A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Featured Equipment Deals

Splash Photography Read More

Splash Photography

April showers bring... Splashes! Check out these 25 awesome shots captured by photo.net photographers!

Latest Equipment Articles

2015 Mother's Day Gift Guide Read More

2015 Mother's Day Gift Guide

If your mom is always there for you, with camera in hand, then this is the gift guide for her! This list of top photo gear picks will help you make mom's day.

Latest Learning Articles

Processing Capabilities with RAW (Video Tutorial) Read More

Processing Capabilities with RAW (Video Tutorial)

In this week's video tutorial you will learn about the various benefits of processing your RAW files in an editing program. Paired with the advantages of shooting in manual mode, this important step...


Best Film Lab In New York?

Allan Schoening , Sep 03, 2006; 01:41 a.m.

Hey guys, I was hoping to get some opinions on what you guys thought was the best film lab in NYC. Mainly for color negative and positive film. I've been using LTI. They're good (with a nice client list) but I'm not thrilled with them. Any opinion? Thank you.

Responses

Mitch Falk , Sep 03, 2006; 06:59 a.m.

Flatiron Color Lab - 17th & 6th ave.

.[. Z , Sep 03, 2006; 04:20 p.m.

Flatiron is a decent lab, but not any better than Adorama or Alkit.

For b&w-only, 68degrees.com and mvlabs.com are the way to go -- both print for top-name pros.

Duggal develops and prints color for photographers, shows and for pieces going into museums.

I read of one pro photographer in NYC who's been burned by a number of the NYC labs with good reputations, so she Fedexes her film to photoworkssf.com, gets back low-res scans and decides from there what to have printed, and of another photographer who sends his rolls to accucolorlabs.com in NJ.

Michael Stern , Apr 23, 2007; 12:13 p.m.

I used to use Alkit but switched to Duggal about five years ago because of disappointment with some scanning work that Alkit had done. Duggal is pricey but they do nice work.

.[. Z suggests that Duggal is for color only, but I disagree. For what it's worth, I shoot mostly 35mm color negatives and 120 b&w negatives. I generally have them make machine prints, but I've had them do some custom work for me too, and I've been pleased with all of it.

Isaac Jeong , Apr 27, 2007; 06:45 p.m.

I have to say, I was burned very badly by Duggal. They lost my negatives and then tried to refund me with store credit (i prepaid) instead of giving me a regular refund. The employee also acted annoyed that I was upset until the manager came and saw what was happening, telling the guy to give me back my money. Really impossibly unprofessional from start to finish. Best lab I've ever used anywhere is a place in Utah called borge andersen. hands down, amazing speed service and quality. i miss those guys now that i've moved here-

Brian Wickham , Jun 05, 2008; 12:48 a.m.

I use Baboo on W 20 Street. The results on 36 exp Provia 100 have been very good so far and it only costs $6.70 a roll. In the past I have had good results with b&w and Portra at Baboo. In ten years I can't recall ever having a problem.

John Poulos , Sep 12, 2008; 10:10 a.m.

Duggal screwed me too. Service is horrible, negs came back spotted and dirty. I use Ken Lieberman labs and so far so good.

sub pras , Oct 16, 2008; 11:36 a.m.

us color lab located downtown at 12 mercer street very professional and clean processing. always willing to help assistants with their portfolio with scans or processing

Back to top

Notify me of Responses