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Worth Developing?

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by MJB, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I've just found 3x 35mm films that would have been exposed around 15 years ago. Would they still be viable to develop? I'm intrigued by what's on them.
     
  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I think you answered your own question!:)
     
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  3. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Mono or colour? Colour will work OK, and is well worth doing. Mono: add a bit of development time (+15%, perhaps) and they should REALLY be worth doing.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  4. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    found films are even more interesting if they are not your own.
    clearly the itch need scratching.
     
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  5. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Of course they are.

    S
     
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  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Definitely!
     
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  7. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Best find out if there's somewhere in town that does developing. Does Boots still do film processing? If not it's a 30 mile round trip to Salisbury.
     
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  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    No.
     
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  9. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I think some ASDA stores still do developing, but as the machinery wears out they are diminishing. Having said that they made a dreadful job of a couple of films a friend took in a few months ago. After I put a bit of pressure on him he reluctantly complained and was refunded.
     
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  10. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I've got an old Truprint envelope in the man drawer if it helps. You get a free film back too! :cool:
     
  11. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Then I'd have to buy a film camera to use it. Knowing how awful I was using my Olympus compact 35mm camera (a Trip 300 iirc), Snappy Snaps will destroy a huge swathe of rainforest to produce the advisory stickers on the prints. I wasn't into photography back then so these films will be snaps of family day trips , parties etc. Should be some good stuff to embarrass my now grown up children with . Here's hoping.
     
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  12. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    No Martin. You beg, borrow or steal a developing tank and process whatever you have as monochrome negative. It works for everything except Kodachrome. Photograph the result digitally and then show us wot you got.
     
  13. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I'm wrong.

    Boots stores still develop film, not all stores do it, but many do.
     
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  14. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Check the ads in the back of AP..............

    Lynn
     
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  15. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member


    I don't believe that Boots do black and white. Not sure what Martin has. Snappysnaps and Jessops will do it though.
     
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  16. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    If you can find a Snappy Snaps. they don't charge if the films turn out unprintable (well, our local doesn't).

    Most of my found film has been blank or rubbish but somewhere I have some negs on 127 C41 Kodacolor - so within my lifetime - taken with a No 0 box Brownie, and I have a neg somewhere of a chap at Stonehenge sometime in the 1950s.

    Adrian
     
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  17. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi Martin,

    Well didja do it and, if so, what were the results like? If not, do it and, if not at the Salisbury Photo Centre,
    perhaps, try out Castlecameras in Bournemouth, I think, ... https://www.castlecameras.co.uk/prints

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  18. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Jack, not got around to it. The film's are packed away in storage whilst we're in temporary accommodation. When I do get them done it'll be Castle Cameras in their Salisbury branch.
     
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  19. Benchmark

    Benchmark Well-Known Member

    You could pop them in the post to Peak Imaging. They still do E6 and B&W as well as C41.
     
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  20. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Good stuff, Martin and looking forward to (hopefully) seeing the results :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     

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