Here's an idea how well film photography is doing in China. A few weeks ago was one of China's golden week long holidays. I took my family up to Xi'an China for the week, doing lots of sight seeing. I came back with 16 rolls of exposed film. I waited a week to send them into the lab since I knew the holiday would result in a lot of work for my lab. After 7 days I sent in my film and was told that they still had a crushing load of film to process and I would not get my film back for at least 14 days. The usual turn around time is 4 days.

So there are plenty of film shooters out there here in Shanghai, that is for sure. The lab I use is quite popular and doing extremely well.