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Posted by Gary Schreffler (Member # 5945) on September 24, 2018, 08:46 PM:
First, mea culpa if this exists elsewhere. I came across some 8mm films that were shot in the early 1980's, but never processed/developed. Does anyone still develop 8mm films?
Posted by Evan Samaras (Member # 5070) on September 24, 2018, 09:24 PM:
Hey Gary!

Yes, there are a number of places that can develop for you. However, that also depends on the kind of film stock and process that it needs. What kind of film stock is it?
Posted by Gary Schreffler (Member # 5945) on September 26, 2018, 11:04 AM:

Sorry for the delay in answering!! It is Kodak type G Ektachrome 160 movie film.

That is exactly as printed on the film cassette.
Posted by Evan Samaras (Member # 5070) on September 26, 2018, 01:01 PM:

Unfortunately the process for which the Type G ektachrome needs to be developed is not common anymore. There will be a limited amount of places that will develop it for you, and even that may be cross processed, and you may need to have it scanned to view it properly in case its developed as a negative. A quick search brought me to rocky Mountain Film Lab, but it looks like the cost is nearly $50 per roll before scanning!

Pro 8mm will do it, but they will process it as b&w, and include scanning at a price of $115 per roll. There may be a few other places out there, I suggest you make some google searches and place some calls to make sure they will do it, and verify the price!

It can be done, but it won't be cheap.
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on September 27, 2018, 09:50 PM:
Gary, if you choose to go with one of those options, I'd encourage you to send only one roll and cold store the others. There's a strong possibility no image can be recovered after all these years, but you won't know until you try!
Posted by Gary Schreffler (Member # 5945) on September 30, 2018, 06:26 PM:
Evan, thanks for the info. I have been Googling, calling, etc. down to the same you mentioned at $45.

Bill, my plan exactly. Thanks.

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