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    Question How to check whether a lab recycles their chemicals?

    How do you tell whether a photo mini-lab recycles their chemicals?

    Please do not suggest going to a pro lab like RGB.

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    Default Re: How to check whether a lab recycles their chemicals?

    Originally posted by Bean
    How do you tell whether a photo mini-lab recycles their chemicals?

    Please do not suggest going to a pro lab like RGB.
    Go to a pro lab / semi pro lab. Why waste your time and efforts? When your stuff comes back with sub-par results, you know that recycled chemicals might just be one of the reasons.... but that will be too late.

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    Default Re: Re: How to check whether a lab recycles their chemicals?

    Originally posted by ckiang
    Go to a pro lab / semi pro lab. Why waste your time and efforts? When your stuff comes back with sub-par results, you know that recycled chemicals might just be one of the reasons.... but that will be too late.
    This advise many of us have heard many times before, that's why I mentioned do not suggest going to a pro lab like RGB.

    What I will like to know is if a lab does recycle chemical, how do we tell from the negatives, positives, prints etc...?


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    Default Re: Re: Re: How to check whether a lab recycles their chemicals?

    Originally posted by Bean
    This advise many of us have heard many times before, that's why I mentioned do not suggest going to a pro lab like RGB.

    What I will like to know is if a lab does recycle chemical, how do we tell from the negatives, positives, prints etc...?

    is it impt? I mean if u have one bad experience with poor prints then u wd not go back whatever their problem was, recycled water/bad handling/colourblind etc..

    go back stanley lor when he's not busy doing prints for schools... *unless*...
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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: How to check whether a lab recycles their chemicals?

    Originally posted by denizenx
    go back stanley lor when he's not busy doing prints for schools... *unless*...

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How to check whether a lab recycles their chemicals?

    Originally posted by Bean
    sorry was that a technical question?

    found something here, the last part...
    http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-...?msg_id=003wcA
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    Default Re: How to check whether a lab recycles their chemicals?

    Originally posted by Bean
    How do you tell whether a photo mini-lab recycles their chemicals?
    Recycling chemicals .. not a problem I've ever encountered, however a far more common problem is stale chemicals in labs that don't do much processing.
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    Just to ask one question (kinda OT) here..


    If lets say that a roll of shot film is left over a relatively long period of time (eg ard 4 mths), and it is then sent for processing, will the sharpness of the pictures degrade?

    Or will only the colour degrade? (sorry for the broken English.. )

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    Originally posted by SNAG
    Just to ask one question (kinda OT) here..


    If lets say that a roll of shot film is left over a relatively long period of time (eg ard 4 mths), and it is then sent for processing, will the sharpness of the pictures degrade?

    Or will only the colour degrade? (sorry for the broken English.. )
    It can happen if the film becomes "heat effected", that is exposed to long periods of time of moderate to high temperatures.
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