I was really bummed out last week because the tech that worked at my local drug store one hour lab quit. He was the only one that would run E6 through for me and "forget" it wasnt C41... all the other techs would get this dazed look and mumble something about not being allowed to do that etc etc.
So not being able to get my Xpro fix I figured I'd shoot some of the color C41 my friend rolled off his bulk roll and gave me to try out. I can't remember the film brand... it was one of the cheap Lucky or Arista types rolled into whatever empties he got off his local lab.
So I shot the roll and brought it into Walmart, they do $2 develop only but I rarely use them because they won't Xpro. I brought the roll up to the counter and the woman looked at me funny and said she couldn't develop it, this roll happenned to be in a HP5 cassette. I told her ... no... it was C41 I just roll my own and use my empties to recycle... do you need to know the ISO or does the machine need proper DX coding on the cassette?
"Oh no... nothing like that... it all goes in for the same time"
*hidden evil grin*
So the next time I was in I brought in a couple rolls of Velvia.
"Oh... we can't do them... we need to send those away"
"No worries!! This is just normal color film... I roll my own into empties!"
"Oh... ok then"
One hour later I had $2 cross processed Velvia. I always ask for uncut develop only so I doubt any of them will ever catch on... especially since it doesn't say E6 on the film itself and since they're not cutting it I doubt they look twice at the negs themselves