When it comes to developing film, there are two options available: sending it to a lab or processing it yourself at home. While both options have their own set of pros and cons, there are several reasons why getting film processed at a lab is the better choice.


First, labs have the necessary equipment and expertise to properly develop film. They have specialized film processing machines and chemicals that are calibrated to ensure that your film is developed to the highest standards. Indisposable uses a Noritsu V30 that uses a replenishment system to ensure that the working tanks stay seasoned and yield consistent results. This means that your images will be clearer, with more accurate colors and better contrast. In contrast, home processing can lead to inconsistencies in the development process, resulting in less than optimal images.

Second, labs have the ability to handle a wide range of film types and formats. Indisposable is able to handle different types of processing, such as color, black and white, E6, ECN-2, and sheet film up to 8x10. This gives you a wider range of options for your images, and the ability to experiment with different looks and effects.

Labs offer a level of convenience that you simply can't get from home processing. You can send off your film and have it developed in a matter of days, with no need to worry about setting up and cleaning a darkroom, or having to purchase and store large quantities of chemicals. This can save you a lot of time and effort, and allows you to focus on the creative side of photography.

Another advantage of getting film processed at a lab is the ability to make prints or scans of your images. Labs have the equipment to make high-quality prints or scans of your negatives, which can be a great way to share your images with friends and family, or to create a physical copy of your work. This is particularly useful for photographers who are looking to create a portfolio or to sell their work. This is made possible using commercial scanners such as the HS1800. An industry standard when it comes to efficient and high output scanners. This also allows your negatives to be converted into a digital image that can be easily shared.

In conclusion, getting film processed at a lab is the better choice for photographers who value high-quality images, a wide range of options, convenience, and environmental sustainability. With the expertise and equipment of a lab, your images will be developed to the highest standards, with the added benefit of a second set of eyes on your images, ability to make prints and scans and reducing the environmental impact. It may cost more than processing it yourself at home but in the long run, it's worth the investment.