My poor scanner has been sitting idle waiting to eat new film, but I have no film to feed it.
Yesterday I mailed off a package of two exposed rolls of 120 film to Dwayne at his photo shop in KS. I've had three rolls developed there before, and for a lot cheaper than I can find locally, so until I go all B&W and start developing at home, I'll probabaly keep mailing Dwayne my film.
Last set of film I mailed off took about 10 days round trip before I got it back, We'll see how long this batch takes.
The B&W develop only cost is 4.49, the color develop only option is $3.49. Return mail costs $4 for the first roll, and $.50 thereafter. So for two rolls I spent $12.48. Seems pricey, but it's still cheaper than the $7.99 per roll my local lab charges.
I'd love some suggestions for cheaper processing, so if you read this, and you've got a tip please add a comment.
In the long run I might end up buying a developing tank and some chemistry to do my own processing at home, but if I do that I'll probably still send my color negatives out.
Here's a link to Dwayne's Photo: http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/