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    35mm panorama processing at Walmart (U.S.)

    I was in a local Walmart this morning and inquired about 35mm panoramic processing, as I have a new Holga 135 Panorama camera which I have yet to use.

    The clerk indicated she believes they could do it, as I indicated how large the individual prints might be.

    Has anyone actually had 35mm panorama processed/printed at Walmart in the U.S and if so, how did the processing/prints come out?
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    I've never used WalMart because although they had twice a week pickup, they destroy the negatives rather than return them to you! That's what the employee told me here in Commack, NY.

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    I've not had it done at Walmart, but my understanding is that Walmart no longer returns 35mm negatives.


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    This Walmart I went to, has an in-store lab that does 35mm (color) film.

    Why would any lab not return the negatives??
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    If it's an in-store lab and you're doing C-41, you're probably okay. Their send-out service does not return 35mm C-41 negatives. Rumor is that non-35mm and non-C-41 negs will be returned, but I cannot confirm this. When they stopped returning negatives, I stopped using their send-out service for any film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME Super View Post
    Rumor is that non-35mm and non-C-41 negs will be returned, but I cannot confirm this. When they stopped returning negatives, I stopped using their send-out service for any film.
    I can confirm that they return 35mm slides/BW negatives, and all formats of 120 (C-41/BW/E6). I have used their send-out service for all types of films as recent as 2 weeks ago, except 35mm C-41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epp View Post
    This Walmart I went to, has an in-store lab that does 35mm (color) film.

    Why would any lab not return the negatives??
    do a search to find the threads on this that already exist. why not return your negs? IT'S WALMART.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME Super View Post
    If it's an in-store lab and you're doing C-41, you're probably okay. Their send-out service does not return 35mm C-41 negatives. Rumor is that non-35mm and non-C-41 negs will be returned, but I cannot confirm this. When they stopped returning negatives, I stopped using their send-out service for any film.
    This local Walmart can also send films out, I believe it goes to the local Fujifilm lab for processing. I would expect the likes of Fujifilm to return all negatives with prints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epp View Post
    This local Walmart can also send films out, I believe it goes to the local Fujifilm lab for processing. I would expect the likes of Fujifilm to return all negatives with prints.
    That would be nice but, unfortunately, it's not the case. Walmart does use Fuji for their send out service. However, once the film is processed at the lab, the negatives are scanned, uploaded and are printed at the actual store in the photo department. The negatives, which never leave Fuji's lab, are then destroyed, and not returned to the customer. The send out envelopes clearly warn the customer of this in advance. That being said, I don't know how Walmart/Fuji can get away with destroying someone else's property; the negatives are the film, the same film that you bought and paid for. It should be noted that this only happens with 35 mm C-41 (color negative/print) film. With traditional black and white, E6 (slide) and other sizes of C-41, the film is still returned to the customer. Make your decision to use Walmart accordingly. The 'we don't return your property' policy pissed me off so much that I don't use their services at all any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ten301 View Post
    That would be nice but, unfortunately, it's not the case. Walmart does use Fuji for their send out service. However, once the film is processed at the lab, the negatives are scanned, uploaded and are printed at the actual store in the photo department. The negatives, which never leave Fuji's lab, are then destroyed, and not returned to the customer. The send out envelopes clearly warn the customer of this in advance. That being said, I don't know how Walmart/Fuji can get away with destroying someone else's property; the negatives are the film, the same film that you bought and paid for. It should be noted that this only happens with 35 mm C-41 (color negative/print) film. With traditional black and white, E6 (slide) and other sizes of C-41, the film is still returned to the customer. Make your decision to use Walmart accordingly. The 'we don't return your property' policy pissed me off so much that I don't use their services at all any longer.
    Thanks for the info and opinion.

    I have decided to check local CVS and Rite Aid pharmacies to see if either one offers it. I know the local CVS develops/prints 35mm in-house, but panorama film is something I will have to ask about.
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