Why do Ilford Harman take so long with 120 film?
With the "dev the fim yourself" comments aside, can I ask what the score is with Ilford Harman Tech?
Let me say this - I have started to use Ilford Harman here in the UK for my B&W film developing, scanning and printing for about the last 8 months or so because I find their results to be outstanding and consistant. And their staff are always really helpful.
However, I sent 3 rolls of 120 to them 11 days ago for the first time (only found out they did 120 the other week so have only usedfor 35mm to date). I spoke to them a week ago yesterday (because they rang me to ask about the films I'd sent) and then again last Wednesday to enquire about progress when I was told "Ah yes. If they are roll films they'll pribably be done on Thursday or Friday". Today is Saturday and the postman has been and I still have no prints :-(
I don't mind really if it takes them a long time for a good reason, but compared to my other lab that I use for colour work, who turn round films of both type usually in less than 4 days (i.e. films posted on Monday, I get the prints back Wed or Thur at the latest), this seems an irritatingly long time. Does anone know why their 120 take so long (when I send them 35mm, they usually get that done in a few days)? Nearly two weeks for 3 rolls is pushing it a bit for my tollernace level.