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120 film in Toronto

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xjoiedevivrex says:

Hi guys,
I was wondering if any of you knew where to develop 120 film in toronto or the surrounding area (i heard about oakville super store but anywhere else closer to toronto?) for a really good price?*
I'm looking to get a photo disc, and cross process
also: how do u guys get your lomo/120/film etc print on the computer?
thanks!
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~J.L.~ says:

Elpro on Elm Strret
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edwardjackman says:

I haven't been there in over a year but there is Kornercolor at 1200 Bay Street (at Bloor) 416-928-1008

I've had varied results from these guys but not bad in general.

Just wait a little bit and .natalie and moonwire will be along shortly with better advice than that.

Good luck!
e.
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.natalie says:

Korner Color is cheap, but I haven't been going to them lately. They had a lot of staff turnover and since they renovated, I've had a lot of problems with them. They will cross-process and as far as I know they still develop 120, so you can take a chance and try them, but I wouldn't recommend it.

I've been going to West Camera because it's not too far from me, but it's not necessarily cheap. If you're just getting negatives it's o.k.

I haven't been to Elpro in years but I do remember them being cheap.
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edwardjackman says:

see!
I told ya.

e.
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picsbymac says:

Yes, around the time they renovated, Korner Color's stuff became inconsistent...dirty negs, big thumbprints etc. They will cross-process but stopped doing E-6 in-house.

The Shoppers Drug Mart at Yonge & King will develop c-41 120/220 for $2.99 but they are not set-up to scan the negs. They will cross-process. They don't have sleeves and will roll your processed film back up around the spool - but if you give them a sleeve when you drop the film off they're happy to use it.
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public porter [deleted] says:

you get what you pay for...

i've never had a problem with colourgenics on davies, and it has a slightly better reputation than the "other" pro lab in the city.

sdm is fine but expect the occasional fuck-up for the price paid. i.e. dirt, fingerprints, cut negs, bad/old chemistry. do not expect them to care when such things occur - they are after all, a lab in a drugstore.
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Bill Smith1 says:

Shoppers is all dependent on who is operating the machines and if they are maintaining them correctly.

My brother swears by Colourgenics, I have used West Camera in the past and they do really good work if you are willing to pay for it. I have not used Downtown, Elpro or Aden Camera so I can't comment. Henry's sends their stuff out so expect to wait.

Bill
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moonwire says:

i use shoppers at yonge & king for all my colour stuff. having said that, i shoot mostly slide through a holga to get it cross processed so i'm not necessarily looking for high quality. as mentioned already, they can't scan 120 negs. i do that myself.

there's also toronto image works, at king & spadina.
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Antoniele says:

I go to Photo 1-2-3 at Yonge/Charles, a roll of 12 would average $10 including processing and developing or on a CD.
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chlywhite says:

The Shoppers at Dupont and Spadina will do it too... Same deal, no prints or scans, each roll is $2.99. Otherwise I go to Imageworks.
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gulf of nowhere says:

I go to image works. For about 5 bucks have a nicely sleeved negs, I am unsure how much their scanning service costs but they do scan.
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~J.L.~ says:

Elpro is a professional spot run by a husband and wife team. Love the fact that when I come here, they always remember me no matter how much time has transpired. Discovered them when I was taking a photography program at Ryerson many years ago.
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Photosensitive.ca says:

I've used the Shoppers at Yonge and King with fairly good results. (Only a couple of times, though.) I wouldn't send them anything critical, but then again, there is a pro lab formerly in my neighbourhood that has been so consistently poor that I wouldn't send them anything critical either...

Has anyone had film developed at Pikto?
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ian_taylor_photography says:

Colourgenics on Davie still runs tight chemistry if you are wanting the best results. TIW is good too.
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jonathan ponce says:

I get my 120s done at Downtown Camera since it was close to work. Haven't had any issues...yet. But I might try Eight Elm (Elm & University) now that I've moved work location and that is now closer to me than DC.
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xjoiedevivrex says:

Hey1
thanks so much guys, it's been a lot of help
what I think i'll do, since i've got ALOT of film to develop is
try some cross-processing at SDM
and try a few more important ones and B+W's at colorgenics
and maybe a couple at 123 and korner colour/imageworks if i can get around there!
thanks again:)
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public porter [deleted] says:

colourgenics doesn't do b&w. not sure who in town i'd trust to do that.
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chlywhite says:

I take B&W to Imageworks, I know they send it out, but I've always been very happy with the results and they're less expensive than some other places. They're fast too.
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Photosensitive.ca says:

If you're just developing conventional B&W film, it's so cheap and easy to do at home that you can recoup your investment in tanks, reels, and chemicals after about 7-8 rolls...
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moonwire says:

i agree with photosensitive.ca on doing the conventional B&W at home. it's super easy and it doesn't take a lot of money to get set up. okay, minus the scanner, that is.
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写真家 / 摄影师 says:

BW 120/135 @home
Colour @ TIW
Xpro135@SDM King/Yonge
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nonchalant houses [deleted] says:

is there someone in mississauga that develops 120 negs?
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olivepix says:

Northern Artists at Yonge and St. Clair. They just moved from Yonge and Eglinton. www.northernartists.com
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Photosensitive.ca says:

There are a couple of pro labs in Mississauga and apparently the Real Canadian Superstore at Trafalgar Rd and Dundas in Oakville will develop-only C-41 120 for not much money.

olivepix, the pro lab I referred to in my earlier post is Northern Artists.

