Quote Originally Posted by PKM-25 View Post
Ned, I don't agree with you here, this is not D76 we are talking, it is control strips and volume...you want the lab to have volume in one place, not an accumulation of several dozen. Between fresh imagery, fresh marketing and consolidation, color film can and will survive in some form...
Bingo. I always wondered why my local lab was generally able to get E-6 done next day, despite the fact that they're half of a warehouse in northeast Philly. It turns out that they do E-6 for their three locations as well as two other local chains. The advantages to this are twofold: One, you are able to keep the E-6 line stable by having enough throughput; and two, those other local labs would have probably stopped offering E-6 altogether had my lab not stepped in. Yes, E-6 use is falling, but I think it will be around for some time yet.