Where to develop 120 film?

RichardB

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I discovered that my scanner has negative holders for both 35mm and 120 film, so I'm tempted to get a cheap MF camera. But development of 120 film seems hard to find, so I assume I'll need to mail it away. I do not want to try to develop film myself, and I plan to shoot color negatives for scanning without prints. Do you MF photographers have favorite labs?
 

phigmov

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Depends on the country and city I expect.

I take mine into my local camera shop and they can develop/scan C41 film in a day and Slide/Black&White in a couple of days regardless of format.
 

RichardB

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I should have mentioned that I'm in a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC. I didn't even think about camera stores because the ones in my immediate area have closed, but it might be worth a little drive if I can find one in the metro area.
 

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I'm in Wellington, New Zealand so can't help you on that front.

I suspect there will be some local places and good postal options for you in the US.

Good luck ! Don't forget to post your pictures under the film thread.
 

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So apparently all those hours I spent listing to analog photo podcasts was not to waste!

Ones that spring to mind that you might want to google that seem to have good reputations:

Richard Photo Lab richardphotolab.com
Blue Moon Camera bluemooncamera.com
North Coast Photo northcoastphoto.com
The Darkroom.com
Dwayne's Photo dwaynesphoto.com

And before you complain about having to send film away, just remember I used to send Kodachrome from New Zealand to Dwayne's in Kansas :)

Cheers,

Chris
 

qppoiz

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I've used thedarkroom.com successfully many times. I suggest you expose a few rolls before sending them in. They charge a flat rate for shipping regardless of number of rolls, so you will save on shipping this way.
 

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