I suggest that you do not evaluate film based on prints someone else made. Today, with a limited amount of color paper choices, matching the negative to the paper is critical. And with the limited paper choices available to the home printer, it unfortunately leads us to scanning the negs to compare.
Originally Posted by alex gard
On another forum I mentioned that bad C41 processing from the 70s led me into slide film and Kodak/Kodalux processing. (I was told I was wrong and that all procesing was fine until about 5 years ago, I left that forum) As I went through the the 80s and early 90s I was happy with the mail order process I'd worked out. In the mid 90s I started doing my own developing. Then the big D started to change everything. Procesing options started to disappear very quickly, the higher quality, mass market ones went first. Today you are left with 3 choices, mass market that you wouldn't trust to lick a stamp; hi end hi price hi quality houses; do it yourself. DiY comes in 2 flavors, analog printing and digital printing/sharing.