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cromag
03-15-2001, 09:47 PM
can anyone tell me about getting film developed into slides?

A. do pictures have better quality in slide format than prints?

B. If you want the slides to be in black and white do you need to by a specific b/w type of film?

C. can someone suggest a good film for b/w slides?

thanks!

tammy
03-15-2001, 09:54 PM
Good question for which I had an answer but I don't. Will be checking to see what answers come up here.

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MLFLY
03-16-2001, 11:22 PM
A. do pictures have better quality in slide format than prints?

There are many slide films, all of which have a different purpose. So, this answer doesn't apply in every case BUT if you want the sharpest film, finest grain and truest colors, slide film is the way to get it. Prints are subject to inaccurate color and lower quality because a lab is printing them. AN excellent lab will produce an excellent print so it's very important to have a good lab. Not everyone knows this but if you use a 1 hour or mini-lab, then you are better off NOT using a professional negative film. The reason is that 1 hour labs use machines which are calibrated for consumer films (Kodak Gold 100 or Gold 200, for example). If you take in a roll of VPS they must calibrate manually and depending on their ability and experience, it may be off.

B. If you want the slides to be in black and white do you need to by a specific b/w type of film?

Presently Kodak makes a reversal kit to process your own Tmax 100 film with slides as the result. I used to do this back in the early 70's and got some really cool results. Agfa Scala is a reversal film also and Agfa processes it into slides. Generally, however, a contact sheet with regular negative film is cheaper and then you decide which you want printed.

C. can someone suggest a good film for b/w slides?

Tmax 100 or Scala.

Mike

MLFLY
03-16-2001, 11:30 PM
These will answer your questions better than I ever could http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
http://www.agfaphoto.com/products/scala200.html
http://www.kodak.com/cgi-bin/webCatalog.pl?section=&cc=US&lc=en&product=KODAK+T-MAX+100+Direct+Positive+Film+Developing+Outfit

I hope you can copy and paste those. I couldn't figure out how to make them links.

Mike

cromag
03-17-2001, 02:52 PM
thanks mike for your response, another member e-mailed me about the quality of agfa so your articulate info tells me great minds think alike.
thanks for the link as well!
hope to post in a few weeks with results!