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    Default Slides ....... some queries.

    Sorry guys,

    Some basic questions on slides. Never used slides before.

    1) Must slides be processed to view them ?

    2) how much does it cost to process slide...

    3) How much are non-professional slide film

    4) How much is the loupe and the light box for viewing slides?

    5) How much issit to print slide photos.

    Many thanks.

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    1) Must slides be processed to view them ?
    Yes. Definitely. Without a Doubt.

    2) how much does it cost to process slide...
    $4 to 6 unmounted. $3-4 additional to mount them (so you get those plastic "frames" instead of 6-7 strips of 6 frames ala negatives)

    3) How much are non-professional slide film

    $6 for Kodak Elitechrome 100EC.

    4) How much is the loupe and the light box for viewing slides?

    $190 for a Cabin CL5000P 4x5" Light Panel + Rodenstock 4x Aspheric Loupe.

    5) How much issit to print slide photos.

    Typically $1 for 4R. Expensive.

    Regards
    CK

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    Got a question too... If I process slides without mounting, how can I do it myself? How much will it cost to mount it myself?

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    Originally posted by Gunjack
    Got a question too... If I process slides without mounting, how can I do it myself? How much will it cost to mount it myself?
    You can by those kit that can do your own mounting. I haven't done it before but read it somewhere. The cost is abt the same as those done by the shop. Maybe cheaper per slide. However, the kit needs $$ too. Unless you do a lot of slide, you won't save much.

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    [To marc wang,

    Since you have not done slide before. You should be aware that slide has less tolerance for wrong exposure.

    Anything above/below 1 stop of exposure will be seen clearly on the slide. As compare to print film.

    But not to unduly worry, I am a newbie look at my pics at photosig, 90% at done on slide.

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    Originally posted by Gunjack
    Got a question too... If I process slides without mounting, how can I do it myself? How much will it cost to mount it myself?
    I got a slide cutter ( cost abt $50 ) to help me to cut the slides or u can use sharp scissors to do it ...

    then mount it with the mounting (I got mine REFLECTA 200 pcs for $15 at fotoguide)

    FYI , I only mount those nice shots
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Wow! I didn't know I could use a sharp scissor to cut the slides! That would be a great saving for cheapskates like me, hahaha! I tried a roll of slide only once before and that was enough to convince me the beauty of slides...

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    You certainly can.. I've been cutting and mounting my slides with the cheapo (probably not so sharp) $1 scissor for years and I've not had any problem so far..

    KS


    Originally posted by Gunjack
    Wow! I didn't know I could use a sharp scissor to cut the slides! That would be a great saving for cheapskates like me, hahaha! I tried a roll of slide only once before and that was enough to convince me the beauty of slides...

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    As for slides for shooting, if you are unsure, you could try a roll or 2 of my bulk film/slides as they are more economical to start with and then really decide if you want start shooting them on a long run. You may like to take a look at the following threads just to give you some idea...

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...threadid=25253

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...threadid=25100

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    Originally posted by kssim
    You certainly can.. I've been cutting and mounting my slides with the cheapo (probably not so sharp) $1 scissor for years and I've not had any problem so far..

    KS


    Certainly no problems. Only after mounting 20 rolls at a go, your thumb and fingers will hurt a bit.

    Regards
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    Ha! Now, that might pose some problems.. I have probably not mounted that many at a time.. With that many slides, I'll probably just pay a bit more and get them all developed with mounting and save myself a little hassle..

    KS


    Originally posted by ckiang


    Certainly no problems. Only after mounting 20 rolls at a go, your thumb and fingers will hurt a bit.

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    Originally posted by kssim
    Ha! Now, that might pose some problems.. I have probably not mounted that many at a time.. With that many slides, I'll probably just pay a bit more and get them all developed with mounting and save myself a little hassle..

    KS
    I got so lazy now that I ask for everything mounted. Especially those shot at night where divider lines cannot be seen.

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