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Afternoon Portrait in Early Spring Light. Hamburg 2014 #believeinfilm
Nikon F2 Photomic Nikkor 85mm 1:2 (Ai) on new Kodak Portra 400 @200 developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

Afternoon Portrait in Early Spring Light. Hamburg 2014 #believeinfilm

Nikon F2 Photomic Nikkor 85mm 1:2 (Ai) on new Kodak Portra 400 @200 developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

asks:
FINDLab is your preferred processor and scanner for C41 like Portra and BW400CN?

Hey,

I’ve been using FINDLab, USA for like a year now and I am amazed and very happy with their service.

What I like most is their dedicated color correction by real persons, feedback included (The last order had even the „master“ Jon Canlas himself preparing the images and I got some great tips for free!).

The prices are quite good too, especially compared to Germany where I’d typically would pay double - without color correction! FINDLab does send the negatives back in bunches so I save a LOT on mail. That was the main reason why I stopped using RPL.

Only thing I will have to ask in view of my last order is the color range they use and about embedding of a proper profile. Things look great on my profiled monitor (MBP Retina 15”) but my lowly printer is acting up and producing quite a different output.

I do my own B&W processing and scanning and do not use C41-based B&W (have in the past though), 100% Tri-X 400 @400 and various other speeds (processed in Spur HCD new). Note, I am an amateur, occasionally dabbling with doing some stuff for expenses in a friends & community context. So the amount of film used (I shoot 100% analog) is much lower than for any pro… if they do analog.

Portrait. February 2014 #believeinfilm
Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:3.5 f=150mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

Portrait. February 2014 #believeinfilm

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:3.5 f=150mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

Rockstar (II). February 2014 #believeinfilm
Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:2.8 f=75mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200 developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

Rockstar (II). February 2014 #believeinfilm

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:2.8 f=75mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200 developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

Portrait. February 2014 #believeinfilm
Another one from the series. Added some lil’ definition, otherwise straight scan from FINDLab, USA.
Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:3.5 f=150mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

Portrait. February 2014 #believeinfilm

Another one from the series. Added some lil’ definition, otherwise straight scan from FINDLab, USA.

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:3.5 f=150mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

portrait-photographers:

Portrait. January 2014 #believeinfilm
Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:3.5 f=150mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200 developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.
Part of a series of portraits I shot for a photo wall of staff at my son’s elementary school. Portra is unbelievable. Straight scan, no editing watermark added. The processing of FINDLab is incredible!
I am an amateur photographer living in Hamburg, Germany. I shoot analog, only, with 35mm (Nikon F2 Photomic, Nikon FT2 as backup) and medium format (Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645)), on Kodak stock (Tri-X 400 usually in Spur HCD-new and Portra  160, 400 and 800). I thrive to document the life around me which – due to available time – is predominantly my family and children, their friends and relations, activities in day care, playgrounds and school. So one could say I focus on people and the images of them. I have dabbled a bit with landscape photography but living in a big city the former is easier – and always changing offering new perspectives and ways to see them. Still need to keep working on them and my ability to openly approach people (I donot do street of „candid“) to get them featured.
http://rlfsoso.tumblr.com/  

Hey, got featured! Thanks a bunch!

portrait-photographers:

Portrait. January 2014 #believeinfilm

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:3.5 f=150mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200 developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

Part of a series of portraits I shot for a photo wall of staff at my son’s elementary school. Portra is unbelievable. Straight scan, no editing watermark added. The processing of FINDLab is incredible!

I am an amateur photographer living in Hamburg, Germany. I shoot analog, only, with 35mm (Nikon F2 Photomic, Nikon FT2 as backup) and medium format (Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645)), on Kodak stock (Tri-X 400 usually in Spur HCD-new and Portra  160, 400 and 800). I thrive to document the life around me which – due to available time – is predominantly my family and children, their friends and relations, activities in day care, playgrounds and school. So one could say I focus on people and the images of them. I have dabbled a bit with landscape photography but living in a big city the former is easier – and always changing offering new perspectives and ways to see them. Still need to keep working on them and my ability to openly approach people (I donot do street of „candid“) to get them featured.

http://rlfsoso.tumblr.com/  

Hey, got featured! Thanks a bunch!

LOVE this one - the color! The smile!!

thank You! Color: courtesy of Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA

Portrait. August 2013 #believeinfilm
Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:3.5 f=150mm on Tri-X 400 developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA. 
Part of a series of portraits shot for a photo wall of staff at my son’s elementary school. +
This is in black & white actually by mistake… I reloaded a yellow roll and – took some Tri-X 400 instead of more Portra 160. Didn’t notice until ist was already at FINDLab and processed there. Quite a bit different processing than I’d normally do. Besides developing in HCD (HCD-S and HCD 2) usually which gives a nice grain and a lot of micro contrast and delivers still fine shades of grey (look for examples on my blog) I then scan very softly to shape things up in Aperture later (0.1 definition, auto curves). Anyway, nice portrait in my opinion. had to be redone in color later which you will see some time later.

Portrait. August 2013 #believeinfilm

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:3.5 f=150mm on Tri-X 400 developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA. 

Part of a series of portraits shot for a photo wall of staff at my son’s elementary school. +

This is in black & white actually by mistake… I reloaded a yellow roll and – took some Tri-X 400 instead of more Portra 160. Didn’t notice until ist was already at FINDLab and processed there. Quite a bit different processing than I’d normally do. Besides developing in HCD (HCD-S and HCD 2) usually which gives a nice grain and a lot of micro contrast and delivers still fine shades of grey (look for examples on my blog) I then scan very softly to shape things up in Aperture later (0.1 definition, auto curves). Anyway, nice portrait in my opinion. had to be redone in color later which you will see some time later.