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B&W 35mm film purchase & processing
« on: March 24, 2020, 04:45:57 pm »
mini ao wants to have a go with B&W on my old FE2, anyone know of good value film source & processing centre?  Unfortunately the uni dk rm is closed atm, due to CV19.
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MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: B&W 35mm film purchase & processing
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 06:45:39 pm »
I generally buy my film from 7dayshop - there's lots of choice for processing. I use Snaps Photos in Bournemouth, cheap & friendly. Most processing comes with the option of digital scan sent by email or on CD, so you don't have to have everything printed.
When I'm near my laptop I'll fish out some alternative processing options & film sources.
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MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: B&W 35mm film purchase & processing
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 08:45:26 pm »
Here you go-
Compare prices and services - don't forget postage. Sometimes 35mm cartridges will just about squeeze through a standard letter slot in a post office, sometimes they are 'large letters'.

https://www.snapsphotoservices.com/  (who I use - more out of inertia than anything)
https://www.photofilmprocessing.co.uk/35mm-Film-Processing.html (colour only)
https://dscolourlabs.co.uk/about/Black_White_Film_Processing
https://www.peak-imaging.com/category/44-35mm-film-processing (highly regarded)
https://www.ag-photolab.co.uk/  (generally reckoned to be the best & most flexible)
https://www.maxphoto.co.uk/   Max Spielman - also available through Timpsons in supermarkets - quality is said to be very variable
https://www.photoshopcornwall.com/film-processing
https://www.frostsphotocentre.co.uk/film-processing
https://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/m-mail-order-developing.htm  (gets good reveiws)
https://ntphotoworks.com/   (run by a very serious, enthusiastic couple)
I'm sure that there re lots of others - I'm not in a position to recomend or compare them. My comments come from the PhotoTalk forum

For film
ebay
https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/   (Great service, but a bit pricey)
https://www.7dayshop.com/    (Stock levels can be hit and miss)
https://kosmofoto.com/
https://www.ilfordphoto.com/black-white-film/35mm-film   (From the source - often found cheaper elsewhere)

Blog worth seeing :  https://www.35mmc.com/
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Re: B&W 35mm film purchase & processing
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 09:33:29 pm »
 :thumbsup:  thanks for all that info.
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IanDG

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Re: B&W 35mm film purchase & processing
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 10:26:47 pm »
ag were my main source when I used and developed B&W film - delivery was good to Isle of Lewis