I’ve recently gotten back into film photography. Some time ago I shot some photos on Fuji Velvia 50 slide film which I had to send away to be processed. Not only did it cost around 20 dollars (after a week long wait,) the scans were really not the best quality. I can look at the actual slides and then compare them to the scanned JPGs and see little details and colors that the scans didn’t capture. I’m thinking of using a different service to do this. (Cord Camera was what I used.)
I found a link to North Coast photo services’ site, which advertises mail-order film processing. Here’s what they charge:
E6 35mm $8.25 Mounted or Un-mounted, included 2 line imprint.
Scans @ the time of processing
Enhanced scan $11.95 / roll 35mm & 120, double for 220.
Budget scan $5.49 / roll 35mm & 120, double for 220
This would, again, bring the total cost to around 20 dollars for ONE single roll of film to be processed. There has to be a cheaper way to do this.
The question is, what kind of scanners that one could purchase would be best suited to the task?