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    "We proccess film" is becoming a rare sign

    I haven't seen one lately.
    http://makingKodakFilm.com
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    That's awesome. Glad to see it.

    I was recently in Newport (Rhode Island) and delighted at seeing a sign that read, "Camera Film."

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    Maybe I will stick one on my front door...
    * Just because your eyes are closed, doesn't mean the lights in the darkroom are off. *
    * When the film you put in the camera is worth more than the camera you put the film in... *
    * When I started using 8x10, it amazed me how many shots were close to the car. *

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    When in Caernarvon earlier this year I took a shot of a touristy shop that still had a large, old sign above the door saying simply "Films". I had it in mind to take such photos whenever I see them but I haven't seen any others since.
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    I posted that (same or similar) several months ago. Our Walgreen's is proud to announce that they still process film... and have been doing such advertisement for the past 8 months or so.
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    They process instant cameras! Does that mean disposables? And "rolled film"?? I am assuming these terms are some of the differences between US and UK english (I am British btw) otherwise it would not inspire confidence in the processing service

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    Martin... I suspect that the message writer is neither American nor British in origin. By "rolled" they mean 35mm cassette and by "instant" they indeed mean disposable. When one lives in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual society then one needs to be a bit forgiving with regard to language skills. ... and add to that "multi-generational"... in many camera stores today they've only "heard about" film before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    When one lives in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual society then one needs to be a bit forgiving with regard to language skills. ... and add to that "multi-generational"...
    Add to that the fact that a great number of native-born, English-as-a-first-language people can not spell, punctuate, or assemble a sentence correctly.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Oh, fair enough. Through the ambiguity I was wildly optimistic that they had a machine for 120 too. The last place I saw a one-hour type place that did 120 as well as 135 was in Arles - and they did an extremely good job too.

    Slightly connected, I went to the local supermarket (in my medium sized town 160k people) and heard the cashier slip in to English to another customer. I asked about that (in Dutch of course) and she said that to work on the till you had to speak at least Dutch, German and English . . . I was surprised somewhat!

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