Quote Originally Posted by davetravis
Wow! This thread has come a long way from encouraging someone to try Ciba's!

I have never claimed that my Ciba's represent the real color found in the natural world. What's the point in that?
Velvia + Ciba = INTENSITY!
Threads do tend to take a life of their own, like a conversation.

Don't get me wrong, I love Cibachromes. I have one that has been hanging on my wall for the past 20+ years, without a hint of fading; it is just as brilliant today as the day I printed it. My issue is not that Cibachrome isn't a great process, it is. But, it is also very labor intensive, and I don't have the time, nor desire to spend all my spare time in the darkroom; I prefer actually taking photos. The other issue I have is repeatability - I want my 11x14s to look just like my 30x40s, and I want the first print to look like the 30th print. Even so, I would consider a limited edition run on Cibachrome (I have a Saunders LPL 4500II enlarger in a box, somewhere), but I simply don't have any place to put it - I live in a one room studio apartment; in Hawaii, housing is simply too expensive right now to move (1 bedroom apartments are going for about $1200 a month now).