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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

When I get some of my slides back from the lab, they have black "splotches" all over them, it can be cleaned in ps, but they also scan really badly, alot of noise and way too contrasty, they seem overexposed on the whites, but underexposed in the shadows. I nearly always use Sensia 100, and some films turn out just great without a spot on them, no problem scanning, but about 25% of my films are bad like this. Some slides even have long scratches across them. Is this due to bad processing or bad film??
Anyone experienced the same??



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4280 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Sounds like some one dipped your film ito some old soup (chemicals) as well as just poor processing.

Run don't walk from this lab!


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Yeah i had exactly the same problem, i found alot of odd noise around the nose and wingtips around the aircraft that weren't caused by the camera/film.

And these were my A346/Beluga shots!

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

My guess is that the chemicals are old or something...

User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

I developed a film at a Boots drugstore in London and the pics were crappy. Thank god there were not any aviation pics on the roll. It seems that they digitalise the photo before printing and it was like having noise and small pixels.

User currently offlineLugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

Hi!!! two days ago i developed a roll in a Carrefour center, the results were terrible, i even thought my lens was damaged!!! i went to a special photo shop, and they told me that, although the roll i used was not really good (Carrefour 100 print, never again), the problem was when they proccessed the film; i got most of the pictures with white scratches, ahh!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineDSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Isn't it tough to find a good E6 lab!? I have had countless rolls ruined by poor processing, usually by old chemicals and poor handling. Mine were mostly plagued by the dreaded old chemical red-casting and/or streaked from improper drying. Luckily the streaks can can be cleaned, those suckers are PRIME breeding ground for fungus growth if they are not.

Fortunately, I finally found a lab that consistantly does a good job, but it took some searching.

Aric Thalman
Omaha, USA

To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

I've had nothing but excelent results with E-6 processing right here in town. Unlike the mail-in labs that take weeks I get my slides back in 2 or 3 days. My adice to you is to find a proffesional photo studio in town and ask if they have E6 processing.

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

I've tried a new lab, will get my slides after the weekend.

Hope they do a better job.


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