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  • They are really hard to find. Wouldn't a Cokin A-P adaptor work for you, then buy the more common P filters?

  • film processing: I like Darkside they are nice. darksidephoto.co.uk/

    Ta very much, they're just around the corner from me so I'll pop out at lunch to see what they're like.

  • They are really hard to find. Wouldn't a **[Cokin A-P adaptor](http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-cokin-a-to-p-series-adapter-p249.htm)** work for you, then buy the more common P filters?

    sounds like a good plan, that way I can be a bit more flexible if I pick up second hand stuff

  • Went to 5 places to get film developed between my office on Laystall Street and Shoreditch fire station – all closed down... Insane...

    Ended up going to Rapid Eye on Leonard Street – 12 pounds for 1 roll of BW and scan to disc – REALLY nice guys and lovely little working studio/lab.

    Sadly they couldn't take E6.

    Went to Metro on Great Sutton Street – 20 quid + vat for 1 roll Provia 100 + scan to disc @7mb – I'm sure they're very good but it seems pretty expensive. They're clearly spending their profits on a big site and pro service for pro customers, something I'm... not. I think my days shooting colour slide film as a hobby could well be at an end..

  • which 5?!
    I was at Darkside two weeks ago, don't tell me they've closed down...? Metro are snobs, it feels like your cash isn't good enough for them, they want pros with pro accounts...

  • Went to 5 places to get film developed between my office on Laystall Street and Shoreditch fire station – all closed down... Insane... Ended up going to Rapid Eye on Leonard Street – 12 pounds for 1 roll of BW and scan to disc – REALLY nice guys and lovely little working studio/lab. Sadly they couldn't take E6. Went to Metro on Great Sutton Street – 20 quid + vat for 1 roll Provia 100 + scan to disc @7mb – I'm sure they're very good but it seems pretty expensive. They're clearly spending their profits on a big site and pro service for pro customers, something I'm... not. I think my days shooting colour slide film as a hobby could well be at an end..

    i had 3 rolls of e6 done at Rapid Eye, though they send it somewhere. and it needs to be a couple of rolls to be worth it for them

  • Darkside, shut their doors last week apparently, same for B&D and a few more in the area. I'm still gutted after Panther shut down last year who I'd been going to for five or six years.

  • i had 3 rolls of e6 done at Rapid Eye, though they send it somewhere. and it needs to be a couple of rolls to be worth it for them

    Shame I didn't wait then as I have another 2 rolls half way through in two different camera bodies at the moment of the same stock.

    I could have been done by next Monday and sent all three of them there. I'd much rather give them the business than Metro. That said, Metro did seem apologetic when they told me it wouldn't be ready till tomorrow morning (which I consider very fast for E6 - I'm used to a 2/3 day turn-around)

  • Darkside, shut their doors last week apparently, same for B&D and a few more in the area. I'm still gutted after Panther shut down last year who I'd been going to for five or six years.

    WAAAAAAAAH!

    been going to them exclusively for a few years now, was happy that I'd found somewhere nice :(

    boo hoo

  • wheres the cheapest place to get 120 film developed? also 35mm if theres one place that does both. thanks.

  • colored?

  • Shame I didn't wait then as I have another 2 rolls half way through in two different camera bodies at the moment of the same stock.

    I could have been done by next Monday and sent all three of them there. I'd much rather give them the business than Metro. That said, Metro did seem apologetic when they told me it wouldn't be ready till tomorrow morning (which I consider very fast for E6 - I'm used to a 2/3 day turn-around)


    It used to take under 2 hours. And they were open 24 hours a day.

  • ... sob...

  • and had 3 branches soho/clerkenwell/kings road

    but then i'm old enough to remember Joes basement, Ceta, Saints-E6 and my favourite Keishi.

  • We used to have our own small E6/C41 processing machine at an old photography studio I used to assist at. I forget what make it was. I often wonder what happened to it. Probably in a skip somewhere. sigh

  • Joe's Basement means something very different these days...

    shudder

  • and had 3 branches soho/clerkenwell/kings road but then i'm old enough to remember Joes basement, Ceta, Saints-E6 and my favourite Keishi.

    As am I. Joes Basement was essential to me, as I was a Scala user. I used to sometimes turn up there at 1 or 3 am, and it was lovely knowing they were open. Those were the days.

    Digital is a step forward in many ways, but the losses along the way have been harsh.

  • wow nice pics,

  • Ta.
    Only snaps, as I've said earlier when talking about Metro. My knowledge is strictly amateur. I don't have the technical grasp in terms of metering and exposure to achieve consistently accurate (or however I intend) photographs but I enjoy taking them. It's just a shame it can be so prohibitively costly.

    I'm particularly fond of this one: http://www.lfgss.com/picture.php?albumid=1398&pictureid=10070

  • Can anyone recommend an online shop where I can send my parents/siblings to buy me some 120 film? With a decent variety/selection? I'd like them to surprise me with their choices...

    I've seen 7day shop and Fujilab - I was also recommended one by a colleague but I can't for the life of me remember what it was...

  • www.mailshots.co.uk seem quite good.

  • 7dayshop is good, and cheap. Sometimes takes a while to come though.

  • Does anyone know of a lens fitting that is similar to M42 but not quite the same thread pitch? I have an old lens that screws into my Zenit about one turn but won't go any further - neither thread is damaged and my other lenses screw in fine. Also, according to the scale marked on the focusing ring reads from 3.5m - 30m - infinity, but in reality it won't focus on anything under under about 12m away - not very useful, it doesn't seem to be broken in any way, is this normal/to do with it not screwing in properly? The lens is an old Promura 135mm 1:3.5 lens, if that helps.

  • who does the cheapest mail-in E6 process?
    It seems that nobody really does it anymore?

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