35mm film developing?

Old 09-06-13, 12:08 PM
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35mm film developing?

Are there any good, cheap places that still process 35mm film (mail away or local)? If so, where/who? I've been going through a lot of my old film pictures and I see where I used to pay less that $10 for 35mm developing, double 5x7 prints and a cd from the local Sam's Club (in 2007). My local Sam's Club doesn't do it anymore, Snapfish doesn't do it, and I checked with the local photo shop and they would have charged me over $35 for the same order and the local Walgreen's would charge over $20 with smaller prints. There has got to be someone who will do this at a reasonable price. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Old 09-06-13, 02:54 PM
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By your own equipment and do it yourself?
Old 09-06-13, 05:07 PM
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I can't personally vouch for this lab but based on reviews this one might be worth a try.

You certainly could try developing your own film but it is fairly time consuming and would cost way more than a lab would charge.
IOW it's not a hobby where you would save any money.
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I can't personally vouch for this lab but based on reviews this one might be worth a try.

Thats actually a sponsored link that walmart promotes... It looks pretty good...
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Either Clark Color or York Photo can develop your film as to how much the cost is I can't say for sure. They are I think associated or owned by District Photo here are their web addresses York Photo - Home and ClarkColor - Home.

Don't look for an order form online though you will not find it instead look for their frequently asked questions area where you can send an e-mail. The website says they will then send you a mailer if you want them to develop your film. Most places don't want to develop film anymore and not just because of digital cameras but because the chemicals used can cause cancer.
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If you have a 4800 dpi scanner with film scanning attachment you could look for firms that do developing only with no prints, if this costs less. Then you would print just the pictures you want from the negatives you get back from the processor.

Long long time ago, it was cheaper to shoot slide film (yields non-negative pictures directly from the film that went through the camera) and from these order prints of just the ones you wanted.

Then economies of scale made print film developing complete with double prints cheaper than slide film developing.

Today's scanners with film capability have software to make pictures from either negatives or slides (positives; transparencies).

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