Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/02/02

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Subject: [Leica] C41 film development in Podunk, USA
From: ericm at (Eric)
Date: Wed Feb 2 18:52:23 2005

I'm really happy.  I just got back the first C41 film I've had developed in
a long time that didn't have minute scratches and dust on it.  The only
downside is that I had to put my precious negatives in the mail for a
roundtrip.  The scratches were not a real problem when I was doing
conventional printing...they just didn't show up on the final print.  But
they sure do show up using my scanner.

I sent them off to for a cost of $5.95, which includes
postage both ways.  I'd rather have a reliable pro lab in town, but I'm not
that fortunate.  I mailed them last Thursday and got the negatives back in
Wednesday's mail.  I've been using Mpix to have prints made for a while, but
this was the first time I've used them for developing.

I realize that one time does not a pattern make, but I figured I'd share my
elation in case somebody else was looking for an alternative to local
stores, when the local stores suck.

I don't shoot very much color film, but I'm excited at the possibility of my
color film being as clean as my B&W that I do myself.


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