Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/07/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Slides or prints?
From: Doug Herr <>
Date: 27 Jul 2001 15:47:05 -0700

On Fri, 27 July 2001, Satish Kumar Krishnamurthy wrote:

> OK, I hope I am not starting off another contentious debate here :-)
> I would like to know what you use/recommend, slides or prints, and what
> the advantages and disadvantages of each of these as you see it are.

My personal preference is slides.  One of the big advantages for me is organization and storage.  I don't have to keep a separate print or contact sheet as I would with negative film, I can separate individual photos and store each one in different categories without regard to the photos before or after it on the strip of negatives, and no odd-sized strips of negatives when I separate disparate photos.

Also some slide films are known for exceptional dark-storage longevity, which is certainly not among the strengths of color negative films.

Color negative film (C41) is more forgiving of exposure errors and can be easier to get good scans from.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento
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