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Hi,
I would like to send my 1st roll of Kodak Portra 400 for processing. Could anyone advise me on how to determine what a good lab is? Is there a difference if Kodak films are processed at Fuji labs?
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C41 is a standardized process. And most labs should be using machines to do the processing for them, especially for roll film. So it shouldn't really matter which lab you send it to.

That being said, some labs take better care of their machines and have more competent employees operating them than others. So there will likely be differences between labs.

I would try to find a lab close to you. I get all of my color roll film developed by my nearest local lab. They are cheaper (due to shipping costs) than sending it out to some place online. They also do an excellent job. I still have to send out my sheet film (local lab doesn't process them), which I'm currently trying various other labs to find the best one because the one I had been using just doesn't do a good job on sheet film. But I would try local labs first, and see how they do. You might have to try several out before you find one that meets your needs.
 

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When I have less than 12 to 16 rolls I send my film to a lab for processing and printing.
 
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C41 is a standardized process. And most labs should be using machines to do the processing for them, especially for roll film. So it shouldn't really matter which lab you send it to.

That being said, some labs take better care of their machines and have more competent employees operating them than others. So there will likely be differences between labs.

I would try to find a lab close to you. I get all of my color roll film developed by my nearest local lab. They are cheaper (due to shipping costs) than sending it out to some place online. They also do an excellent job. I still have to send out my sheet film (local lab doesn't process them), which I'm currently trying various other labs to find the best one because the one I had been using just doesn't do a good job on sheet film. But I would try local labs first, and see how they do. You might have to try several out before you find one that meets your needs.

Thanks for the good advice, Jim. I'm a little more assured about sending it to a lab now. There are very few labs operating in my area these days.
 
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