I recently had a couple of rolls done at Pikto. The quality of the work was excellent.
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public porter [deleted] says:

While going through school at Sheridan I used Browns Imaging on Timberlea a couple times for 4x5 negs (both E-6 and c-41). There website is down so perhaps they've gone under? I kinda hope not as they were always very nice and did good work - they had a cool dog too.

Here's the link:

www.canpages.ca/page/ON/mississauga/browns-photographic-i...

The Superstore @ Dundas and Trafalgar did process 120 while I was attending school (2005-2007). Film is no longer used in any capacity @ Sheridan so they might not offer the service anymore. Price was $2.99 for 5 day and 3.99 for 1 hour. They didn't inspire much confidence though, the rotating cast of characters working cash almost never knew what it was and they flat out refused E-6 for x-pro - "It'll break the machine!".
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nonchalant houses [deleted] says:

thanks, i'll check those out, i got impatient and took it to Black's at Sherway Mall and they did it for me but it was pricey ($7.18). I have no comparison, but i guess the quality was alright.
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the camera is a toy. says:

I just inquired at Black's at Yorkdale today, and they don't have a lab and to send it out would be $11 and change per roll.
I think I'll wait and go to one of the many places you fine folks have suggested instead. :)
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troycochrane says:

Since this information is now five years out of date, I'll renew this inquiry.

Where do people get 120 film developed in Toronto?
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Rob Cruickshank is a group administrator Rob Cruickshank says:

Toronto Image Works for me. (I do my own B+W)
I think Wong's Camera can develop, but not scan or print.
Also Downtown, and Vistek. will do it.
Maybe the mods can make this thread, and the camera repair thread a sticky?
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troycochrane says:

Thanks! TIW prices seem very reasonable. Glad to know people trust them.

How are their roll scans?
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Metrix X says:

troycochrane:

For developing and scanning besides TIW Downtown Camera on queen does a good job with one hour service except for B&W which they only do once a week.
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D402010 says:

Downtown Camera. Someone at Blacks told me they can actually develop and print but not scan 120 (they were selling Diana cameras for a while). Did anyone ever go here: www.e6it.ca/ ?
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120-127 says:

Downtown Camera develops and scans. I use E6it for my slide film. He develops but doesn't scan.
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nownownownow says:

E6it will do C41 and BW I believe. He does a great job with my slide. I do my C41 and BW myself.
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Richard Wintle says:

Another vote for Downtown Camera. Great people and will often do 120 C-41 in one hour(!). B&W they only do once per week as mentioned above. They are also well acquainted with push, pull, scanning from the reverse side of the film, accepting film in changing bags, and other esoteric things.

Aden Camera at Yonge and Elm also does 120 I believe. I take all my 35mm there but haven't used them for 120, simply because I've had such good experience with Downtown Camera. Aden is super-convenient for me for 35mm which I shoot more frequently than 120.

Toronto Image Works I used only once and they did a fine job except for someone's hair on one of my negs. Bit out of the way for me so I prefer Downtown or Aden.
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nownownownow says:

Last time I took my films to aden they came out thin. Checking against edge markings of the film, respectively.

I wont take my films there. Downtown camera is where I will continue to take my C41 if Im not processing at home or get lazy.

BW is DIY

E6 is using David at E6it.ca
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Richard Wintle says:

nownownownow:

Hm, interesting - by "thin" do you mean physically trimmed/cut down, or something with the developing?

My sense is they've been overcooking dev on my Arista Premium 400 a bit, but I like the very contrasty effect. I'd be interested to see what they do with, say, HP5+.

Anything you can share with your Aden experience will be interesting to me. I really need to get home B&W dev sorted out.
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Rob Cruickshank is a group administrator Rob Cruickshank says:

Another option, at least for B+W is the new Ilford mail-order lab that recently opened. Not sure how much the shipping is, etc, but it looks interesting.
www.ilfordlab-us.com/
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Richard Wintle says:

Rob Cruickshank:

It seemed kind of expensive when I looked at the order form ($16/roll for dev + scans, and then mailing on top of that). No doubt they do a perfect or near-perfect job on the development though, which may well be worth the extra cost.
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120-127 says:

I know it's not 120 but this thread has sort of wandered anyway. I gave a friend's daughter a Pentax SFX and 4 rolls of Kodak Gold 200. I made the mistake of dropping her film off at the local Henry's instead of heading into town to Downtown Camera. Almost $50 for processing and prints. Scanning was almost $10 more a roll.
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ashlee hutchinson says:

try the lomography store :)
its on queen street, they develop fiilm there. and since they sell 120 film cameras im assuming they develop it.
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Squeakyrat says:

The Toronto Lomo store closed mid-August.
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Richard Wintle says:

ashlee hutchinson:

Not necessarily the best assumption - Film Plus will happily sell you all kinds of 120 but doesn't develop anything. ;)
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Metrix X says:

Jim's Super Foto at 434 Parliament St. did a decent job on my 120 actually 220 c41 film.
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Richard Wintle says:

Metrix X:

Thanks for that tip - I'd not heard of that store. Maybe worth a try next time I blow through a roll over at the Necropolis. :)
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JSCLee says:

Annex photo is ok too
www.annexphoto.ca
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