I am going to shoot some film over Christmas. I admit that I have bought fSLRs after my dSLR but seldom use it. Kodachrome's days are numbered. From what I hear and see in NZ, some labs have closed up, more kiosks are installed even in some of the pro labs, some semi pro labs also only accept JPEG or there is a surcharge. Some of the pro and semi pro labs are seeing more business as a result of others closing from what they said. We cannot get any color film processing kits now for some years. The country's distributor has given up. We cannot get Lee filters either. Slide film may cost us around $15US and pro neg film around $10US a roll of 35mm. We can get b/w chemicals but a pro shop here have said that a lot of schools now just buy computer photo paper. I have noted that the measuring cylinders and etc were on the bottom shelf and collecting dust. They were not cheap either. I think processing of film has decreased, what I saw before with drug store film processing has now been replaced with provide us a CD and we get them printed for you or use the kiosks, return a few days and prints ready for collection. For casual shooters, they just love the LCDs. Those little Sony Cybershots. They can take 100s of pictures and not print one. Or they may come home and print them after 6 months and just print 10 pictures. I note that my Doctor even uses a iPhone to take a picture. For a country of us that only has 4M population. I see that film may be serious amatuers. Processing is not cheap, neg film in drug chain shops may cost $7US for one set of 6x4 prints. Or $4US develop only at a good lab. Slide film cost $10US at a good lab. I am not even sure who else does slide film development now apart from a chain store discount shop, but their slide procesing was even more than the good labs. I would like to get into large format but the cost may be $5US per sheet developed (!). If I am not mistaken. Cheers.