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Mar 04, 2009 12:44 |  #1

There, that is the question: Does Anyone Know Of A Service to Convert Digital to Film?

I have access to a full silver darkroom for free (well, ridiculously cheap - $36.00 per year). HOWEVER, I have no negatives. Does anyone have any experience with some type of service that will convert digital to 35mm negatives suitable for putting in an enlarger?

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Mar 04, 2009 14:59 |  #2

I think everybody is going the other way. You could certainly do the conversion yourself by erecting a stand for prints and using a tripod. This seem pointless to me, though I would be glad to do it for you in exchange for hard cash. :)
If I were you, I would save the annual fee and work to achieve the results I desired digitally. Or......shoot film.
I know of no direct conversion apparatus. (that doesn't mean it doesn't exist)
Printing and shooting the print with film will involve loss of data and may result in other problems.


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Mar 04, 2009 21:36 |  #3

poloman wrote in post #7454549 (external link)
If I were you, I would save the annual fee and work to achieve the results I desired digitally....Printing and shooting the print with film will involve loss of data and may result in other problems.

The desired result is a silver halide emulsion based print. There is a visual and tactile difference to the image being in the paper (in the case of emulsion), compared to on the paper (in the case of the ink print).

Perhaps I didn't choose the right words for what I am asking, I don't want to photograph (or even scan) an ink print. THAT would, as you say, involve loss of data. I am wanting a direct digital to film. I can process and do my mono conversion in PS, then invert the values. At that point, I would need that converted to a film negative, to take into the darkroom to create the final product, a silver print.

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Mar 04, 2009 21:38 |  #4

I understood you....I just don't think anyone is doing it. I did find a few that are moving video to film..


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Mar 05, 2009 01:24 as a reply to  @ poloman's post |  #5

I've heard of digital to slide film. Sorry, too long ago to remember where. But never to a negative. Doubt you will find that.


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Mar 05, 2009 05:58 as a reply to  @ Bodog's post |  #6

I am not sure of any service, but some folks have used inkjet printers to make transparencies that can then be used for contact prints, I believe. As I have never worked in the darkroom, I am not sure what is all involved.

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Mar 05, 2009 12:00 |  #7

http://www.slides.com/ (external link) will get you from digital to slides. Don't know about negatives.


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Mar 05, 2009 12:28 |  #8

Bodog wrote in post #7458170 (external link)
I've heard of digital to slide film...Doubt you will find that.

Titus213 wrote in post #7460674 (external link)
http://www.slides.com/ (external link) will get you from digital to slides. Don't know about negatives.

I can easily invert the values in PS, the hard part would be getting something to put in the enlarger! Thanks Titus, I will look that up.

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Mar 05, 2009 12:28 |  #9

sjones wrote in post #7458820 (external link)
I am not sure of any service, but some folks have used inkjet printers to make transparencies that can then be used for contact prints, I believe. As I have never worked in the darkroom, I am not sure what is all involved.

More info at:

http://www.danburkhold​er.com …/book_info_main​_page1.htm (external link)

Though not what I was looking for, this seems promising in its own right. Thanks.

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Mar 05, 2009 12:31 |  #10

Probably not much help to you in the US but Firstcall Photographic do it in the UK.

http://www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk …/processing-services.html (external link)


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Mar 05, 2009 16:52 |  #11

My local pro lab can shoot out to slide as well.

Ilford (external link) apparently prints files to real (silver gelatin) B&W photo paper.


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Mar 06, 2009 09:36 |  #12

Stumbled across this site: http://www.colorslide.​com/prices.html (external link)

Their price list includes digital to color or b/w film negatives, so that implies they do what you want.


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