crashthenet44 wrote in post #10435070
No experience with Sammy's, but I did just get my Provia 400x slides back from North Coast Photo.
I just had an order of slide & negative film processed with North Coast. I had my previous order processed through the Samy's I mentioned but went with North Coast this time because they had lower b+w processing costs.
Slides look good so far, but got them back unnumbered. I've never gotten slides back unnumbered (1-36). All of Dwayne's slides (last kodachrome processor) are numbered. Here is their reply:
Most professionals never have their slides numbered. The reason for this is the ability to edit the images before passing them onto their client. If numbers say 8, 12, & 28 are bad, you certainly do not want those to go to the client and if they are numbered that the client knows images are missing.
They must be in the 1980's because I don't know what kind of client would be asking for the photographer's original slides in 2010! The business world works in digital, but some photographers start their image with film.
I also asked my negative film to be cut, but they did not. Their excuse: cutting negatives costs extra (no where do they state that) but I asked for it to be cut. Now I have to cut 5 rolls myself hoping I don't mess up.
I probably won't use them again.