Quote Originally Posted by razzledog View Post
I like to get film processed ASAP after exposure. Things can deteriorate fast once it has been exposed to light...at least that's my belief. How could you possibly stand waiting more than a couple of days anyhow? I sure as hell can't.
I do my own color and b/w processing for my studio photography, as well as my personal photography. I have let exposed Ektachrome sit in a holder for a week in the studio, while I shot enough holders to make up a "run" and I have not experienced ANY deterioration of image quality.

In some rare instances, I have gone as long as a month between exposure and development of E-6 Ektachrome 4x5, with the film remaining in the film holder. No problems. B/W would have even better keeping qualities.