35mm color film processing

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I am about to finish my first roll of film ( Ektar 100 ) in my new to me Rollei 35S with Sonnar lens. I would really like to see how good this camera and lens is, so I would like to find a really good place to process, print and scan this film. Can anyone recommend somewhere that does exceptional work, but doesn't charge an arm and a leg for it. My upper limit would probably be around $ 30.

DaveO
 
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How much they charge for processing film?
Here in my country we have only and only 1 lab for the whole country, they charge about $5.4 for B&W and C-41 from 35 up to 120/220, about $8 for E6, 4x5 is all about $8, 8x10 i think is double the price, i think around $20.
 
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Where are you? Before you send the film away in the mail, there may be a local place that does quality work. When I shoot color film that I care about, I take it to Wolf Camera. I'm lucky to have one handy. Otherwise, I give my 120 & 220 film to Walmart who sends the film to Fuji in South Carolina. Fuji does a good job of processing and usually charges $0.84/roll. I do my own scanning.
When I absolutely positvely must have the best possible quality I shoot B&W and process & scan myself.
Unless you do it yourself, everything else is a crap shoot.
 
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I am in Crossville, Tn. The only place to process film is either at a 1 hour CVS or a Walmart that sends the film out. I have tried NCPS and had slide film scanned, I was really impressed with the colors- that may have been the Fuji Sensia film though ( now discontinued ). I have never tried Dwaynes.

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I am about to finish my first roll of film ( Ektar 100 ) in my new to me Rollei 35S with Sonnar lens. I would really like to see how good this camera and lens is, so I would like to find a really good place to process, print and scan this film. Can anyone recommend somewhere that does exceptional work, but doesn't charge an arm and a leg for it. My upper limit would probably be around $ 30.

DaveO

That's a great camera Dave, so if your aren't pleased with the images, don't blame the camera. It has achieved cult status, you can join a Rollei 35S Flickr group and see why. I have the exact same camera that you have. :cool:
They only made 5,000 of these.
 
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That's a great camera Dave, so if your aren't pleased with the images, don't blame the camera. It has achieved cult status, you can join a Rollei 35S Flickr group and see why. I have the exact same camera that you have. :cool:
They only made 5,000 of these.

Only 5,000, I would have thought it would have been 25,000 or more. I first saw one when I worked in New Orleans. Of course then I could not justify the price so I bought a Pentax sp500 for $ 125 with 50mm lens. ( This was around 1972 or so ) I saw this one for sale and decided to try it. I have a Yashica T4 with the tessar lens, but I've heard that the Sonnar is really great. I also have an older Rolleiflex 3.5F that is medium format. I need to use that more.

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Only 5,000, I would have thought it would have been 25,000 or more. I first saw one when I worked in New Orleans. Of course then I could not justify the price so I bought a Pentax sp500 for $ 125 with 50mm lens. ( This was around 1972 or so ) I saw this one for sale and decided to try it. I have a Yashica T4 with the tessar lens, but I've heard that the Sonnar is really great. I also have an older Rolleiflex 3.5F that is medium format. I need to use that more.

DaveO

Only 5,000 of the 35S Rollei. It was an anniversary model made in silver, hence the S designation. There must have been hundreds of thousands of other models made of the Rollei 35mm either with the Tessar or Sonar lens.
 
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Only 5,000 of the 35S Rollei. It was an anniversary model made in silver, hence the S designation. There must have been hundreds of thousands of other models made of the Rollei 35mm either with the Tessar or Sonar lens.

Mine is actually all black, I thought the S stood for Sonnar lens.

DaveO
 

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