The halcyon days of one hour photo in the 80’s are long gone. But why bother with color film development at home ?
In this video blog its February’s 2020 roll of film – Kodak Color Plus on the tiny Olympus XA, I explore and find out if it’s still possible to get your film developed down the high street!
The Film : Kodak Color Plus
The film Kodak Color Plus, is a nice dependable film which produces warm results prefect for sunlight at the beginning and the end of the day.
Colour Film Development
Is it game over for film development ?
Can you still get your film developed down the high street ?
What does it cost? In this video/blog post I’m going to go through the options.
When Kodak offered their one hour express service. Replaced in entirety by digital, ‘print your own’ stations. While this might be all fine and dandy, but hey wait a moment, I love film and enjoy shooting with my analog camera too ?
In the video, I go into the city to get my film developed, negatives and prints. I show my results and my findings.
There is hope at least here in Austria, in Graz. I suspect in your city too.
Now there are lots of good reason why not to do colour development at home. I’ll outline the reasons to do and not do home development of color film.
Reasons Not To Do – Colour Development
- Don’t have the time!
- There’s simply no space!
- No Experience
- Hate Chemicals and all the mess
- Results won’t be any good at all.
- Prints and Scan are easier
- I want clean negatives
Reasons To Do – Colour Development
- There’s no where to get my film developed where I live
- I need it now, I want flexibility
- I want to learn new things! DIY no problem
- Save money
- Can developed Medium format 120 film and large format.
- Negatives €4.95
- 10 x 15 cm Prints 39 x 0.17 = €6.63
- Foto CD / Basic Scan €4.95
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