Last Friday I had a lunch with my co-workers at Mid-valley. I also decided to drop a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 (negative film, not slide). I figured that since it wasn’t slide film the shops wouldn’t have any problems developing….boy was I wrong!!!
The first camera shop (oldest one in Mid-valley relatively speaking….) said they don’t develop film anymore since the machine at the back had been broken for years.
I didn’t think much of it so I went to the next shop and the next part was funny, they told me it would take 3 WEEKS to get Negative film developed! 😄 (in actual it only takes 30 minutes).
Feeling a bit frustrated I went to the final shop in Mid-valley and their answer almost drove me into a rage…..
Obviously someone who doesn’t know much about photography I asked him if their shop developed film.
“What’s film?” Was his reply ……¬_¬. I showed him the roll of film I had.
“Camera uses film meh? Not SD card?” came his stun reply.
I become fed up and just left there where I then made my way E-Six at pudu plaza after work. They quickly developed the negatives in 30 minutes and printed my photos in 15 minutes. It was amazing how they were still in business and thriving. I managed to strike up a conversation with their staff and it seem they are not just the sole remaining shop developing slide but also the only one left in KL that develops negatives!
I think better start setting up my own darkroom just in case E-Six ever folds…..