Getting a bit frustrated with the cost of having films done at a lab (the local Spielmann is convenient but think the quality could be better) not to mention the time of having to wait for the things to come back. I am now investigating the options for developing my own 35mm and 120 films (colour and BW) and getting a suitable scanner. However this is an area I know nothing whatsoever about.

Thinking also about ditching 110. Though I love the cameras the difficulty in getting film and getting it processed (and the costs) is putting me off it. Plus I always seem to get sparkly light leaks (on both cameras, I have also seen the same on other peoples shots-must be the film?) . They don’t add anything to the shots but annoyance!

I have been pointed towards a lab in Aberdeen (photoghost) which does a monthly processing subscription at a good price so will give it a go and see if it works until I can get going consistently on my own stuff.

written by raymac on 2014-06-24


  1. asharnanae
    asharnanae ·

    I really recommend processing your own, its reasonably easy and much cheaper. B&W, CN and E6 are roughly the same, if you can do one, you can do them all really. I would buy as good a quality scanner as you can though, as I feel that it does make a big difference.

  2. raymac
    raymac ·

    Looking for a scanner now-any tips on what to look for?