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jessops 200 everyday colour film

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by fulvio, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. fulvio

    fulvio Well-Known Member

    Jessops hand you a role of this as a gift after processing a film. My impression is it's best to return it.

    Is it a well known dog?
  2. Salazar

    Salazar In the Stop Bath

    Have never touched the stuff, Also Jessops have never processed anything for me. Jessies alwy=ays seem to come out bad in the AP D&P tests.

    Salazar the Sinister
    Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.
  3. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Apparently its a useful item to have in your pocket. Someone over at ePz relates how he was accosted by an angry farmer while shooting on his land (!). When the shouty rustic demanded the film, he handed over an unused roll he'd been given by Jessies. /img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    Tim BSRIPN
    <font color=blue>"A carrot is as close as a rabbit gets to a diamond"</font color=blue>
  4. Salazar

    Salazar In the Stop Bath

    About the only use for it then

    Salazar the Sinister
    Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.
  5. fulvio

    fulvio Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that. Is there a good mail order processing place. I don't shoot colour neg that much, but results from Jessies and Snapy Snaps have been grisly.
  6. 0

    0 Guest

    I've always been pleased with Metro Colour Lab. They usually do quite well in the AP D&P tests, too (like winning the slide processing category four times!).

  7. Bettina

    Bettina Well-Known Member

    It's handy to have once you've run out of your

    a) Velvias
    b) Provias
    c) various Kodaks

    ... but don't give your real name when processing!

  8. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    It's actually OK. Not the best print film in the world, but for normal-size enprints I defy anybody to tell the difference.

    Nick BSRIPN
    And why not?
  9. Daz

    Daz Well-Known Member

    If you dont want the wait you can also try Boots, the company I work for services their minilabs and have been told by our engineers that they are quite good. the branch where I live always gives good results

    <a href=&quot;http://www.dazclark.co.uk&quot;>daz clark</a>
  10. tommyhashbrown

    tommyhashbrown Well-Known Member

    I have always found snappy to be really good, but now I go to my local lab in West Kensington. It's 50m from my house, the chap and his son who run it are really friendly and helpful, and the prints are the best I have ever had. It's a Kodak Express. I have had about 30 films developed there I reckon and each one has been great.

    Oh, and it's much cheaper than Snappy Snaps too!

  11. ermintrude

    ermintrude Hinkypuff

    I would not touch Boots with a five kilometre barge pole.
    Any Boots.

    Or Tesco in Acombe in York.

    All are fine if you have a penchant for garish shades of yellow/green.

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  12. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    "All are fine if you have a penchant for garish shades of yellow/green."

    Morning Erm,

    In other words, perfect if you like the colour infrared effect/img/wwwthreads/wink.gif.



    It's amazing what one can do when one doesn't know what one is doing!/img/wwwthreads/wink.gif
  13. alexham36

    alexham36 Well-Known Member

    If the film is that bad, why has no one told Jessops!?

    Alex Hamilton
  14. Salazar

    Salazar In the Stop Bath

    Because even we did, I doubt they would take any notice. The average Joe Punter is buying it. Because it's cheap and they just want snaps of the hols the birthday party etc.

    Salazar the Sinister
  15. Bettina

    Bettina Well-Known Member

  16. Salazar

    Salazar In the Stop Bath

    I bet they were all red at the time.

    Salazar the Sinister
  17. alexham36

    alexham36 Well-Known Member

    Sorry for a delayed response, Bettina, but why did you say that one should not give them one's real name?

    Alex Hamilton
  18. Bettina

    Bettina Well-Known Member

  19. Noby 39

    Noby 39 Well-Known Member

    I wonder how the anti-Jessops here would react if, without knowing its true origin, each received what in fact was a roll of Jessops film disguised in a top brand cassette. Later, the same were given, again without knowing its true origin, a roll of top brand film but in a Jessops cassette.

    Market research in other fields has show that exactly the same material or goods are seen differently depending on the brands they sport.

    You're not taken in by appearances, are you? Of course not, they say!
  20. Bettina

    Bettina Well-Known Member

    Of course we're not taken in by appearances. Problem is not the film but the processing. Last two times I recall - first one they put tramlines on the entire film and tried to blame it on my camera (protested and got several films in compensation) and second one they didn't wash the film properly so it showed up on the pictures (as I'd put in a professional Kodak IS0 160, I insisted on getting the same one in compensation which they didn't have so I settled for a Fuji!). In fact, one really nice Jessops guy suggested I go around the corner to this independent processor because that's where he usually took his films. Also, I'm quite happy with Boots. It ain't just prejudice!



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