places, films

Bangkok Film Labs: The List

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2018 is really the year film photography makes a comeback. And it’s true for Bangkok too, which is great news for analog shooters like me. New film labs keep popping up around town I can’t even keep up at this point. So I thought I should try to compile a list and compare their services and prices, just for my own reference and just in case you’re in Bangkok and looking to get your films developed.

(All prices are in Thai Baht. Last updated October 2018)

ปี 2018 ดูจะเป็นปีที่การถ่ายภาพฟิล์มกลับมาบูมจริงๆ เห็นได้ชัดเลยเพราะในกรุงเทพฯ มีร้านล้างฟิล์ม ล้างรูป เกิดใหม่ขึ้นมาเยอะมาก ตอนนี้ตามไม่ทันแล้ว เลยคิดว่าได้เวลารวบรวมราคาและบริการล้างฟิล์มในกรุงเทพฯ เอาไว้ เพื่อตัวเองด้วย และเผื่อใครที่กำลังสนใจถ่ายรูปฟิล์มแล้วยังไม่รู้ว่าจะไปล้างกันที่ไหน ที่จริงก็ทำเผื่อตัวเองด้วย

(ราคาที่ระบุไว้ทั้งหมดเป็นบาท อัพเดทล่าสุด ตุลาคม 2018)


Sukhumvit สุขุมวิท

Airlab

facebook.com/airlabbkk | BTS On Nut | Location Map: Sukhumvit 81

You can drop in in person or send it via mail. The turnaround time for development only for C41 is about an hour. Airlab is also a nice little spot to hang out even if you’re not planning to get films developed. Read my writeup about it here.

Services

C41/Color

B&W

35 120 35 120
Dev only 70 70 120 140
Dev + Scan 150 150 200 220
Scan only (3614 x 2409px, JPG)
100
Push/Pull (per stop)
40
Local postage service
80 for 1-5 rolls
100 for 6-10 rolls
150 for 10+ rolls
Digital file upload
30 baht for first 3 rolls additional 10 baht per roll

IQ Lab

iqlab.co.th | BTS Saladaeng/MRT Silom and BTS Ekamai | Location Map: Silom, Ekamai

This is a professional lab, they also do 220, 4x5 and larger negatives, but they only develop black and white. There are two branches, one in Silom and one in Ekamai. If you’re looking to print, here’s the best place to do so.

Services

B&W

35 120 220 4x5 8x10
Dev only 160 160 360 120 480
Dev + Scan 490 380 740 180 800
Scan only
(TIFF)
350 250 450 100 500
Push/Pull (per stop)
20
Local postage service
N/A
Digital file upload
Free

Rollover Film Lab

facebook.com/rolloverfilmlab | BTS On Nut | Location Map: Sukhumvit 54

A film lab specializing in black and white film photography. The lab also hosts film developing and darkroom classes.

Services

B&W

35 120
Dev only 100 120
Dev + Scan (High resolution) 300 300
Scan only
(TIFF)
10 baht / frame
250 baht / roll
Push/Pull (per stop)
10
Local postage service
N/A
Digital file upload
Free

What The Film

facebook.com/WhatTheFilmLab | BTS Phrom Phong | Location Map: Sukhumvit 26

A new Sukhumvit lab run by a respected analog photographer, near K-Village.

Services

C41 /Color

B&W

35 120 35 120
Dev + Scan
(2700 x 1850px, JPG)
150 150 220 240
Dev + Scan (Hi-res, 5300 x 3500px, JPG) 250 250 320 340
Push/Pull (per stop)
30
Local postage service
N/A
Digital file upload
Free

Siam/Sam Yan สยาม/สามย่าน

Lert’s

facebook.com/lerts.bkk | BTS National Stadium | Location Map: Kasem San 1

Lert’s develop and scan service turn around time is within one day. You can drop by in person or mail it in. It’s conveniently located near MBK. See my blog about it here.

Services

C41 /Color

B&W

35 120 35 120
Dev only 100 100 160 200
Dev + Scan 160 (M scans)
260 (L)
300 (XL)
160 (S)
200 (M)
280 (L)
220 (M)
320 (L)
360 (XL)
240 (S)
280 (M)
340 (L)
Scan only 120 (M scans)
200 (L)
240 (XL)
160 (M scans)
200 (L)
120 (M scans)
200 (L)
240 (XL)
160 (M scans)
200 (L)
Push/Pull (per stop)
50
Local postage service
100 for 1-5 rolls
150 for 6-10 rolls
Digital file upload
Free (M scans for 35mm and S scans for 120)

Scan resolutions are as follows:

  • For 35mm

    • M (2751x1866px, JPG)

    • L (4299x2881px, JPG)

    • XL (5444x3649px, JPG)

  • For 120

    • S (2433x2433px, JPG)

    • M (2988x2988px, JPG)

    • L (3637x3637px, JPG)

XANAP Film Lab

facebook.com/xanap.filmlab | MRT Sam Yan | Location Map: Chula Soi 15

A new film lab catered to university students nearby.

