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    Pyro Developing in the Bay Area?

    Hey guys! I'm in the Bay Area (Alameda, CA) and while I moved most of my camera stuff out here, my dev kit is still back in Brooklyn. I shot some 5x7 HP5 and I really want it developed in Pyro if I can (and I'm not too picky about which). Does anyone know of development services out here that can do that? I'm trying not to duplicate all my stuff, but I'm almost afraid I'll have to.

    Much appreciated!

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    Re: Pyro Developing in the Bay Area?

    There are plenty of us doing our own pyro; but I don't personally know any pro lab around here routinely offering pyro development. Both pyrocat and PMK can be purchased here in Berkeley, and there are rental darkrooms both here or in Hayward. You could try either Lightwaves or Photolab in Berkeley. They offer a variety of ordinary developers for 5x7, but don't know if they have an upcharge for pyro.

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    Re: Pyro Developing in the Bay Area?

    Quote Originally Posted by alec4444 View Post
    Hey guys! I'm in the Bay Area (Alameda, CA) and while I moved most of my camera stuff out here, my dev kit is still back in Brooklyn. I shot some 5x7 HP5 and I really want it developed in Pyro if I can (and I'm not too picky about which). Does anyone know of development services out here that can do that? I'm trying not to duplicate all my stuff, but I'm almost afraid I'll have to.

    Much appreciated!

    --A
    I'm not in the Bay Area, but before I started developing in my bathroom, I took my own bottle of developer* to the small lab in town & had them develop film as a proof-of-concept so I could determine whether I would be using stand development on my pictures. They were more than happy to oblige.

    *Rodinal, but I currently use Pyrocat-HD.
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    Re: Pyro Developing in the Bay Area?

    If you want someone to develop it for you, Gamma in DT SF is very good: http://www.gammasf.com. They also are good printers.

    Thomas

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    Re: Pyro Developing in the Bay Area?

    Awesome, thanks guys! Yes, I had in fact pinged Photolab in Berkeley about it, but didn't think about approaching them with the developer in hand.. Some good ideas here, thank you. Look forward to making prints again! =)

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