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#1 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 03:46 AM

I looked up Film Plus in the Australian White Pages online and the closest matches I could find were Film Australia and Film Crew Victoria etc. Last time I searched for this business over two years ago on the same website, their name and details came up. Are they actually still in business?
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#2 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 04:15 AM

40 Punt Road
Windsor VIC 3181

(03) 95104640

Haven't dealt with them for a year or so, since they stopped processing reversal.
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#3 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:49 AM

Thankyou!

They stopped processing reversal? Damn, Ive just finished off some 16mm Tri-X.

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#4 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:02 PM

They might still do B+W reversal, but not VNF.
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#5 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 07:34 PM

Yea, I knew they not only stopped VNF processing but they threw their VNF machine out. I had one 16mm Ektachrome 7240 film developed by them a few years ago. Odd that they don't splice leaders onto the films.
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#6 Kim Sargenius

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:11 PM

I looked up Film Plus in the Australian White Pages

Are they actually still in business?



I haven't had any film go through there for quite a few years but I do know this - it's literally a garage setup, as in they operate out of their own garage.

Curious to know what your experiences have been like?


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#7 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:13 PM

Overall, the quality of their processing has been quite good - for both super 8 and 16mm. For 16mm, Ive had one Tri-X film and one Ektachrome 7240 film developed by them. And Ive also seen well over 40 Tri-X and Plus-X super 8 films screened at the Adelaide Fringe festival which were all developed by Film Plus. Though it would be nice if they spliced some film leader to the films they process.
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#8 Kim Sargenius

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:45 PM

Overall, the quality of their processing has been quite good - for both super 8 and 16mm.

Though it would be nice if they spliced some film leader to the films they process.



My experiences have been far more mixed - processing itself not too bad but turnaround times rather on the erratic side, though I guess beggars can't really be choosers, eh? :)


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#9 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:38 AM

Turn around times being erratic, eh? I'm still waiting for my latest Tri-X to come back. By the way, this Tri-X and the last Tri-X film I had developed by them are at least 15 years out of date. The previous one turned out mostly fine. So I'm guessing the current one should should be just as good.
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