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    Send it in through Ruby to spectra. They charge me $6.50 or thereabouts for processing + mounts and $4.10 for processing without mounts. At least, this was the price 2 months back.

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    RGB charges me less than $4 for processing without mounts.

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    go for RGB if you shoot slides, dun mount.

    they are no doubt the cheapest processing lab and good results too

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    Hi yall,

    I've sent my previous few rolls of slides to RGB for processing but have they came back scratched. Most of the scratches turns up in the scan and takes a lot of work to patch them up. Gonna try another lab for processing.

    I also see posts in this thread that might be slightly too confusing for a newbie to take or to relate with. I would suggest to checker to get a trial pack of mixed Fujifilm slides, if they are still around, and go shooting with them. It cost about $50, includes 6 rolls of all the Fujifilm slides, and comes with $12 vouchers for processing. It's better to try them and get the feel of the colours that they produce for yourself.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfhuang
    Can try loading yourself. It's not that difficult. My own-rolled Provia 100F works out to be just $4+ per canister.
    Yup,

    But you forgot to mention how much your bulk loader cost... Guess if you shoot enough slides, it will be worth the effort... I'm hardly there yet I think...

    Erm you selling?

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    thanks for all the great contribution.

    btw wat's the address of RGB??? go there look for who to get good rate?

    when u guys say developing of slides it means the slides with or without mounting right?? if i want to develop into photographs then it's another normal development chargess is it??

    then with the slides how do i see them?? wat's the light box i should get?? self made one or buy off the shelf one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by checker
    thanks for all the great contribution.

    btw wat's the address of RGB??? go there look for who to get good rate?

    when u guys say developing of slides it means the slides with or without mounting right?? if i want to develop into photographs then it's another normal development chargess is it??

    then with the slides how do i see them?? wat's the light box i should get?? self made one or buy off the shelf one?
    Their address is on the website: http://www.rgb-color.com

    If you want to PRINT slides, it will cost a lot more than processing. I think you can print a 4R for something like $1 per pc at Ruby - not too sure.

    As for light box, you can check with Cathay Photo. They have a Cabin light panel + loupe package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke21
    Yup,

    But you forgot to mention how much your bulk loader cost... Guess if you shoot enough slides, it will be worth the effort... I'm hardly there yet I think...

    Erm you selling?
    Haha you're right. But I think I have recouped my bulk loader cost from the savings I have so far. I'm not selling mine though ... still need it for loading my own b&w and slide films.

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    think he means do u sell ur bulk rolled slides?
    interested to know too..

    any recommendations on who's selling slides?

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    list of addresses fm yellow page buying guide or business phone directory.

    price? go to the one nearest yr hm. total cost minus transport and time. maybe cheap....

    is better to hv d slides develop w/o the mounting. mounting available off the shelf n comes with protection. u can mount up yr best slides for collection n easy storage. is much cheaper.

    to get positive (slide) to print into positive (picture), of course is expensive. u can check with RGB.

    light box can get off the shelf, self made possible. big enough to put in the short flueorescent tube with on/off s/w.

    in long run, slide photography is very much cheaper compare with print. invest in 3 zoom lenses; i.e wide 24~35mm, std 35~70mm n 70 or 80~200mm. crop while u snap picture. color and fantary filter help enhance picture.

    develop yr own slides. no dark room required. duplicate more slides for international salon under color slides section. sending them out for salon is also cheaper compare with prints.

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    to add to the provia junkies

    it's a pushable slide. use provia if you think you're gonna do lots of low light slide photography.

    100f can be pushed to 400, 400f can be pushed to 1600, and 1600f.. i didn't even know it existed but woo it'll probably cost a bomb.


    anyway, 400f bulk roll is so darn rare and there's no stock of it in singapore. gotta buy the normal boxed one that will cost about $10+ per roll. sucks eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchanwk
    list of addresses fm yellow page buying guide or business phone directory.

    price? go to the one nearest yr hm. total cost minus transport and time. maybe cheap....

    is better to hv d slides develop w/o the mounting. mounting available off the shelf n comes with protection. u can mount up yr best slides for collection n easy storage. is much cheaper.

    to get positive (slide) to print into positive (picture), of course is expensive. u can check with RGB.

    light box can get off the shelf, self made possible. big enough to put in the short flueorescent tube with on/off s/w.

    in long run, slide photography is very much cheaper compare with print. invest in 3 zoom lenses; i.e wide 24~35mm, std 35~70mm n 70 or 80~200mm. crop while u snap picture. color and fantary filter help enhance picture.

    develop yr own slides. no dark room required. duplicate more slides for international salon under color slides section. sending them out for salon is also cheaper compare with prints.
    any recommendation for the filters??

    u mean positives will not be spoilt when exposed to light??

    can we have the slides scanned into digital format like film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UY79
    Hi yall,

    I would suggest to checker to get a trial pack of mixed Fujifilm slides, if they are still around, and go shooting with them. It cost about $50, includes 6 rolls of all the Fujifilm slides, and comes with $12 vouchers for processing. Cheers!
    Where can I get this trial pack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jherek
    think he means do u sell ur bulk rolled slides?
    interested to know too..

    any recommendations on who's selling slides?
    Oh .. I have not sold any before. But if there's enough demand, I might do so in the future. Which slide films are you interested in?

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    check with Cathay Photo Store. wide range of filter to yr liking. Cokin filters cataloque available free.

    slides get fugus easy. all films regardless are sensitive when exposed.

    scanner comes come with or w/o slide adaptor available. check with computer shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by checker
    any recommendation for the filters??

    u mean positives will not be spoilt when exposed to light??

    can we have the slides scanned into digital format like film?
    No! positives will be spoilt if exposed to light.

    Yes of course you can have the slides scanned into digital format like film. Samples of scanned Provia 100F can be viewed here: http://sfhuang.clubsnap.org/gallery/sanfrancisco

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchanwk
    develop yr own slides. no dark room required. duplicate more slides for international salon under color slides section. sending them out for salon is also cheaper compare with prints.
    hi rchanwk, is developing slides temperature-sensitive like developing negs? Also how do I duplicate slides? I suppose you mean send to lab to duplicate? Thanks.

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    i just got back my first slides (velvia 100) on xpan...........


    jaw drop - makes me wonder why I switched to digital

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadwe
    Where can I get this trial pack?
    I got mine at Cathay Photos. But they have since stopped selling them mixed and are selling them in box of 6 similar slides.

    I also saw Konata selling them, but I'm not sure if they sell the mixed pack now.

    Cheers!

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    I posted this somewhere before...
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    All films change color balance as they age. Amatur film is marketed with the asumption that it won't be exposed and processed promptly after it is purchased. Consequently, amatuer, or consumer, film is released onto the market quite early in its color life.

    Professional films are meant to be exposed and processed quickly. This is why they're marketed at their optimum color balance.

    All photographers have their own preferences when it comes to color renditions, grain, and sharpness of individual films. How do you know tell the recorded on Velvia or Provia is the correct yellow? I'm not refering to its color quality here. No one film is perfectly suited for all subjetcs, in all lighting conditions.

    Consider the following example. You're shooting for a major client whose product has a certain identifianle color, such as the yellow of Kodak's film boxes. You would want to make sure that the film you used would be consistent in color rendition from roll to roll. But suppose you're shooting a nature photograph. What exactly is the correct color of a cherry tree or of a sunset?

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