I've not been on here for ages...sorry that my first post in a while is to have a kind-of moan. It's about high-street developing. On occasion where I use print-film I tend to get it developed at my local branch of a certain well-known national D&P store. Recently, let's say over the last two years, more and more I am getting prints back where the first few frames of the negs are ruined by random light leaks. It's getting as frequent as once every other film. It's not my cameras: mostly I run process-paid slide-films through them and I have no issues. So it's obviously happening as the film is loaded into the developing machine, either by hand or by the machine itself (I really don't know how the process works). Now I must say the shop-floor staff are exemplary: in all instances they have either refunded the D&P price or given me a free film. I have no complaints with them whatsoever. But what's happening behind the scenes? Is it just that because it's film - these days very much a minority interest - and so someone just CBA to do it properly? Either someone's not taking care unloading the film or, more likely in these automated times, the machine which does the job is insufficiently or improperly maintained. Either way, it's sloppiness on someone's part. Anyone else noticed a decrease in standards?