Services

C41 /Color

B&W

35 120 35 120
Dev only 100 100 200 200
Dev + Scan (S) 150 150 250 250
Dev + Scan (L) 250 250 350 350
Scan only 100 (S)
200 (L)
100 (S)
200 (L)
100 (S)
200 (L)
100 (S)
200 (L)
Push/Pull (per stop)
N/A
Local postage service
N/A/
Digital file upload
Free

Turn around time is 1 day.


Charoen Krung เจริญกรุง

Patani Studio

facebook.com/patanistudio | MRT Hua Lamphong | Location Map: Soi Nana

If there was such a thing as an artisanal film lab, this would be it. Located in the new hipster hood of Chinatown’s Soi Nana, it’s known for high quality service, all manually done by the owner himself. And they do slide films.

Services

C41 and B&W

E6 /Slide

35 120 4x5 35 120 4x5
Dev only (one shot) 150 150 120 250 250 200
Scan only (3000 x 2000px, TIFF) 200 200 N/A 200 200 N/A
Push/Pull (per stop)
50
Local postage service
N/A
Digital file upload
N/A

Their darkroom is also available for rent at 2,000 baht for 8 hours.


Ladprao/Chatuchak ลาดพร้าว/จตุจักร

A&B Photo Lab

facebook.com/ABdigitallab | MRT Phahonyothin | Location Map: Phahonyothin Road

Another local favorite for its affordable prices. This is also the cheapest place to buy film in the city (besides online of course).

Services

C41 /Color

B&W

E6 /Slide

35 120 35 120 35 120
Dev + Scan 100 120 140 190 250 250
Dev only 50 50 90 90 N/A N/A
Scan only 50 100 50 100 100 100
Push/Pull (per stop)
20
Local postage service
60
Digital file upload
Free

Luck Room

facebook.com/luckanalog | MRT Ladprao | Location Map: Ladprao 18

A new lab in Ladprao, an area already well-known among film photographers in Bangkok.

Services

C41 /Color

B&W

E6 /Slide

35 120 35 120 35 120
Dev only 100 100 170 190 300 300
Dev + Scan (2751 x 1866px, JPG) 120 120 220 240 350 350
Dev + Scan (5444 x 3649px, JPG) 220 220 320 340 450 450
Scan only
100
Push/Pull (per stop)
30
N/A N/A
Local postage service
60
Digital file upload
Free

Photo City

facebook.com/photocityladphrao | MRT Phahonyothin | Location Map: Phahonyothin Road

The go-to lab for film photography students for its affordable prices. It’s also the cheapest place to buy films and chemicals in Bangkok (other than online of course).

Ser vices

C41 /Color

B&W

E6 /Slide

35 110 /120 220 35 110 /120 220 35 /110 /120 220
Dev only 50 50 100 90 90 180 150 300
Scan only 50 100 200 50 100 200 100 200
Push /Pull (per stop)
20
Local postage service
70
Digital file upload
Free

Positive Lab+ by Neno

facebook.com/ByNenoCamera | Location Map: Ladprao 80

This one is a cult favorite in Ladprao, known for affordable prices and friendly service.

Services

C41/Color

B&W

35 120 35 120
Dev only 120 120 120 160
Dev + Scan
(2751 x 1866px, JPG)
150 150 220 240
Scan only (Hi-res, 5444 x 3649px, JPG)
200
Push/Pull (per stop)
30
Local postage service
80
Digital file upload
Free

Rama 9 พระราม 9

Nine Billion Ram

facebook.com/ninebillion | MRT Praram 9 | Location Map: Fortune Town

A film lab located inside Fortune Town building in Rama 9.

