Slide Processing

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Alan Justice, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Alan Justice

    Alan Justice Guest

    It's amazing that I can't find a processor who can consistently follow
    directions: 1) Push one stop 2) Save the film leader (frame #0) 3) Begin
    numbering the slide mounts at frame #1 as "1", etc. and 3) Keep my roll
    number with the slides for that roll.

    Those who often fail at this: A&I, Kodak, Slide Pro.

    Does anyone know a reliable processor?
    Alan Justice, Jul 6, 2004
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  2. Alan Justice

    Alan Browne Guest

    For E-6, best to find a pro lab in your area. I have no problem
    with the issues you mention... I do get occasional dust pressed
    onto the film and occasional scratches.

    Alan Browne, Jul 6, 2004
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  3. Maybe because they are not custom labs and what you are asking is
    custom. (I don't know if A&I or Slide Pro claim to be custom)
    Joseph Meehan, Jul 7, 2004
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    Rivergoat Guest

    On a related topic, has anyone else had problems with the lab not
    mounting a slide correctly? Just came back from a major photo shoot in
    Bodie (Calif ghost town for those unaware). One of my best shots seems
    like it was ill mounted. I'm having the lab remount it (at no charge).
    Are we in an era of no quality control???? (uh, don't answer that!)
    Rivergoat, Jul 7, 2004
  5. It wouldn't be because like civilised English speakers, the Irish say Maths!
    Gearóid Ó Laoi/Garry Lee, Jul 7, 2004
  6. 26 Counties of the Republic (The South) and 6 Counties of the North
    equal one whole country, people and island as it was before the English
    Joseph Meehan, Jul 7, 2004
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    Dick Guest

    E6 processing is all the same regardless of the type of E6 film.

    You can do the processing yourself but it is a nuisance, pretty exact
    temperatures etc., and if you plan to project the slides, you'll have
    to mount them.

    I'd say if you have a lab that does a good job, stick with it.

    Dick, Jul 7, 2004
  8. Alan Justice

    Alan Browne Guest

    -Occasionally slightly off alignment. (one slide in 5 rolls on
    average I guess. As they are plastic mounts, I can fix them
    myslef.) Slides are usually cut and mounted by an automatic
    machine. The machines are not perfect and the operators do not
    systematically inspect all of the slides.

    -Occasional badly cut (a corner is torn into) has happened twice
    over a couple hundred rolls over 5 years.

    -often white plastic shavings on the slides (from the mount
    manufacturer) but these are easilly removed.
    Alan Browne, Jul 7, 2004
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    Colm Guest

    He probably got that bit. I think it's the use of "Math" for "Maths" he's
    commenting on :)
    Colm, Jul 7, 2004
  10. Maybe. One must remember that my time as a math major was at Ohio State
    University and Ohio Dominican College in the US.
    Joseph Meehan, Jul 7, 2004
  11. Alan Justice

    Alan Justice Guest

    There's nothing "in my area," as I'm in the sticks. 1.5 hour drive to the
    nearest camera shop. I don't think they do E6. So it has to be by mail.
    Oh well.
    Alan Justice, Jul 7, 2004
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    chibitul Guest

    so why not move out of the "sticks"??? Just kidding, you probably have a
    great time there. this is how you pay for it though :)
    chibitul, Jul 8, 2004
  13. Alan Justice

    Alan Justice Guest

    Right. I moved here because of the great opportunities for nature
    photography. That means there isn't a lot else. I have to drive 1.25 hr
    just to get to a book store! But I've got redwoods, elk, coast, rivers...
    Alan Justice, Jul 8, 2004
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