Boston (Cambridge) Labs? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Over the last year, I've become very spoiled having Ivey Seright (in Seattle) a few blocks from my home.

Now, I'm living in Cambridge, MA, and I would like to find an excellent lab preferably in Cambridge. If there's nothing in Cambridge, the general Boston area would also work.

I shoot 35mm and 4x5, B&W and E-6.

Thanks, Nathaniel

-- Nathaniel Paust (, September 04, 2001


Forget about Cambridge you ccould try "Spectrum" in Boston but the best E-6/C-41 processing I've found is at "Color Services" at 120 Hampton Ave. Needham 781-444-5101. They do charge premium prices but the service is top notch, they do offer a drop off /pick up service.


-- Dermot Conlan (, September 04, 2001.

Just to add to my question: I just dropped some film off at Boston Photo and was a tad underimpressed. I'm really looking for a place that has sorting tables and lightboxes and isn't just a hole in the wall.

-- Nathaniel Paust (, September 04, 2001.

I use Zona and have been very pleased thus far ( 1.5 years ). They are a pro lab in Cambridge and they charge for their services at a reasonable rate. Phone# 617 864 8747.

-- Keith Baker (, September 04, 2001.

Ah, Zona yes be sure you do not shoot nudes they reported a local photographer to the police several years ago for sending in fine art nudes they though were offensive.

-- Dermot Conlan (, September 05, 2001.

I have tried all the labs and have always gone back to Dorian Color Lab in Arlington. Over the years they have been the most consistent and now they are a "Commercial" lab. I trust no one but them! Cheers, Scott

-- Scott Walton (, September 05, 2001.

Panopticon on Moody Street in Waltham is excellent for B&W. They also frame photos for a very reasonable price. And while you are there, you get to see the photographs of Bradford Washburn, the great aerial LF photographer of mountains.

-- Burke Griggs (, September 07, 2001.

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