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    Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    Hello everyone!

    I will be getting my first 8x10 camera soon and was thinking about getting a box of Portra 400 for a series of portraits.

    The only thing is, I have no idea where to process it. I've processed my own color negative film in the past, but at over 15 dollars a shot I don't really want to take that risk. The lab I use for my professional work (The Find Lab) caps out at 4x5 sheet film.


    Anyone out there have any reccomendations?

    -Tom

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    Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    Ok so I just did a bit more research and I see many people using Jobo or Cibachrome 8x10 drums for processing black and white. Would this be a viable option for color film as well if I were to self develop it using a Tetanal kit?

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    Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    While I like Oscar's in SF apparently they only do E6 and b&w in 8"x10", however I have a lot of friends who swear by Dickerman's and they do 8"x10" in C41
    https://www.dickermanprints.com/processing

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    Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    Edgar Praus, of Praus Productions in Rochester. No one better.

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    Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by formanproject View Post
    but at over 15 dollars a shot I don't really want to take that risk.
    At $15 a sheet I'd not take the risk of anyone else handling the negatives...including postal workers...

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    Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by formanproject View Post
    Ok so I just did a bit more research and I see many people using Jobo or Cibachrome 8x10 drums for processing black and white. Would this be a viable option for color film as well if I were to self develop it using a Tetanal kit?
    I do my own 8x10 c41 and E6 In a Jobo. I highly recommend it. Very easy and rewarding.


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    Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    How recently has anyone used Dickerman's? Those prices sound insane. My East Bay C41 lab lost space, and now can handle on E6 8X10, and C41 just up to 4X5. If I have to mail something, it might as well be to LA. That bridge has gotten to be hell, just like downtown parking. Add another twenty bucks just for that!

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    Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sampson View Post
    Edgar Praus, of Praus Productions in Rochester. No one better.
    Highly recommended.

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    Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dhuiting View Post
    I do my own 8x10 c41 and E6 In a Jobo. I highly recommend it. Very easy and rewarding.


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    Thanks for the reply! Do you use tetanal kits for your C41? Also, which Jobo tank would you reccomend?

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    Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    I use the Tetenal C-41 kit in the JOBO. I use the 2830 print drum for 8X10 negatives, and like many others, have not had a problem developing film in this print tank.
    Others may advise the JOBO Expert drum (3005) which is a dedicated film drum.

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