Sentimental....40 year old slides.

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  1. vegard_norway

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    Hello all.

    Oh, what a evening. Not sure if these is the right place to post these words, or even if anyone is interested, I just want to share some, for me, interesting finds.

    Had a look in some of my fathers old photo bags, and there was a box, no 10 boxes of slides, from -70 and up to -79.
    All marked and ready to watch. Did dig out the old slide projector, even that one is close to 40 years, plugged it in......IT works:smile:
    Great.

    All these slides where taken with the camera I now have, I am happy and also proud!
    Did go true some slides, wow. I am no expert, but I like the quality, really good. So clear, great colors.
    Now these is the way to show photos, not on some computer or a digital album of some kind. They sure made it back then.

    All these have made me sure, I have to learn to take good photos with these camera, and slides to:smile:
    Maybe my kids will look at them later, and feel as I do now.

    Wish you all a good evening.
     
  2. MichaelT72

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    I share your enthusiasm. Projected slides are wonderful and even more so finding a treasure from your father. I am shooting more slides these days as who knows how long this film and E6 processing will be available. If you can, I'd recommend also shooting Kodak super 8 Ektachrome of your family. The last batch of this film is now available but will be gone soon. Enjoy.
     
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    Thank you for the reply.
    I will se if I find any of the film. You think slides/film and E6 processing will be gone?
     
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    I agree...slide film is beautiful. I am concerned, too, that it will go away. There is no more direct printing from slides. I used to do that in a darkroom I worked in at a custom lab. That was the best experience I ever had working in a lab...getting to print from slides in the darkroom. Especially from professional work...the color saturation is stunning, and I still believe that scanning and printing cannot compare to a direct print.
    Anyway, enjoy those slides! I love looking at old family photos of any kind. Plus, keep shooting the E-6. The key to keeping it around is showing a demand for it!
     
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    Oh yes, definitely try to put together a show for friends.

    Practice for an evening. Pick a few favorite songs/tunes/classics and scratch out time notes. Allow 5 seconds approximately per slide. Give or take. If one slide is not as good as the others give it a couple seconds (some duds you can't toss because they are needed for continuity). The great, dramatic slides get about 10 seconds maybe even 20 if they are truly stunning.

    It's such a blast when you get the timing right and the rainclouds come in when the cymbals crash...
     
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    Slides will NOT go away, lets keep on shooting and then they will keep on MAKING it:smile::smile:.

    Can I no longer have prints from these old slides? Some of them I really like to have as photos to.
    It is so nice to look at old slides, I am so impressed with the quality, colors, how clear they still are. Wonder if they make slide film with the same quality today.

    Oh, MichaelT72, 8mm hmmmm...Love to try that to. But, then I need a 8mm film camera to..:whistling:Sounds interesting and fun.
     
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    Nothing stopping you from having prints made from any of those slides, irrespective of their age. Very old slides like this will benefit from being projected occasionally — especially Kodachrome slides. For printing, colour darkroom work is now quite rare on a commercial basis. In the absence of being fitted out with the necessary goods yourself, you'd need to find a good pro-level lab equipped with a scanner and quality printing machinery (and samples of their work) that will faithfully reproduce the slides, not compensate for any colour derangement that has occurred naturally over the decades. Or you could procure yourself an Epson V700/V750 scanner, complete with a slide holder, and blaze away, sending yours files to a bureau for printing. Scanning and end-print media material has made very great strides in the last five years and I don't share the belief that things will easy be sneered at as "sub-standard" now or the future: correct framing will determine how long these alternative process prints will endure.
     
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    Thanks.

    I have found one who can help me, YES!
    These evening, more slides to watch.
     
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    Yes they still make excellent quality slide film. Kodak no longer makes slide film - Kodachrome was discontinued in 2009 and processing in 2010, and Ektachrome/Elite Chrome was discontinued in March of 2012, but Fuji's E-6 slide films are excellent. Provia is wonderful for skin tones, and Velvia is good for landscapes (but not so much skin tones). Agfa in Belgium makes the Rollei CR200 slide film, but in my opinion it needs an 82A or 82B filter to balance the color as it tends heavily towards yellow.

    There's nothing like a projected slide!
     
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    I miss Kodachrome. I really miss the IR color slide slide film. Now that I could actually make some decent images with it it's all gone. It was fun to play with.
     
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    Thnaks. Good to know I am not the only one who likes projector slides.
    Also thank you for the tip regarding slide film.
     
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    These days 95% of my 35mm photography is shot on slide film, Velvia 50 or 100 and Provia 400. Fuji re-introduced Velvia 50 by popular demand after it had been discontinued, that must say something about the future of film. I have to admit that I do scan some slides to print and although pleased with the results, they do not compare to the projected transparency.
     
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    Well sad.
    Lets hope they keep making slide film.
     
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    I too, have my Dad's slides. He started in 1938 with DuFay Color. Processed them himself and mounted in glass. They have faded a lot. After that, Kodachrome, and they are still beautiful. I also have 8mm movies from 1939 thru 1989. They are all Kodachrome, and beautiful. Yes, one should project them now and then.
    I used to take a lot of slides, but now do mostly B&W. I do have a slide copier that goes on my Nikon so I can copy them to color neg. film, usually Ektar right now. Works fine.
     
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    Hello and thanks for the reply.

    Oh, sure that is a interesting set of slides to watch.
    Yes, 8 mm film is also interesting. Oh, I just started out with my Fathers old Pentax and now I am talking about shooting slides and maybe even start with 8 mm film.....Am I crazy?
    If so, I am happy with that:smile: