I'm fairly new to the debate but I thought I'd put in my 5c:
20MP is when digital and film will become resolution competitive in most
cirstances - but not all. It is already a standard in photojournalism,
due to its ease [we're talking DSLR's here]
I think slides will be around for some time yet, given the outstanding
quality they deliver.
On the scanning stuff - I don't know too much about the printing process
used, but I get my film scanned when processed and find generally great
results... some could do with a little more time, but they have to make a
"Christopher Rutty" <chrysprexar.com> wrote in message
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> I know digital is the way to go these days, but is it still possible to
> shoot slides and try to
> sell them. I sense this is a big issue eg: does book publishing still> slides to accompany
> the text?
> I shot slides 20 years ago and printed in cibachrome - I have forgotten
> everything about
> the process, except the stunning result.
> Nowadays how do I get my slides printed?
> I took them to both Wal-Mart and a small photolab, both scanned the slide
> and digitally printed
> it. The result was absolute rubbish.
> Answers to these questions would make my summer.
> Thanks, Chris
> "Nationalism is the Haven of Scoundrels".
> Samuel Johnson.