Quote Originally Posted by philosli View Post
Back in the hey days of films when many pro labs thrived, the pro labs were not hurt by Walmart at all. Otherwise they would have disappeared much sooner. Pro labs and Walmart/cheap minilabs serve different market segments. The demise of pro labs is because most pros now shoot with "film-less" cameras.

Exactly. I once worked for Fuji TruColor, the place that mass processed film for Walmarts and many grocery stores etc. It was an entirely different crowd that took film to a pro lab rather than a retail chain. I am lucky in that I still have a local photo store that processes 35mm and 120. They get their share of business from me! I just picked up a roll of HP5 that I ran through my Leica IIIc.

Kent in SD