Does This Make Sense?

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It always makes sense to me to shoot slide film if you're not doing your own developing. That's because how the developed slides turn out, unlike negative film, is always the result of what the photographer did. ScanCafe.com successfully scanned my slides more than ten years ago and they regularly run sales of at least 25% off their regular prices.
 
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Yes it does.
Slides are my go to for important family events as some have mentioned there is less change of messing up in the labs.
Easy to scan with my HP G4050.
Kids love to view them with the glass viewer.
 
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I love slide film, it was the first color medium I did any real work with.
I hate slide film, it was the first color medium I did any real work with.

The main issue I had with slide film is you have no latitude for error. Exposure better be right on the money- maybe +/- no more than 0.25stop. White balance has to be right on the money. Everything has to be right on the money. You can not really push it. You can't hold back highlights. It is pretty much done when you click the shutter.
Your camera meter will not be smart enough, this will all be on you.
Otherwise, I love slide film.
Enjoy the journey
Gary
 

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