still on my steep learning curve.... but silly question

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  1. captain-spanky

    captain-spanky TPF Noob!

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    how do i make a slide?

    is it as simple as cutting out a negative and sticking it in the plastic surround? (i got bored and pulled on of my dad's old slides to bits the other day)

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    Slide film - has to be developed for it I believe.
     
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    so you have to choose to make slides before you take the shots?

    can you convert normal film to slides somehow?
     
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    Buy yourself some slide film and run that baby through your camera. When you get it back from developing the images on the film will be positives not negatives.

    Then you can chop em up if you wish and sit all the kids down and talk about how you went to great photographic lengths to get this shot.

    Ok I digress, but you get the idea.
     
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    No, but you can have copy slides made from prints.
     
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    Slides are positives (as opposed to negatives used for prints). I know you can print from slides (by creating a negative), but I don't know about going the other way.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    You can also have your print film (C41) run through slide film chemistry (E6), and they will come out as positives, but the colors, contrast, etc... are unpredictable, and they would be on an orange film base instead of a clear film base. But it can be neat. :D

    There are also direct positive printing methods available for prints from slides (no need for a neg), but they tend to be expensive and/or toxic (such as the Cibachrome or Ilfochrome process).
     
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    Your best bet is to shoot slide film. Most of the "chromes" are slide film (Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Agfachrome, Fujichrome). Kodachrome takes a special process and is patented and franchised by Kodak. Most of the other chromes use Kodak process E-6. The other big manufacturers use a similar process.

    You can get slides made from your negatives. The process is a bit complicated. We used Kodak Slide Duplicating Film, shot the negative in a slide duplicator, onto the the duplicating film which was a negative film, processed in C-41 like color print film and the result was a positive.

    The biggest problem here is that you need to do color correction with filters so it's really fairly impractical unless you're in the business. You can't tell if your color is off until after you've run it through processing. If you're off then start all over again.
     
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    ksmattfish: I'm scared, you know so so much about traditional photography, be my guru :D
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    :roll: Thanks, hey if you are anywhere near Lawrence, KS my photography classes start next week. :wink:
     
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    unfortunately I don't, I live in Europe (Austria exactly), but I would if I could. I love traditional photography, sitting all night long in the darkroom etc. :)
     

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