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Who still processes 110 film?

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Michael Raso , Aug 13, 2009; 05:16 p.m.

Hello,
Below are some samples from a recent 110 roll of film using Clark
110 Neg processed and printed by Clark Color Labs (Print scanned Canon Lide90)
Pentax Auto 110 - Woodland Lake, Pequannock NJ / Scan #1
Image below - neg scanned using Epson V700 (at home)
Pentax Auto 110 - Woodland Lake, Pequannock NJ / Scan #2
I am pretty satisfied with the Epson scan. Any opinions. I'm opting to getting my 110 film processed and printed. I will then scan selective frames off the neg myself. Clark seems to have a habit of scratching negs!

Brian Quinn , Aug 13, 2009; 09:28 p.m.

Ted,
I really don't think the reply you got from Kodak is true. I can find no sellers of Kodak 110 film even online. If Kodak does have those stock numbers in a warehouse I would love to place an order. The problem is all my local shops were I live have shut down. If anyone can place an order I would be glad to spit it with you if the minimum order is too large.

Bruce Hallstrm , Aug 23, 2009; 01:23 a.m.

Given BisonPhoto.com a try they have fast turn around and good qulity. http://www.bisonphoto.com/Film_Developing.html

Greg Miller , Sep 18, 2009; 05:54 p.m.

Hello Brian.

Who you want to develop your 110 film depends very much on what you have for 110 film. The only 110 film that we get in that comes out consistantly well in color is "Kodak Gold" (not "Kodacolor Gold" generation 6 (look for a single digit "6" on the cassette). For these Dwaynes photo is likely a good bet - they have enough volume and I know they're careful with maintainance that you can be assured of a "to spec" c-41 process.

With older film and other brands our default process is to do what is safe and develop them into Black and White by not bleaching them, leaving the much more resilient silver image in place though upon consultation with the customer we will develop most anything upon request into color. In most cases then we use what is called AN-6 and not C-41. This is a high contrast color process designed for the aerial film industry...here is a sample of some outdated Agfa 126 in AN-6....a little to punch in this case but cool anyway. No post saturation was done on this.

Also worthy of note with 110...we're not sure why but the trend with a given type of 110 vs the same type in 35mm is poorer. We suspect that the cassette is less impervious to the transmission of air meaning it oxidizes faster.

If you are buying outdated film try to buy Kodak Gold generation 6 or Agfacolor HDC. While getting a bit vintage, we're also finding that comparatively speaking to other films of the same vintage the 3M is standing up well (though still funky)

Hope that is of some help
Greg Miller
Film Rescue International
www.filmrescue.com

Evelyn Sachs , Oct 22, 2009; 09:00 p.m.

I've used Fromex Photo & Digital. www.Fromex.com They'll print and/or scan 110 film and do a great job for a reasonable price. AND, on their website they have a download for prepaid mailers. They also still process E-6 and b/w film. They still print on b/w paper--from film or digital media.

Brian Quinn , Oct 30, 2009; 09:14 p.m.

Just go my prints back from Rapid Photo Imaging.
Some good and some bad news.
The good news is the prints were 4x5 size and on Fuji Crystal archive paper. They also made a CD with 2200x2790 scans.
The Bad news is the prints and scans were not top quality, it took 4 weeks, it was the most expensive developing I have used for 110 yet and the CD scan looks to be interpolated from a lower resolution.
Here is an image form the CD. Overall OK but not as good as the numbers suggest.


Jerzy Quinn

Brian Quinn , Oct 30, 2009; 09:44 p.m.

I just looked at the Fromex Photo web site. Their prices were quite high. I called to confirm that this was not a typo and was told the price was correct. They consider 110 film to be custom work now and charge that way. Looks Like Blue Moon with get my next roll. Please keep the suggestions coming. I will post results as I try out labs.

Brian Quinn , Nov 23, 2009; 09:38 p.m.

Here is my report for the test roll of 110 film I sent to BisonPhoto.com . Turn around time was eleven days including shipping across the country. They developed the film and scanned the negatives at 1086 x 1677. This is a 1.54 ratio. The about the same as ratio as a 4x6 print that has a 1.5 ratio. I see why they did this as the photos were printed on 4x6 inch Fuji Crystal Archive paper. The actual 110 negative is 13x17mm with a more square ratio 1.3. What this means is some of the image is cropped off to fit on the more rectangular 4x6 paper. The prints were nice but a bit too saturated / contrasty for my tastes. Many labs that print digitally over sharpen, saturate, etc because they can. I for one do not like it. The problem is the scans are also that way. A somewhat flat scan is better if I intend to do post process work at home. There was one other issue. One of my negatives was damaged and the one next to it was missing entirely. The damage looks like there was some tape applied to the negative and it was later removed. They did however put the negatives in plastic to protect them during shipping. I have included the scan of the damaged negative and a zoom in crop to show detail of the scan. Not a bad scan job.

Overall they did an above average job with my 110 film. I would recommend you try them out. They still are not exactly what I am looking for. My main grip is the crop. I prefer to have my 110 printed on 4X5 paper and have the full image.


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Brian Quinn , Nov 23, 2009; 09:52 p.m.

forgot the full size crop.


crop to actual pixles

Larry Dressler , Nov 23, 2009; 11:41 p.m.

Yup I just finished a cartage in my Minolta 110 Zoom.


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