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Companies scanning developed film in UK?


Benz3ne

Link Posted 04/07/2023 - 11:00
As per the title - I've got negatives (and will continue to generate negatives) that have yet to be scanned.
As such, I'm looking for an inexpensive option for these. I know there are some companies doing it with low res photos, but ideally I'd like a mid-to-high res option for as little money as possible.
Any/all suggestions welcome!
Diolch yn fawr/thanks a lot.

Defragged

Link Posted 04/07/2023 - 12:16
Have you considered doing your own scanning using your DSLR. If you do a search on YouTube will find lots of useful of advice and you won't need to be reliant on third parties.

Takes up time but keeps costs down and once you have mastered your setup & technique it should be plain sailing.

Good luck.
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(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, vintage lenses and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

Spad

Link Posted 04/07/2023 - 12:29
Try these guys...

DS Colour Labs

Or another option is this
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Last Edited by Spad on 04/07/2023 - 12:32

MikeInDevon

Link Posted 04/07/2023 - 13:54
Defragged wrote:
Have you considered doing your own scanning using your DSLR. If you do a search on YouTube will find lots of useful of advice and you won't need to be reliant on third parties.

Takes up time but keeps costs down and once you have mastered your setup & technique it should be plain sailing.

Good luck.

Yes, I've had reasonable success doing this with my K50 + FA50mm Macro and an old slide/neg copier attached to the lens filter thread. Both BW and Colour negs and colour slides. For larger negatives etc. I've used a light board and the macro lens.

Here's an example from a 35mm BW neg:


Defragged

Link Posted 04/07/2023 - 16:57
MikeInDevon wrote:
[quote:3496ace15f=Yes, I've had reasonable success doing this with my K50 + FA50mm Macro and an old slide/neg copier attached to the lens filter thread. Both BW and Colour negs and colour slides. For larger negatives etc. I've used a light board and the macro lens.

Nice.

Also, a redundant enlarger stand can be re-purposed to carry the camera & lens. It would provide both stability and the ability to lower & raise the camera to facilitate zooming and focusing.
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, vintage lenses and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

Benz3ne

Link Posted 04/07/2023 - 21:50
Thanks everyone for the suggestions, serious food for thought!

michaelblue

Link Posted 06/07/2023 - 13:33
Benz3ne wrote:
Thanks everyone for the suggestions, serious food for thought!

I have a Minolta film and slide scanner for sale, I bought it to scan all my slides and negatives but it is now not being used.
It comes with the software, cables, slide holder and 35mm film holder plus instruction book. Works perfectly.



Would sell for 100 plus postage
Regards,
Michael
My new website:link

roberrl

Link Posted 13/07/2023 - 14:41
And I bought Michael's scanner to replace my existing model.
Thank you for an easy transaction which gives me something to use on the long winter evenings


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