A few film questions.

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  1. fotocanvas

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    I am looking into trying out some different film.

    What is color negative film?

    What is color slide film?

    And does anybody know a good online store to get cheap expired film?

    Thank you so much!
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Color negative film is made to be processed to produce negative images
    (reversed in color and tone).

    Slide film is made to be processed to produce positive images (slides).

    Both can be scanned and then printed or printed optically in a darkroom.
    Slides can also be projected onto a screen or viewing.

    Color film is best when fresh (not expired) but you can usually find
    expired film of all sorts on eBay.
     
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    There's also a difference in price when processing. Color negative film uses C-41 process, which is what your local Walgreens or CVS does; color slide film requires "special" processing that will be more expensive.

    In terms of practicality, color negative film for prints is considered more forgiving of improper exposure than color slide film is.
     

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