seventwentyeight

I sent in two rolls of Velvia 50, and one roll of some ancient Kodak ISO 64 slide film (which I shot at ISO 25) to be professionally developed.

I didn’t want to go through the hassle of buying, mixing, and developing E6 chemicals again myself…let alone the scanning.

The total was $116.55 CAD.

Initially when I got the scans back, I was crestfallen–

My keeper/hit rate was poorer than I had hoped.

When I looked closely, however, I came up with 16 images (out of a possible 32) that I was satisfied with.

50% hit rate, $7.28 an image.

Not bad, I guess…

Some of these photos might be worth $7.28.

However, I wouldn’t be shooting film in any capacity whatsoever, if that’s what it actually cost me.  Thanks to TheLab Vancouver.

3 thoughts on “seventwentyeight

    • mewanchuk says:

      Many thanks, Karim. Not sure of the scanner…I think it may be a Noritsu, but the files aren’t actually that big. I haven’t decided if I am DONE with slide film, or just going to shoot it on extremely special occasions….

  1. jkjod says:

    I say extremely special circumstances. Scanning it yourself is pretty easy (in my opinion). There is nothing quite like those huge 6×6/7 positives.

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