Re: Poor film processing

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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on August 15, 2005 at 22:31:14:

In Reply to: Poor film processing posted by Elaine on August 15, 2005 at 19:14:35:

I'd guess processing rather than film, assuming the film hasn't
been mistreated (left in the glove box on a 104F day or somesuch).

The Kodak and Fuji have pretty strict quality control on the their
film, and the bad stuff doesn't get out the door. That can't be
said for labs. I used to use a large lab, and they did pretty good
except the every once in a while there would be a couple of frames
with a couple of clear blue spots. Then they had a rash of
being unable to follow my "do not cut, do not mount" instructions,
so I switched. Never had a blue spot again. The lab I switched
to did screw up and start cutting and mounting a roll ONCE. I got a
phone call and they asked if the could dupe it onto a a single
roll. (No problem, I just find it easier to handle a strip of
36 than 36 individual slides). They got my long term loyalty.

Look for a lab that's a Kodak Q-Lab or Fuji's equivalent
(Pro-something I think).


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