Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
I'll take the survivalist thing as far as home b&w development for hybrid workflow but homebrew C-41 and E6 just doesn't work for me. As long as my lab stays afloat, I'm shooting film but when that punks out it's over except for b&w.
I understand that. It works for me because I have a Jobo and it's easy. I've done it without one and it works and isn't really that difficult, but I might well decide if I didn't have the Jobo that it's more trouble than it's worth.

It's the not mail ordering I found odd. But then again even in the old days I lived in a small town and in the 80s and 90s had to mail order the vast majority of stuff I used, and in those days it was mail or phone and not Internet with computer shopping carts and instant access to inventory information. Film processing is more like it used to be (I did get film processed locally when I didn't do color) but it's easy, if not fast. Fill out the form, drop in mail with film. Takes a while though, granted.