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    I am one of those ""SEND OUT, E-6 120 SLIDES, DO NOT CUT" guys that use Walmart for E-6 processing of 120 roll films and I have been quite happy. Lately though the turnaround time has become extremely long. I just called Fuji lab and they just entered a roll of Astia into their system that I had dropped off at Walmart 10 days ago. I don't mind waiting 2 weeks for the film to come back, but looks like the turnaround time has been in excess of 2-3 weeks lately. Has anyone else experienced this?

    It could be that the lab is getting more films to process during the summer. Or it could also be more people are getting into films and Walmart processing thanks to forum posts like this. Not that I am complaining....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmallick View Post

    It could be that the lab is getting more films to process during the summer. Or it could also be more people are getting into films and Walmart processing thanks to forum posts like this. Not that I am complaining....
    Or could it be that Walmart fired more workers and the ones that still have their jobs have to do the work of 3...?
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    Yes you taught her well

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    I am blesed, my daughter does most of the film processing at our local Rite Aid. She is a perfectionist, I taught her well.
    All the wild kids are shooting digital and have nor respect for old folks that shoot film

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    UPDATE: I made a trip to the photo dept at our local WalMart tonight. This time, I spoke with a very well informed and knowledgeable fellow named Ed. He told me all about the Fuji Frontier at that site. He explained that although the machine was quite capable of processing film (and LOTs of it) as well as making prints, management had decided that it was not feasible to run the film developing portion. They were currently only running it as a printer and making CDs. All film is indeed sent out to Fuji for dev & print.

    So, I am thrilled to have a relatively local place for drop off processing service again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmallick View Post
    I am one of those ""SEND OUT, E-6 120 SLIDES, DO NOT CUT" guys that use Walmart for E-6 processing of 120 roll films and I have been quite happy. Lately though the turnaround time has become extremely long. I just called Fuji lab and they just entered a roll of Astia into their system that I had dropped off at Walmart 10 days ago. I don't mind waiting 2 weeks for the film to come back, but looks like the turnaround time has been in excess of 2-3 weeks lately. Has anyone else experienced this?

    It could be that the lab is getting more films to process during the summer. Or it could also be more people are getting into films and Walmart processing thanks to forum posts like this. Not that I am complaining....
    I am impressed again. I got a call today exactly 2 weeks after dropping my films off at Walmart. Fuji did an excellent job on my Portra 400 and Fuji Astia roll. I am a little confused about the prices they charge. It varies from roll to roll. The C41 prints are always the cheapest, <$2 per roll with prints. The processing charge for a E-6 120 roll falls anywhere between $7 and $10. I don't understand the rhyme and reason. Can someone shed some light on this? Does the cost depend on the type of roll? Velvia vs Astia vs Elitechrome?

    The funny part was the call from the photo specialist at Walmart: "You have film ready for pick up. Not sure what they are, a few prints and a roll of cardboard.."
    Last edited by kmallick; 08-15-2011 at 05:02 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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