Negatives / Slide enquiry


Yecora99

Link Posted 01/07/2012 - 23:35
Hello,

Could someone please advise me what the differences are between slide film and negatives.

The reason I ask is I want to know if it is possible to get old negatives converted into slides? If it is where is the best place to send them to to get converted.

Best Regards,

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johnriley

Link Posted 01/07/2012 - 23:41
Slide film is developed into a positive image that can be viewed directly or projected. Negative film produces a negative image that has to be printed to bew viewed.

You can indeed make negatives into slides, but I suspect the process may well be quite expensive now. Try The Darkroom Ltd.
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greynolds999

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 08:38
You could, of course, scan your old negatives into digital images which could be displayed on a computer or digital projector which (depending on the numbers you are talking about) might be a cheaper option overall.
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womble

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 09:21
greynolds999 wrote:
You could, of course, scan your old negatives into digital images which could be displayed on a computer or digital projector which (depending on the numbers you are talking about) might be a cheaper option overall.

... and almost certainly better quality. Copy slides are rarely as good as the originals even with specialist copy slide film. I'm not certain I have ever seen specialist neg to slide film.

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greynolds999

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 09:32
Does anyone else remember a film around in (I think) the late 80s which gave you slides and negatives from the same roll?

I never tried it and have no idea what it was called but I do remember seeing adverts for it.
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JAK

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 17:44
womble wrote:
greynolds999 wrote:
You could, of course, scan your old negatives into digital images which could be displayed on a computer or digital projector which (depending on the numbers you are talking about) might be a cheaper option overall.

... and almost certainly better quality. Copy slides are rarely as good as the originals even with specialist copy slide film. I'm not certain I have ever seen specialist neg to slide film.

K.

As far as I know, most cinema film releases would have been transferred from a 35mm negative so the film stock must exist.

I once used Rank to convert 16mm films to Super 8 and given they produce theatrical cinema releases they might be worth trying (if they still do such things.) It wasn't an issue for them that I was a private person using their services rather than a major corporation. The reduction was done onto negative film and the positive produced from that.

John
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 02/07/2012 - 18:25
womble wrote:
greynolds999 wrote:
You could, of course, scan your old negatives into digital images which could be displayed on a computer or digital projector which (depending on the numbers you are talking about) might be a cheaper option overall.

... and almost certainly better quality. Copy slides are rarely as good as the originals even with specialist copy slide film. I'm not certain I have ever seen specialist neg to slide film.

K.

You can get slides from digital too, e.g. DigitalSlides.co.uk. I wonder if any of the companies that convert negatives to slides actually do it digitally these days.
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