Agfa Scala - Just commiserating
Today marks the end of Agfa Scala processing at Main Photo in Santa Ana, CA, so unless you process Scala yourself, AFAIK your only lab option in the US is dr5, which uses a different proprietary process than the erstwhile "official" Scala labs.
Sad to hear that news, but here's the kicker -- the Main Photo manager told me he has 500 rolls of Scala (I didn't ask but likely short-dated) in the freezer, and that he'd be willing to sell them to me for $2.50 per roll if I take at least 200 rolls.
I'm sorely tempted, since I have always liked Scala, but $500 is an awful lot of money for me to spend on film right now, especially since I've just ordered 110 rolls of Neopan 1600. I may buy a few rolls of the remaining Scala at Main Photo, but they certainly won't be at $2.50 per roll.
So, if there are any Scala-loving Southern Californians with $500 burning a hole in their pockets, head on down to the OC and stock up. You can always process it in Rodinal, if you have any of that left. I'm just saying...
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams