I’ve recently started shooting on a Mamiya RB67 Pro-S medium format camera. It shoots on analog 120mm film, with illustrious names like Fujifilm Neopan Acros and Ilford HP5. For development, I started sending the films to Carmencita Film Lab in Spain. I had heard good things about them (better start with the best) and I liked the way they work remotely: you send your films through the post, your receive the scanned photos via Wetransfer and if you order prints, they’re sent via regular mail too. I prefer this to losing 2 hours to go into the center of Brussels to drop them off myself at Studio Baxton, and then another 2 hours to receive the scans on a CD. “On a CD?? Aren’t we in 2018?” I know.
Still, after my last batch of films to Span, I started calculating: 15€ for international registered mail, 16-19€ per film … Those prices easily add up to 2€ a photo or more. So I asked myself: Isn’t there a photolab in Belgium that also works the modern “remote” way and could do the work for less? Actually, after some email inquiries, there appear to be, only none of them advertise this on their website. So: here is the list of Belgian photo development and scanning labs, that can receive your films by regular mail and send you the scans via Wetransfer:
Remote analog film development in BelgiumPhoto development labs that can work 'remotely':
send films via regular mail, receive scans via email (Wetransfer)
|Studio Baxton||Oud Korenhuis 29, 1000 Brusselsemail@example.com||bank transfer||Wetransfer||prices|
|Laboriver||Rue du Midi 5, 000 Brusselsfirstname.lastname@example.org||?||Wetransfer||prices|
|Fotoshop Gent||Kasteellaan 421a, 9000 Gentemail@example.com||?||?||prices|
If there are labs that want to be included in this list, please contact me via email on firstname.lastname@example.org . Remark: I only include labs that do not require physical presence at the shop.