The Fox Darkroom is excited to share with you our passion for hands-on photographic development and printing. We are offering a lab service like no other in Melbourne, making sure that every roll of film receives the full attention it deserves. We provide easy access to individualised treatment for every roll or sheet of film. Make your images shine!
HOW TO ORDER
There are two ways to get your film to us:
ID-11 is our standard developer for a reason – it is one of the industry standards for all purpose film development. It ensures a great balance of fine grain, sharpness and even tonality which works brilliantly with all B&W films. ID-11 is a solvent, fine grain developer. We generally use this developer at Stock solution, although we can dilute 1+1 or 1+3 for controlled contrast (compensation) and sharper negatives with slightly more pronounced grain. The more dilution, the more exaggerated the above effects. Effects of dilution will vary across film stocks.
Rodinal is the oldest B&W negative processing solution still in regular use today. First developed in 1891 this developer is what you could call tried and tested, producing beautiful negatives for over a century. As a non-solvent developer it produces incredibly sharp negatives and a pronounced, yet tight grain structure that many photographers find very pleasing. We recommend Rodinal R09 to be used with low to medium speed films and especially recommend it’s use for 120 and 4×5 formats. Rodinal R09 can be diluted at 1:25 or 1:50, with the greater dilution producing increased acutance (sharpness), less contrast and less pronounced grain. Effects of dilution will vary across different film stocks.
whilst retaining shadow detail and improved edge sharpness at the expense of a small increase in apparent grain size.
Fox Darkroom is proud to announce the introduction of a C-41 developing service coming mid-2019, available for colour and black-and-white C-41 films up to 120 format. Our prices for this service are below:
35mm / 120:
Develop only: $6.50
Develop and Scan (hi-res jpeg): $12.50
Please note that push or pull processing is not available for this service. We process three times a week from Monday to Friday. Please allow 1-2 days turn-around time.
We offer 5 levels of scanning here at Fox. Low resolution JPEG scans are great for seeing the images from your roll, posting to social media and sharing with your friends. With our high resolution scans the options are immense, with four options for quality1. 2gb maximum file output (output will depend on film format) we can achieve digital enlargements to enormous degrees.
Making a darkroom enlargement is the natural final step after you have made great negative! Utilising our years of experience working under the red lights we can dodge, burn and tone a print to your specifications. We can offer custom prints from your favourite negatives on either Resin Coated or Fibre Based Ilford paper. Please see our section on contact prints for the differences between these two materials.
Here at The Fox Lab we are committed to developing your film to the highest quality possible. We work to a 3-5 day turn-around for hand-processed films to ensure each is given the attention it deserves. Thanks for choosing Fox!