i got another 2 rolls of film developed yesterday. i wasnt going to take the rolls in because i set the ISO to 200 for 400 speed film and was told they needed to be "pushed" (maybe pulled?) or they wouldnt come out right, but curiosity got the better of me, so i decided to take a chance with them. i figured if i was going to pay for photos that didnt come out, i may as well save some money and go through walmarts 1 hour lab again. these are a few of the pics i got back. after seeing them i was happy with them, but it raised a couple of questions too. i am positive i had the ISO set to 200 and it was 400 speed film, so i was wondering why they came out as well as they did. i didnt mention shooting them that way to the person at walmart until after i got the prints back, and even he was surprised they came out but he also had no clue why they did. does anyone here have an explanation for me? i dont know anything about developing film. i was just told by a different lab that they needed to be pushed or pulled and they didnt have the capability to do that. the other thing i was wondering is if i had taken the rolls to the only lab here that can process film the way i was told it needed to be, would these shots have come out better somehow? #1 #2 #3 #4 thanks for looking, and for any comments or answers to my questions anyone has for me! a little side note, even though i think i get better "looking" pictures from my digital, i am really beginning to prefer film. i do see differences in the similiar shots i take, and i dont know if i want to either switch to film and just practice alot more (which i intend to do anyways), or save up for a DSLR and see what i get with that. i like the higher amount of detail i get with film, but i see pics here that people get with their DSLRs and to me they look alot more detailed then the shots i see from the "point and shoot" type digitals like i have. i know i would probably get better shots with my digitals after i learn more, but i also know they have limitations that DSLRs dont. either way, i am looking at saving what i can and spending it on camera equipment so i would like to make a good decision before i commit to spending a couple thousand dollars on equipment. does anyone have any suggestions or advice? thanks again, in advance, to anyone that has any input for me.