Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: E-6 closes down in Durango

  1. #1
    westernlens al olson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Southwest Mountains of Colorado
    Posts
    871

    E-6 closes down in Durango

    Southern Lights in Durango, CO, has closed down their E-6 processing service. It is a shame because Ralph was a fanatic about quality and the Fuji dip-n-dunk was able to process my 8x10 transparencies. Besides it was a convenient hour's drive from here to the "big city".

    Now it is time to search out a less convenient E-6 service. Looks like the nearest is Reed Photo in Denver. This must be an omen telling me to shoot more B&W with my 8x10.

    Too many transparency shooters have digital and too few customers left for the E-6 labs! And now we have lost another.
    Last edited by al olson; 22-Oct-2008 at 05:30. Reason: Add text
    al

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    30

    Re: E-6 closes down in Durango

    Al - it's not any more convenient for you, but there's also Denver Digital Imaging Center (The Slideprinter) in Denver. I've used them for 35mm and have been happy with the results. Looks like they do 4x5, but I'm not sure about 8x10.

    Duane

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    473

    Re: E-6 closes down in Durango

    The Slideprinter doesn't do 8x10 E-6 processing. You might try Photo Craft in Boulder. Their web site indicates they do 8x10 E-6.

  4. #4
    Preston Birdwell
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Columbia, CA
    Posts
    1,577

    Re: E-6 closes down in Durango

    Al,

    You might consider A&I in Los Angeles. They do LF E-6 up to 8x10. I've used them for several years and have received great service. Highly recommended.

    A&I Homepage

    Be sure to look at their 'Mail Order Services' page for instructions.

    -Preston
    Preston-Columbia CA

    "If you want nice fresh oats, you have to pay a fair price. If you can be satisfied with oats that have already been through the horse; that comes a little cheaper."

  5. #5
    Terence
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    391

    Re: E-6 closes down in Durango

    After seeing the aspens in Durango last week, it would be criminal to shoot only black & white. And I'm a guy who shoots 99.9% B&W.

  6. #6
    westernlens al olson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Southwest Mountains of Colorado
    Posts
    871

    Re: E-6 closes down in Durango

    Dagabel and Mark,

    Just had a phone call from Sandy Robbins of The Slide Printer. They are acquiring the E-6 processor from Southern Lights and were given a referral to me as a potential customer. Sandy assures me that their systems process all sizes up to 8x10.

    They are conveniently close to Denver Pro Photo to whom I always make a pilgrimage when I am in the city. A ritual that requires the sacrifice of money.

    Terence,

    Glad you could make it for the Aspens around Durango. I did some photo work around Silverton over a week ago. All but two sheets were b&w. But I did have a model in the foreground! Anyway I have way too many color Aspen images. What to do with them?
    al

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Lakewood, CO
    Posts
    721

    Re: E-6 closes down in Durango

    I just switched to Photocraft in Boulder after Accent in Colorado Springs closed their E-6. So far, the results are much better than what I was getting at Accent. I'm pretty sure they do 8X10. If not, Reed is well respected.

    About half my friends shooting LF use slideprinter and half use photocraft. Both have good reputations.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    280

    Re: E-6 closes down in Durango

    I have found Photocraft in Boulder to be excellent and recommend them.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    473

    Re: E-6 closes down in Durango

    Thanks for that bit of news Al. The Slideprinter's location is very convenient for me. I'll half to ask about 8x10 E-6 next time I'm there.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    denver
    Posts
    21

    Thumbs up Re: E-6 closes down in Durango

    The slidprinter does do 8x10 e6.
    There are 4 local 8x10 e6 labs in the Denver area;
    slideprinter
    Reed
    Photocraft
    & us; www.dr5.com

    We also do up 10 11x14 B&W :>)

    regards
    dw


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Stahlke View Post
    The Slideprinter doesn't do 8x10 E-6 processing. You might try Photo Craft in Boulder. Their web site indicates they do 8x10 E-6.

Similar Threads

  1. Photo locations between Alamosa and Durango
    By Norm Buchanan in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 15-Sep-2006, 17:25
  2. Kodak closes paper plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    By Jacques Augustowski in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 30-May-2005, 23:39
  3. FYI: The Friends of Photography closes for good
    By Merg Ross in forum Announcements
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18-Oct-2001, 13:38

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •