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b&w film developing in cleveland,ohio

Raven Knight , Oct 12, 2006; 12:46 p.m.

I am looking for a place in cleveland ohio where i can get black and white film developed (not c-41) and im also looking for a place where i can get 120 black and white film developed (also not c-41) and then scanned to a cd. I hope someone can help thanks

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Martin E , Oct 12, 2006; 01:35 p.m.

Check out Dodd Camera, I think their main location is around E 30th. Also double check the locations on their website, as I know some of them have closed or moved recently.

www.doddcamera.com

I know they sell some chemistry, but you might want to call and see what they stock there. If I remember correctly it was mainly Ilford chem. You would also have to talk with them about scanning services and developing.

Aside from that I'm not too sure there are many places in the Cleveland area. I think there is Campus Camera in Kent, but haven't been there. I know Costco also offers 35mm scanning, but I doubt medium format. It may be worth calling their photo lab to ask though.

Honestly I've found it easier to use internet ordering for supplies because the area is so limited.

Best of luck, let me know if you have any other questions.

Regards, Martin

Michael Madio , Oct 12, 2006; 01:45 p.m.

While I can't comment on Cleveland specifically, I can tell you that B&W processing is generally difficult to find and when you do find it, it may be very inconsistent. You will probably be better off using a C41 B&W film such as Ilford XP2 as you can use conventional C41 facilities and it will scan much easier than traditional B&W film. For best results using true B&W film, you should really consider processing yourself. You don't need a darkroom, just a minimal investment in equipment (changing bag, daylight tank, timer, thermometer, etc.), chemicals (developer, stop, fix), and time.

Joe McInerney , Oct 15, 2006; 12:50 p.m.

The place to go in Cleveland is Labwork -

http://labwork-bw.com/main.htm They are at 1591 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 216/621-7567 phone labwork@sbcglobal.net

Also contact http://merrilldavid.com/ I don't know if Labwork does anything digital. For that I would go to Merrill David.

For supplies go to Dodds.

Raven Knight , Oct 16, 2006; 04:44 p.m.

i have been using kodak bw400cn film but i want to be able to get photos up to 11 x 14 and i thought that if i could use 100 iso film that i could get up to that size without the grain..but i have not got any photos blown up with it because of the things ive read online haze anyone been able to get good 11 x 14 photographs out of the kodak bw400cn film ?

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