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Can Anyone Breakdown Film Developing in the GTA?

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M1GOmigs wrote:
May 17th, 2017 10:16 am
Yeah, I've shot two rolls of Superia (400 and 200) and the colours are just weird... and this is shooting indoor and out. It does give it a kind of "retro film vibe" though... and TBH, I barely do any post processing on the photos I'm taking. If I really wanted ultra sharp, vibrant photos with natural colours, I'll just pull out my Fuji X-T1.

I currently have an AE-1, and managed to get an AT-1 as well (pretty much similar camera but with needle metering system)... unfortunately it seems like the lightproof seams on that one are really degraded... All in all, I've spent $30 plus a 7 year old Fuji digital camera in exchange for all my film gear :D
Do you mind if I ask for the expiry date of the films you bought from film.ca? I also use my xt1 if I'm doing something that requires sharpness, if not I shoot mostly with my F3HP and Minolta 7sii.
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May 17th, 2017 1:07 pm
Do you mind if I ask for the expiry date of the films you bought from film.ca? I also use my xt1 if I'm doing something that requires sharpness, if not I shoot mostly with my F3HP and Minolta 7sii.
I just got shipping notification today so I can let you know when I get home. I bought a variety of film since I'm still trying to find a look that I like, so I've got Kodak Porta, Ektar Colorplus and Ultramax, Fuji Industrial, Agfa Vista, and then or B&W, Ilford HP5 and Kodak Tri-X.

Also for the Fuji Superia, a friend of mine said he gets better performance out of that film when he pushes it a stop, which I might try the next time I ever grab it... West Camera usually has rolls of Superia 200 right by the register for $5.
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M1GOmigs wrote:
May 17th, 2017 10:16 am

I currently have an AE-1, and managed to get an AT-1 as well (pretty much similar camera but with needle metering system)... unfortunately it seems like the lightproof seams on that one are really degraded... All in all, I've spent $30 plus a 7 year old Fuji digital camera in exchange for all my film gear :D
Are you planning to change the lightproof seams? I need to learn how to do that, I don't know where to buy foam.

I bought from buyfilm.ca based on this thread and the expiry dates are fine. The Ilford film I got was 2020 and the Ektar was 2019.
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loldealz wrote:
May 17th, 2017 2:17 pm
Are you planning to change the lightproof seams? I need to learn how to do that, I don't know where to buy foam.

I bought from buyfilm.ca based on this thread and the expiry dates are fine. The Ilford film I got was 2020 and the Ektar was 2019.
Not sure if I'll replace them yet as my AE-1 is working fine, and I still have my friend's Minolta too. Maybe a project for the future though. You can buy a light seal kit on ebay but there's also this DIY tutorial
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MoonDoggy wrote:
May 17th, 2017 1:07 pm
Do you mind if I ask for the expiry date of the films you bought from film.ca? I also use my xt1 if I'm doing something that requires sharpness, if not I shoot mostly with my F3HP and Minolta 7sii.
So the expiry dates are either 2018 for the Agfa, Tri-x colorplus and Ultramax, 2019 for the Fuji and Ektar, and 2020 for the ilford. The portra don't come in boxes but canisters and there's no indication on expiry on them
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M1GOmigs wrote:
May 18th, 2017 12:00 am
So the expiry dates are either 2018 for the Agfa, Tri-x colorplus and Ultramax, 2019 for the Fuji and Ektar, and 2020 for the ilford. The portra don't come in boxes but canisters and there's no indication on expiry on them
Ok cool, looks like their films are fairly fresh
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M1GOmigs wrote:
May 17th, 2017 2:11 pm
Also for the Fuji Superia, a friend of mine said he gets better performance out of that film when he pushes it a stop, which I might try the next time I ever grab it... West Camera usually has rolls of Superia 200 right by the register for $5.
I find portra 400 pushed is much nicer than using it at 400 ASA. Nicer colours and grains
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MoonDoggy wrote:
May 18th, 2017 10:52 am
I find portra 400 pushed is much nicer than using it at 400 ASA. Nicer colours and grains
Interesting... First roll I shot was Portra 400 and I already liked it. I have Portra 160 and I might try pushing it to 400 when I get to that roll...
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MoonDoggy wrote:
May 18th, 2017 10:51 am
Ok cool, looks like their films are fairly fresh
Just heard back from Andrew at Buyfilm.ca and my Portra rolls are good til Feb 2019, so yeah, they're fresh. They also shipped it really quickly, and on a sidenote, the receipt/invoice they include is actually kinda fun (they include a word search puzzle)... so far, very good experience with their store.

And no, I'm not getting paid to say that or anything.
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M1GOmigs wrote:
May 18th, 2017 12:24 pm
Interesting... First roll I shot was Portra 400 and I already liked it. I have Portra 160 and I might try pushing it to 400 when I get to that roll...
Let me know how you enjoy the pushed 160 portra. I haven't played with portra 160 much but the portra 400 is a great film for pushing and pulling.
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MoonDoggy wrote:
May 20th, 2017 6:50 pm
Let me know how you enjoy the pushed 160 portra. I haven't played with portra 160 much but the portra 400 is a great film for pushing and pulling.
I know a bunch of places will push/pull black and white, but do they do it with colour too?

Also I just realized I was shooting Ultramax and not Portra, and even that was much better than expected, although I'd imagine the grain of Portra is much more consistent
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M1GOmigs wrote:
May 21st, 2017 9:53 pm
I know a bunch of places will push/pull black and white, but do they do it with colour too?

Also I just realized I was shooting Ultramax and not Portra, and even that was much better than expected, although I'd imagine the grain of Portra is much more consistent
Yeah, most photo lab will push and pull color without any increase in price. Its really just developing the film at different time.
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bhrm wrote:
May 17th, 2017 8:40 am
I have a spare 45mm f2 for the Minolta MD mount
I may also feel like parting with one of my X700's as well, i have two. Big plus is metering and electric shutter powered by dollar store batteries, no expensive zinc-air nonsense.

Films are Superia
How much are you selling the X700 and the lens? I'm actually on the lookout for an XE-7 right now though...
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kay188 wrote:
May 7th, 2012 7:37 pm
+1 for Pacific Mall. The prices there are the best, and the old folks who run the place are super nice.

A 24exp colour roll of film with prints, no scans, is $6.80.

I think with scans it's $5.
Does anyone know if after all these years the store in Pacific mall is still open to process film
Don't know about developing only though, I have yet to do develop only. I got lazy to take my rolls in.
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Hi. I'm looking for develop and print or develop and scan. Would my best bet downtown be Downtown Camera?

Thanks!

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