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pro film lab in San Francisco Bay Area?

Sally Mack , Nov 01, 2010; 05:22 p.m.

A lot of film labs have closed, lately. Anybody know a good pro film lab in the SF Bay Area? I'm reading the posts about mail-in and will go that route if necessary but would like to be able to drop off and pick up my film either in the East Bay or SF.

I shoot 120/220 color and b&w film..

Thanks. --Sally

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Steve Renwick , Nov 01, 2010; 09:27 p.m.

On the Peninsula, the places of which I know are sending film to Swan Labs down south. They get it back in a couple days.

Greg Peterson , Nov 01, 2010; 11:47 p.m.

If you're near Concord I highly recommend Action Photo.
They're at 1741 Clayton Rd Ste A
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 676-7777
They do a great job on C-41 and E6. I don't know about their B&W services, if any.

Craig Dickson , Nov 01, 2010; 11:57 p.m.

I take my film to Kaufmann's Cameras in San Mateo. They have their own in-house B&W lab, but they send color film out to Swan, as Steve mentioned.

Jeff Spirer , Nov 02, 2010; 12:00 a.m.

Swan does not qualify as a "pro" lab. There are a couple places in San Francisco, only a few do color. For black and white, you can try Gamma. For color and black and white, you can try Photoworks. A friend uses the latter and is happy with their services, although not the prices.

Craig Dickson , Nov 02, 2010; 12:10 a.m.

True, I stopped paying to have Swan scan my slides because their idea of high resolution was something ridiculous like 6 MP. They do a good job of developing film, though, which is all I ask them to do anymore.

Charles Monday , Nov 02, 2010; 12:21 a.m.

http://www.thedarkroom.com/ in San Carlos is a good pro lab focused on commercial productivity, or at least they were. I have not used them in several years. I always got quality work from them, color and B&W.

I suggest yp.com and search for photo finishing with san francisco as the city. There are a few pro labs worth checking out.

Jeff Spirer , Nov 02, 2010; 01:25 a.m.

The Darkroom in San Carlos is owned by Swan and has been for a number of years, at least five. Almost everything cool in there is dismantled. I think Paul still does some black and white printing there, although the fibre room is gone.

Steve Renwick , Nov 02, 2010; 11:57 a.m.

Actually The Darkroom in San Carlos is closed.

Jeff Spirer , Nov 02, 2010; 12:25 p.m.

Interesting, well it was owned by Swan...


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