With the recent hoo-haa of positives, also known as slide film, among film enthusiasts across the world, of course I got to get my hands on shooting some!
As you might have already known, I am someone who try to avoid paying too much money, especially for film processing & scanning. I don’t care what resolution or scanner the lab uses, as long as I got my photos. Ultimately, what’s the point of spending so much just to share on social medias and this blog when no one except myself remembers my own photos.
Back to the point, I am a regular to a film developing lab in Bangkok called Photocity Ladphrao, at Phahon Yothin MRT Station.
Great news is they also do E6 processing.
If you’re coincidentally going to Bangkok, you can give it a try!
For Photocity, they charge 150Baht (SGD 6+) for developing, 100Baht (SGD 4+) for scanning of both 35mm and 120mm. That’s a total of 250 Baht which is about SGD 10+
They only do E6 processing on Wednesday and Saturday. So if you drop off your slide film on a Wednesday or Saturday, you can collect your results on that two particular day itself. The turnover rate is 2 hours.
Otherwise, you can always deposit your positive films and then collect on that 2 days or thereafter.
Anyway, if you’re not going to Bangkok anytime soon, you can always develop it in Singapore. There’s only one lab that processes E6 slide film: Analogue Lab. You can either mail them the film or drop it off at Ruby Photo at Peninsula. For medium format, developing fee is about SGD 12 I heard. They don’t do scanning.
To me, I scan because I want to share on this blog. Otherwise, you can opt not to scan because you can directly see the slide film result from the positive itself.
In Hong Kong, you can develop slide film at several places:
I think there are more labs than these four. So envious of Hong Kong! So many choices!
There’s only one lab I know that definitely do E6 processing and provide mailing service:
I only know Darkroom 8 but they said on their page that they will provide E6 processing soon. Keep a look out for them.
Unfortunately, as this was my first time shooting slide film, I screwed up the exposure. Most of my photos are underexposed. This just proved that the Lightmeter app on my iPhone is bad.
My film friend suggested that I get a Sekonic light meter for accurate metering. Furthermore, I also read it on IStillShootFilm blog that if I want to learn about slide film, maybe I should do a bracketing.
Well, for now, I will share a few photos that barely make it. (I will update the photos once I have good slides photos, hehe)