This seems very contradictory. If you have a correct exposure for a slide given the greater dynamic range of negative film you should have an even better negative image. It may not be perfect but it most cases I would assume it is 95% of the way there. I have not really gotten into spot metering because I shoot roll film. I can't really start doing N+/-2 developing and stuff like that for a single frame. In real life with roll film how much of a dramatic difference does it make? I shoot TMAX 100 @ ISO 50 and adjust development to keep the highlights from blocking up. Beyond that I just accept what I get.
Originally Posted by craygc