>>3918860>Who does better scans at similar rates? I've ordered from there a couple of times and the scans are usually fine, but some are bad.
Not very helpful in your situation anon, but nobody.
That's the answer; nobody will be able to deliver a result where *all* the frames on the roll, under different light etc., are good.
And the reason for that, is nobody is scanning and colour correcting manually. It's impossible to do so, for a price that would be even remotely close to affordable for a hobbyist. So you either do it yourself, or pay through the ass.
Some labs are to be avoided indeed. However don't sweat it, between the decent labs, they all pretty much use the same machines, running the same software and roughly the same settings (auto colour correction).
So as long as you're getting decent res, and it's a Noritsu or a Frontier machine, that's the top end you can have really. Some lab clerks don't know how to change settings in the machines, to get the highest res possible or .tiff files, or some might have cranked up the sharpening aeons ago when the technician set up the machine, and don't know how to change any of it.
But if you're getting decent res, or even .tiff files, just use the lab and don't bother searching for a better one, just save some money and get your own scanner eventually.
About resolutions with those machines, they can go up to 26MP - 64 base - roughly for the highend ones.
Though most labs don't know how to get the max res (or don't wanna bother) and many times give a "32 base" ~14MP file as their highest res option (for some older models this is the actual max), or even "16 base" 6MP files.