roughly) to get a slide
    film processed by Kodak, assuming I posted it from a major Australian
    city within the next week?

    Also, are there any alternatives to getting them processed by Kodak
    which might be a little faster.

    I'm organising a presentation on training aids and I would like to
    demonstrate the difference between using slides and using digital
    photos with a data projector.

    Thanks in advance,

    Peter and Susan, Apr 7, 2005
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  2. Peter and Susan

    Mike N Guest

    Forgive me if I am wrong, but it sounds like you are referring to kodachrome
    slide film, as that is the only one that had to be processed by kodak.
    However Kodak stopped selling that about 9 months ago (or was it more?), a
    "victim" of the digital age........
    Other slide films, ie Ektachrome (also a Kodak product) did not have to be
    processed by Kodak and any major city would have at least one lab that could
    process it within 24 hours if required.
    Mike N, Apr 7, 2005
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  3. In Perth here I take slides to my local suburban photolab who send them to
    Halse Photographics.
    Takes about 4 days without pushing them for a quicker turn around and is
    cheaper than Kodak.
    Quality of finshed product is equal to Kodak's.

    Gerrit 't Hart, Apr 7, 2005
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    Nige Guest

    Kodachrome apparently have to go to Sweden or some such place.

    for E6, my local lab is about 3-4hrs... drop them off in the morning,
    get them at lunchtime, drop them at lunchtime, get them just before they

    Cheers, Nige
    Nige, Apr 7, 2005
  5. Peter and Susan

    DangerMouse Guest

    Me too, 2 - 4 hour turn around at any decent pro-lab. Way cheaper as well.

    DangerMouse, Apr 7, 2005
  6. Peter and Susan

    nb Guest

    If you just want to use some slides, if they don't need to be anything in
    particular, couldn't you just borrow some from somewhere, eg someone in this
    newsgroup, or a local camera club?

    As other have written, if you have Kodachrome film , then you are in for a
    long wait for processing. Any other slide film is developed using a process
    called E6 which should be available in many places.

    The actual E6 process is under an hour so most pro-labs state a 2 hr
    turnaround and it should cost you about $10.00 per roll for processing with
    extra for mounting in slide mounts. If you have to purchase E6 film, then
    something like Fuji Sensia II should be about $8.00 per roll (although my
    prices may be a bit off as I haven't shot film regularly for about three
    years now).

    Good Luck
    nb, Apr 8, 2005
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