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62 Albemarle Street
Williamstown North, VIC, 3016
Australia

Ikigai Camera - Buy Kodak, Fujifilm, Ilford, Polaroid and Cinestill 35mm, 120 and instant film direct from Melbourne, Australia. Film developing and scanning also available

FAQ

 

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What types of film do you process?

We develop C-41, E6 and black and white film in 35mm and 120.

E6 development is outsourced and scanned in-house. We drop our batches of E6 off every Thursday morning. 

What equipment and chemistry do you use to process film?

We use a Noritsu QSF-V30 film processor and  a Jobo ATL-3. 

For our C41 process we use genuine Kodak Flexicolor chemistry

For our Black & White process we use Kodak XTOL.

Do you run control strips?

Yes. We run Kodak control strips to constantly monitor the chemical and mechanical conditions of our equipment and to ensure our processes are within control.

Will you sleeve my negatives for me?

We will sleeve your negatives by default using Fujicolor archival sleeves, but if you prefer them to be uncut, let us know on your order form.

What is your turnaround time?

We aim to have all orders processed and scanned within 2-3 working days depending on our current volume. If you have a rush job, let us know on your order form. 

E6 turn around time is approximately 3-4 business days. We have our E6 processed every Thursday morning.

Do you offer push/pull/cross processing?

We do.

Please note, we currently only offer push/pull processing on black and white film.

If you'd like your film cross processed, please let us know on the order form under advanced options.

What do you use to scan film?

We use a Fuji Frontier SP 3000, Noritsu LS-600 and a Noritsu HS-1800. You can learn about the differences between Fuji and Noritsu scans here.

 

 

What is the difference between standard scans and high resolution scans?

We have two tiers for resolution.

Standard (8") and Large (12"-16")

Standard is a great option for small-medium prints or web use. 

Our high resolution option is better for large prints or if you just want the maximum our scanners are capable of. 

For 35mm, our standard scans are approximately 2000x3000 and our large scans are approximately 3600x5400 (4450x6770 for Noritsu)

Do you scan Xpan frames?

We sure do! Our Noritsu scanners are capable of huge resolution on Xpan frames. We can scan up to 12297px on the long edge!