Services

C41 /Color

B&W

E6 /Slide

Movie Film

35 120 35 /120 35 /120 35 /120
Dev only 60 80 140 250 150
Scan only
  • S (1512 x 1002px, TIFF)
  • M (3024 x 2005px, TIFF)
  • L (6048 x 4011px, TIFF)

  • 100

    200

    300
    Push /Pull (per stop)
    30
    Local postage service
    Starting at 50 baht
    Digital file upload
    Free

    Outer Bangkok รอบนอก

    Husband and Wife

    husbandandwifeshop.com | Location Map: Chaengwattana-Pakkred 29

    The lab and store is located in the outskirt of Bangkok, unless you live around there, it may be easier to mail in your rolls or use a messenger service. The prices are reasonable and they offer TIFF scans, which is rare. See my review of the shop here.

    Services

    C41 /Color

    B&W

    35 120 35 120
    Dev only 80 80 150 150
    Dev + Scan 180 (Eco JPG)
    230 (Eco TIFF)
    280 (Hi-res JPG)
    330 (Hi-res TIFF)
    180 (Eco JPG)
    230 (Eco TIFF)
    280 (Hi-res JPG)
    330 (Hi-res TIFF)
    250 (Eco JPG)
    300 (Eco TIFF)
    350 (Hi-res JPG)
    400 (Hi-res TIFF)
    250 (Eco JPG)
    300 (Eco TIFF)
    350 (Hi-res JPG)
    400 (Hi-res TIFF)
    Scan only 150 (Eco JPG)
    200 (Eco TIFF)
    250 (Hi-res JPG)
    300 (Hi-res TIFF)
    170 (Eco JPG)
    220 (Eco TIFF)
    270 (Hi-res JPG)
    320 (Hi-res TIFF)
    150 (Eco JPG)
    200 (Eco TIFF)
    250 (Hi-res JPG)
    300 (Hi-res TIFF)
    170 (Eco JPG)
    220 (Eco TIFF)
    270 (Hi-res JPG)
    320 (Hi-res TIFF)
    Push/Pull (per stop)
    30
    Local postage service
    Starting at 45 baht
    Digital file upload
    Free

    Scan resolutions:

    • For 35mm

      • Eco JPG = 3200x2100px

      • Eco TIFF = 3200x2100px

      • Hi-Res JPG = 6800x4500px

      • Hi-Res TIFF = 6800x4500px

    • For 120

      • Eco JPG = 2400x2400px

      • Eco TIFF = 2400x2400px

      • Hi-Res JPG = 5000x5000px

      • Hi-Res TIFF = 5000x5000px

    Kong Film

    facebook.com/Kongfilm | Location Map: Ladkrabang 13/3

    A small film lab by an establish online used film camera shop.

    Services

    C41 /Color

    B&W

    35 120 35 120
    Dev + Scan 100 190 150 190
    Push/Pull (per stop)
    N/A
    Local postage service
    Depending on distance
    Digital file upload
    Free

    Thonburi ฝั่งธน

    Unknown Film

    facebook.com/UnknowmFilm | Location Map: Itsaraphap 24

    For those living on the other side of the river.

    Services

    C41 /Color

    B&W

    35 120 35 120
    Dev + Scan
    (2751 x 1866px JPG)
    150 150 240 260
    Dev + Scan
    (5444 x 3689px JPG)
    250 250 340 360
    Push/Pull (per stop)
    N/A
    Local postage service
    N/A
    Digital file upload
    Free

    Online Only ออนไลน์

    Raan Charm Lab

    facebook.com/raancharmlab | Online only

    A small lab, a project by a known analog camera store.

    Services

    C41 /Color

    B&W

    Movie Film

    35 120 35 120 35
    Dev + Scan 100 150 150 190 150
    Scan only
    (Hi-res, 4499 x 3035px, JPG)

    150 baht per roll
    Push/Pull (per stop)
    20
    Local postage service
    60
    Digital file upload
    Free

    Filmdomlab

    filmdomlab.com | Online only

    A film developing service that only accepts order online.

    Services

    C41 /Color

    B&W

    E6 /Slide

    35 120 35 120 35 120
    Dev only 120 170 220 270 350 420
    Dev + Scan
  • S scans
  • M
  • L
  • TIFF

  • 270
    320
    370
    470

    320
    370
    420
    520

    370
    420
    470
    570

    420
    470
    520
    620

    500
    550
    600
    700

    570
    620
    670
    N/A
    Scan only
  • S scans
  • M
  • L
  • TIFF

  • 180
    230
    280
    380
    Push/Pull (per stop)
    N/A
    Local postage service
    50
    Digital file upload
    Free

    Scan resolutions:

    • S = 3 megapixels

    • M = 6 megapixels

    • L = 12 megapixels

    • TIFF = uncompressed