Jump to content


Photo

Single8 processing


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Geoff Howell

Geoff Howell
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 168 posts
  • Other

Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:14 PM

Dose anyone know if Retro Enterprises in Tokyo is still in business?

Also, are there any other labs that can process r25n and rt200n?

thanks inadvance
  • 0

#2 Andries Molenaar

Andries Molenaar
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 671 posts
  • Industry Rep
  • Amsterdam

Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:15 AM

Call them and ask? Mr Tak speaks english. FFR is still selling and they use Retro8 for processing.
Retro8 send film to Fuji and does in house processing for E6

Super8.nl does one off processing.
Possibly nanolab in Australia does processing on request, just check.

Edited by Andries Molenaar, 20 February 2010 - 03:16 AM.

  • 0

#3 Michael Waite

Michael Waite
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 71 posts
  • Other
  • Sydney, Australia

Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:22 AM

Retro is still in business, I bought 5 rolls of 25 from him last week. Delivery was very fast. I didn't email him, I just sent the money by paypal & included a message confirming what I wanted. I'll be sending the 5 rolls back to him on Monday for processing.
A year or so back i also bought some camera bits from him, a viewfinder cup for a Fujica Z800 & some other part. Prices were reasonable & he was easy to deal with.
The R25N film looks beautiful, a real 1970s look. I put some on youtube but their processing desaturated the colour to an extent that dosn't make it worth using as an example.
  • 0

#4 Geoff Howell

Geoff Howell
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 168 posts
  • Other

Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:05 PM

Thanks.
I emailed Super8.nl and was told that all r25n and rt200n needs to go to Japan.

Ever since Fuji stopped supporting single8 Retro8 has been doing all my processing; however I have never ever sent them film directly in the post, It's always ether been sent through a third company like the Wide-screen Centre (a service that they no longer offer) or I have dropped it off in person.

I've emailed them twice to ask about prices and had no reply and I don't want to send the film in the post unannounced for a number of reasons (and I've found this can really piss some labs off!)

All this has got me feeling very pessimistic about any future use of single8. I'll give Nanolab a try but so far the general consensus seems to be that you need specialist machinery to deal with the Fuji stock; this isn't down to the chemistry or the cartridge design but some kind of rem-jet backing which prohibits It being processed in the regular machines.

Having said that, from what I understand there are any number of places that can handle the fancy new Cinevia stock but for me the whole appeal of single8 was r25n which I'll miss far more than K40 :(

Thanks again
  • 0

#5 Andries Molenaar

Andries Molenaar
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 671 posts
  • Industry Rep
  • Amsterdam

Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:50 PM

In EU then check with http://www.ffr-film....enterprise/home
They are actively reselling single-8 from Retro8 and I know they answer email :)


BTW Maybe your emails are filtered out at the Japan end. Happens everywhere.
Also the webshops get swamped with email and owners get behind on handling.

Edited by Andries Molenaar, 20 February 2010 - 04:54 PM.

  • 0


FJS International, LLC

Abel Cine

Visual Products

Willys Widgets

Paralinx LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Wooden Camera

Glidecam

CineLab

Technodolly

Tai Audio

The Slider

CineTape

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Opal

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Metropolis Post

Aerial Filmworks

rebotnix Technologies

Ritter Battery

Glidecam

Metropolis Post

Visual Products

Willys Widgets

FJS International, LLC

Technodolly

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Paralinx LLC

rebotnix Technologies

CineLab

Aerial Filmworks

Opal

Wooden Camera

Abel Cine

Tai Audio

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

The Slider

CineTape

Rig Wheels Passport