Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 1106 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??
Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3679 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1015 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.
Lugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 984 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!!!!!!!!
DSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 974 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.
To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
YKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 957 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.