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    If you can't get them printed through the lab directly, make sure your monitor is calibrated to the printer you will use. If you don't your prints will fail to meet your expectations. The first thing, though, is try a lab.

    If you'd really like them printed right, you can try http://www.photostudio13.de/ in Stuttgart, Germany. They still do Ilfochrome printing. That way you can support a good company and help keep analog alive!

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    Dude, film is passe. Fashions have nothing to do with the physical qualities of any particular medium, except for Ilfochrome which is not commercially available except for 2 or 3 labs worldwide with leftover paper stocks and therefore not something to recommend to a newbie!

    As to printing techniques, there are still none (not even Ilfochrome) that can match the presentation dynamic range of a slide. Prints are far easier to share and view than slides and that's why I primarily shoot C41 instead of E6, but we can't pretend that prints are as good as projected chromes.

    If prints are what you want instead of the ultimate in quality - that's the decision that I made - then shoot C41. It's easier, produces higher quality prints (RA4 or hybrid/digital) and with more flexibility. You do lose the ability to look at strings of beautiful little jewels coming back from the lab though

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    I haven't used much slide film, and of course have the lab scan it, print it, and put it on CD - I don't want to pull out a projector every time I view them (I often just flip through my memories).

    However, I have every intention of projecting them. You really can't beat that.
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    I find HDTV's presents HD photos very well because they are backlit. The other advantage is it's easy to just switch on a
    slide show on the HDTV before your guests become aware what you're up too. With slide projectors, as soon as your guests see you pull out the projector to show them 30 minutes of your last boring vacation, they get a sudden headache, grab their coat and tell you they have to go home to rest, even skipping the great desert you prepared. With HDTV's, you slip it in during the half time out.

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    Not all HDTV displays are equal - I always wonder about the image quality of the $99 HDVT sets sold in 'Black Friday' sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    I find HDTV's presents HD photos very well because they are backlit. The other advantage is it's easy to just switch on a
    slide show on the HDTV before your guests become aware what you're up too. With slide projectors, as soon as your guests see you pull out the projector to show them 30 minutes of your last boring vacation, they get a sudden headache, grab their coat and tell you they have to go home to rest, even skipping the great desert you prepared. With HDTV's, you slip it in during the half time out.
    That's why I don't visit people with HDTVs, lol. They usually also have a digital camera with huge storage, so the slide shows are so much longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truzi View Post
    That's why I don't visit people with HDTVs, lol. They usually also have a digital camera with huge storage, so the slide shows are so much longer.
    Just wanted to point out the resolution of most HD TVs is 1920x1080 pixels, which is 2.1 megapixels. Not even close to the resolution of a projected slide, unfortunately! But good enough for most purposes and a big improvement over the previous generation of TVs.

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    I was making a joke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    I find HDTV's presents HD photos very well because they are backlit. The other advantage is it's easy to just switch on a
    slide show on the HDTV before your guests become aware what you're up too. With slide projectors, as soon as your guests see you pull out the projector to show them 30 minutes of your last boring vacation, they get a sudden headache, grab their coat and tell you they have to go home to rest, even skipping the great desert you prepared. With HDTV's, you slip it in during the half time out.
    Oddly enough I did a slide show this past weekend with a full tray of 80 slides and had people not only looking forward to it but asking if I didn't have more and calling it awesome.

    Reasons for this were partly the novelty these days, the impact of projected slides, and the fact I was documenting in slides activities the entire group had participated in over the past year. The "run for the hills, he's going for the projector" reaction is something I just never see anymore replaced now by appreciation.


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    The other thing HDTVs can do well is stereo. You can shoot stereo chromes (or whatever), scan them, convert them to MPO files and show 3D images to a room full of people. Much easier to convince people to put some glasses on and look up at the wall together than to look into a little box one at a time.

    And no you don't need a stereo camera to shoot stereo unless the subject is moving. You can shoot stereo landscapes with a tripod and macro rail to give left/right camera shift.

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