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B+W Film Developing In Berlin

Yes, it is true, I am traveling this time without my film developing kit and scanner….

So, does anyone know a good, cheap place to get your B+W film developed in Berlin, or a darkroom I could rent to do it myself?

Thank you!

by [a former member] at 2009-11-06 09:44:44 UTC East Berlin (DDR) , Germany | Bookmark | | Report spam→

The one place I know of is Pixel Grain, though I didn’t use them for black and white. They have a good staff and speak English but I don’t think they are too cheap. Might want to keep asking around, maybe someone on Rangefinder Forum will know of a better, cheaper place…

by [former member] | 06 Nov 2009 10:11 | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Thanks Damaso, I think I actually used Pixel Grain many years ago, they’re near Alexanderplatz….

I forgot to also ask, though, what is the best place maybe just to buy a photo developing tank and some chemistry? The B+H of Berlin, that is?

by [former member] | 06 Nov 2009 10:11 | East Berlin (DDR), Germany | | Report spam→
They actually have an outlet of Calumet in town:
Adresse: Lützowstrasse 37
10785 Berlin – Tiergarten

Telefon: +49 (0)30-257571-0

Fax: +49 (0)30-264 42 61

Öffnungszeiten: Mo – Fr 9.00 – 18.00 Sa 10.00 – 13.00

Email: berlin@calumetphoto.de

though oddly the one in Hamburg is much bigger. I don’t know if there is a bigger cheaper place in Berlin but these guys were very helpful and if they don’t have it they can get it for you in a day or two. I hope that helps…

by [former member] | 06 Nov 2009 11:11 | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→

Alte Schönhauserstrasse 32b-c
10119 Berlin | Germany
Telefon: +49 (0)30/28599081
MO-FR: 12-20 Uhr
SA: 12-18 Uhr

by Alex Magedler | 06 Nov 2009 12:11 | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
fast (2h hours) and professional, 6 Euro a film 35 mm bw development
closed on saturday but open on sunday!!!

Rosenstraße 16 | 17
D – 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sundays 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

by michael pfister | 06 Nov 2009 14:11 | Cologne, Germany | | Report spam→
Thank you, I went by Fotoimpex and picked up a “damaged” (except that it wasn’t) Holga for 3 Euros, a few rolls of the Czech FOMAPAN film, and some batteries. However, although they sell plastic Patterson developing tanks and reels, and Monochrom:


sells the metal tanks and reels, both kinds are OUTRAGEOUSLY EXPENSIVE!!!


has rental lab, I haven’t called them yet.

So I guess the next question: I found a cute little used photo shop on the Choriner Str., with lots of used Prakticas, Exas, and lots of other such wonderful detritus…(the kind of shop that is now almost extinct in NY and the USA)…

Such shops used to be all across Berlin…do y’all know of others? In Kreuzberg? Further east? More in still un-gentrified corners of Prenzlauer Berg?

by [former member] | 07 Nov 2009 08:11 | East Berlin (DDR), Germany | | Report spam→
Hello Alain,

call me under 0171-5244822 or local 4280 3812. I have a 40sm darkroom with whatever you need also a ATL 1000 for automatic developing.
For U free of charge. we just have to coordinate a bit as I have to process the film I brought from the OPTs yesterday.

Best Kai

by [former member] | 07 Nov 2009 08:11 | Berlin, Germany | | Report spam→
Alan,did U call me yesterday about 4pm? I picked the phone but than there was nobody there. I be at home most of the day will have a look for the “stones” around Brandenburg Gate.

Coffee? best kai

by [former member] | 08 Nov 2009 07:11 | Berlin, Germany | | Report spam→
Is it true that all, or nearly all, photo shops/labs in Germany that still sell film charge not only for the film itself but for the developing too? Thus leaving you no choice as to where you get it developed. I had my own film supply with me when I was there this summer, but a couple of places I checked in the south said that was the case in Germany. I also heard the same thing from a Belgian photog while he was visiting SE Asia.

by Nigel Amies | 16 Nov 2009 10:11 | Vientiane, Laos | | Report spam→
Hi Alan

Foto Impex, Alte Schönhauser Straße 32b
Development for one MF roll is about 4 €. With contact print about 9 €. They develop only B&W.

Hope this helps.

by Rene Sommer | 16 Nov 2009 10:11 | Rotterdam, Netherlands | | Report spam→
ASA 90: A helpful & professional & cheap place. They have their own darkroom attached.

tel: 030.6231001

by Isabell Zipfel | 16 Nov 2009 11:11 (ed. Nov 16 2009) | | Report spam→
Thank you to everyone, especially of course Kai!

by [former member] | 17 Nov 2009 01:11 | East Berlin (DDR), Germany | | Report spam→

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