Planephoto From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 54 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1143 times:
I have used A&I for many years off and on and have been very pleased with their service. Although I have never had Kodachrome processing done, only Fuji and other E-6, I have had 100's of rolls done with no processing complaints. All of mine have been done through the mail, i.e. A&I Prepaid Mailers. just my $.02... Scott
Joe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 55 Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1131 times:
Kodak in Fairlawn NJ has gotten much much better- still not always perfect but much improved nontheless. A&I is more expensive but certainly if kodak started killing my slides i'd consider it, though I hear A&I is also not always perfect, they scratch slides too i've heard from guys out in the west coast.
Midway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
I did recently have about eight rolls ruined by Kodak. There were multiple dots on the slides in all different spots on each slide. And, on one roll they had some white liquid substance that streaked the slides. This is why I am considering another processor.
Cschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1033 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
I've had a few hundred rolls done by A&I and no serious problems, although most recently a few had small scratches. Also do a lot of outdoor/nature shooting, and A&I is very popular with pros in the field.
Benyhone From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 206 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1081 times:
Haven't had any problems with A&I processing my K64. One consideration is ordering their pre-paid mailers online - if you use the A&I website, the minimum order is 10 mailers.
Interestingly - I heard from my local camera shop clerk that there is a "new" Kodachrome processing facility in Lansing, Michigan. Supposedly this has all-new processing equipment. He's been telling the local Kodachrome photogs that we can expect a lot less scratching and other processing "errors". I haven't had any slides go to Lansing yet, so I can't give a first-hand report.
Joe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 55 Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1077 times:
I was once told that a kodachrome processing "machine" has a roughly 20 million dollar pricetag. Given that they are building a new one, I think that goes a long way in cementing the fact that kr is gonna be with us for many years to come, as kodak in rochester and fairlawn always tell me.
Benyhone From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 206 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
yeah Joe, once I heard that, I thought the same thing - K64 is gonna be with us for a while. Between the Lansing plant, A&I in Hollywood, etc - there's more than one option for K64 processing - hopefully that cuts down on the instances of scratched slides, fingerprints, and chemical droplets.