Look, you get what you pay for. The negatives came back from Duggal and man they look good. In fact, the XP2 looks -- just holding it up to the light - like actual black and white film. Whereas all the film I brought into local labs had some amount of tint to it not to mention either scratches or dust or both. I'm glad I dropped the film off there and apologize for any complaining about the money I might have done on Saturday.
I've got a fair amount of scanning to do and should begin posting Mermaid Day shots tonight or tomorrow.