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That's grate, In April I came back from Barcelona, Spain and dropped my film off at a local Costco one hour photo. The quality was far superior to the local custom lab. I was thrilled at my discovery of a lab that was was giving me cheaper, Sharper, cleaner , and fewer scratches than the local big custom lab. Last week I came back from Mexico and dropped of film at Costco's one hour and was disappointed. This time their work was on the same par as the local big labs. Which means that Costco is inconsistently grate. Must be when they change their chemistry? Robert H. Gary wrote: > Cathy - I recently moved so I am not sure what I will find now, but for the > last couple of years I had developing done by the Costco 1 hour (they had > the best reputation in my area then), and the prints usually sucked, and the > negs were often fine. And yes the print making sometimes scratched the negs. > When I started making my own contacts sheets on the flat bed, I also asked > for developing only, which they happily did for me. That worked well, and I > hope to recreate a supply chain here that will again. The prints from 1 > hours machines can be very "off".-Gary > > As an aside, a couple of years ago I shot a trip to Barcelona with 200 ISO > > color neg film using a camera I hadn't used in years and foolishly brought > > the film in to a one-hour lab for processing. The prints were very washed > > out and exceedingly uninteresting, so I counted it up to experience, > > figuring it was the combined result of using an old camera, high-speed neg > > film, and poor processing and printing. I put them away and never did > > anything further with the images until yesterday when my husband > > asked me to > > give him a print of him in Barcelona to send to a friend. > > > > I scanned the neg at low resolution, did the absolute minimum in pre- and > > post-scan adjustments (figuring this was a poor-quality snap > > anyway, and the > > recipient wouldn't know or care about the difference between > > quality or lack > > of it). What I got as a result was a very good image - good color, good > > contrast, sharp - night and day difference from the fuzzy, dull, foggy, > > one-hour print. Guess I'll have to look through all the Barcelona negs and > > see what goodies have been hitherto neglected. > > > > - > Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. > http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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