35mm E6 processing?


johnha

Link Posted 06/08/2019 - 09:35
Hi all, with the revival of Ektatchrome I've bought a few rolls and looking for recommendations for E6 processing (mounted). Previously I only used Kodachrome in 35mm and that all went to the Kodak lab. For 120 E6 I usually use Peak Imaging (unmounted).

Any suggestions?

John.
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Peter Elgar

Link Posted 06/08/2019 - 11:41
Best I use is : John Salim photography of Southend-on-Sea Essex NO VAT -- he will 'process while you wait if you go and have a look around Southend-on-Sea, He has a Professional E6 set=up in a purpose-built shed in his garden. Cheaper than 'Peak' too !
http://www.johnsalimphotographic.co.uk/e6.html

Mention Peter Elgar if you use him
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 06/08/2019 - 12:07
I recommend Peak Imaging for 35mm as well. I've not shot film for a while as the cost of a film is astonishing (£15!!) I remember only 10 years ago being able to buy 3 Fuji Velvias with processing vouchers for £20.

I still have some Elitechromes in the fridge that need using up.
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danofmk

Link Posted 06/08/2019 - 12:38
Peak did some Velvia in 35mm for me a while back and did a lovely job

Silverlab are offering a discount at the moment too, through Analogue Wonderland;

https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/blogs/film-news/ektachrome-competition

Whatever way you go, do share the results if you can!

johnha

Link Posted 06/08/2019 - 13:21
danofmk wrote:
Peak did some Velvia in 35mm for me a while back and did a lovely job

Silverlab are offering a discount at the moment too, through Analogue Wonderland;

https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/blogs/film-news/ektachrome-competition

Thanks for the suggestiond. The £10 for Ektatchrome offer at Analogue Wonderland has prompted me to try it out. I'm also considering silverlab given the discount.
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danofmk

Link Posted 06/08/2019 - 15:12
They've got a great choice of films too...

johnha

Link Posted 06/08/2019 - 17:02
Looks like the SilverPan film lab will shortly close until September:
https://www.silverpan.co.uk/our-processing
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Last Edited by johnha on 06/08/2019 - 17:05

bjolester

Link Posted 09/08/2019 - 22:04
I have sent films to the Darkroom lab in Cheltenham for processing several times, and been very happy with the results. I will definitely use them again, especially for E6 (since there are no E6 labs left in Norway).

https://www.the-darkroom.co.uk/
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hoopsontoast

Link Posted 11/08/2019 - 17:29
bjolester wrote:
I have sent films to the Darkroom lab in Cheltenham for processing several times, and been very happy with the results. I will definitely use them again, especially for E6 (since there are no E6 labs left in Norway).

https://www.the-darkroom.co.uk/

This who I use, very happy with their results and service.
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johnha

Link Posted 11/08/2019 - 19:43
As I'm interested in mounted slides, it would help if the mounts were dated with the processing date (Kodachrome used to do this). Do any of the above mentioned processors do this?
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JAK

Link Posted 13/08/2019 - 13:40
johnha wrote:
As I'm interested in mounted slides, it would help if the mounts were dated with the processing date (Kodachrome used to do this). Do any of the above mentioned processors do this?

If they don't why not one of these or similar?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cathedral-DATSTA-Self-Inking-mini-stamp/dp/B001VMAQZK
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Last Edited by JAK on 13/08/2019 - 13:43

danofmk

Link Posted 05/11/2019 - 17:40
Just got these back from Silverlab

https://www.flickr.com/photos/154659433@N04/albums/72157711652581233/

They've done a great job I think. Can't remember having so many hits on one roll. And they emailed me a link to a folder to download all the scans too (although you can have the CD option if you prefer)

I'd give them 5 stars, no question
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