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    Big-W stopping film processing.

    There appears to be one less option for El Cheapo processing.
    I went into Big-W Geelong, to get some cheap Fuji Superia Reala to be developed. When I got there I saw that they have upgraded their lab to a new Fuji machine. It is wet lab, but they have dumped the separate film development unit. They are now sending film out.
    I wonder if this is rolling out nationally?

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    I'm not familiar with Big-W. I don't think we have those in Texas.

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    Not that I've ever processed film there, but I'll check out the Big W in the city (Melbourne) & report...

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    Why are people suprised by this?

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    I was talking to the attendant there, and they said that they actually got a large volume of film, as they were one of the only places left that consumers know that do film. In-fact they were so busy once with film there, they could not do it the same day. I only use them when I want something done quick and cheaply. Otherwise I send my colour C-41 out to other local camera stores, to keep local film processing an option. Most of the times there I got scratched negatives anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipA View Post
    I'm not familiar with Big-W. I don't think we have those in Texas.
    I'm not familiar with Texas. I don't think we have those in Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
    I'm not familiar with Texas. I don't think we have those in Australia
    ...I know I've never seen one!
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    I think there is one Small-Texas over in Queensland.

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    If you go to Big W, you are either looking for pillows, mince meat and batteries. It's news to me that Big W offered film processing — I'm amazed at the revelation. If you are in Geelong, Roydhouse Cameras still process C41, but not E6. I do not deal with them: very negative attitude toward film and film cameras and will NOT stock Fujifilm.
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    Big-W were good if you liked scratched negatives . I had some bad experiences with Roydhouse. They said the film will be ready in a hour. Come back in 3, and my film was not sleeved. I did not use them much. But if I was testing a new, film camera I inherited, I would use them.
    Last edited by patpat; 07-29-2012 at 05:27 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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