First, read through some stuff here it will give you some ideas. 2nd, I would say you have more control in shooting slide than negative. What you get back (the slides) is what it will be. Of course due to differences in the different types of film, you can try to achieve gracefullness effect, high contrast effect etc by using different film of your choice, just like you shoot digital, Photoshop edit it to increase contrast saturation etc stuff.
3rd, projection is still the best way to view a slide, the next best being through a lightbox and if you need, a lupe. The best print is a Cibachrome/Ilfochrome print, which is not available here in SG.
4th, slide is still the best way to see if you got the exposure right as under or over exposure you can judge right from the start by viewing, the lab do not fix the photo as there is no print.
Ask yourself, if your intention is to print them out for viewing, negative will be better than slide as it is easier to print (lower expectation as you also do not know how the image looks like in the first place compared to direct viewing from a slide). In fact, if you want print and want control in the easiest way, digital is the way to go.
There are only 2 direct slide printing methods if you go to the link I give above. Please tell me where these "places" are as I am looking forward to print my slides. I called Fujifilm SG and they said they did not bring in anymore R3 process chemicals and paper, while Kodak has discontinued its R3 process supplies last year.
The only way to print is via internegative and scanning, which both are not direct printing, unless someone has bring in their own P3x chemicals for Ilfochrome printing.
Eh, dun just talk lar, when will be the next Slides gathering? and outing? I have few rolls or provia to waste!
Really get impressed as a guy calling himself theITguy explaining the Slides stuff huh? Chris, you are the best!:thumbsup:
Somehow, hOrizoNsKy, if you have shot your slides and get it processed, you can get kex to scan in the slides for you into digital format so that you print them out. The color of the slides is simply:bigeyes:!!! (kex does provide processing of slide right?)
If your RGB Lab is the Beach Road branch which is now part of Fotohub, no they do not do anymore after I have talk with the retail operation manager. Do not think SG has anymore Cibachrome printing. Kex, how about you getting the chemicals and papers from Ruby and you provide the service?