The long awaited package has arrived from Dwayne's -- 10 rolls of film from a recent trip to China. Once in a lifetime, really, in terms of the trip and the film choice since Kodak's announcement of the future of Kodachrome.
Sifting through the hundreds of slides, a few things became apparent right away.
• Kodachrome is totally unique.
• Dwayne's has some problems mounting slides.
An average of 20% of the slides show the edge & sprocket holes due to faulty mounting, and being mounted off-kilter. This is just unacceptable.
I haven't seen any scratches or other faults, and at least with wonky mounting the entire image is still printable/scannable, but...
Has anyone else had this problem? I plan to write a polite but firm message to Dwayne's about this issue - I'm not looking for battles - but wanted to let everyone know and see if this is common or just a one-off oddity.