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08-25-2005, 10:40 AM
finally found a great place to have digital images transfered to slide
the best..Charlie is a one man operation and really knows what he's doing.
web site super easy
down load simple
fast processing and shipping.
great for those digitals to slide for grant proposals.
08-25-2005, 10:55 AM
Let me know how the quality turns out in comparison to a low asa slide when you get some.
Also, it seems this method is more expensive then making traditional slides. Slides, when using tungsten slide film costs under the $1 a slide price range, much cheaper still if your using daylight or cheap slide film.
The prices for the digital ones as quoted from their website are:
"$2.50 for the first slide from a file. $1 for additional exposures of the same file."
and then an arm and a leg for shipping as quoted below:
Priority Mail:$5.00 3-5 day delivery - no tracking
Fed Ex 2-Day:$11.00 2nd business day delivery
Fed Ex Next Day:$16.00 Next business day delivery
Fed Ex Priority:$20.00 Next business morning before 10:3
Fed Ex Satruday:$35.00 For Emergencies
Most Countries International Fed Ex:$32.00 Canada & Europe
I thought the idea of switching to digital was the convienience factor and saving money.
Anyway, it is still good to have these options I guess. Hopefully in the near future the prices will better compare to film.
Let me know how they turn out.
08-25-2005, 12:31 PM
Dauub, yes, the whole idea of digital imaging and digital cameras is (at least in part) to save the costs of film and processing, but the fact remains that the art establishment (galleries, competition juries, etc.) still stupidly require 35mm slides of your work. In order to get that from a digital image, it has to photographed on film from the screen. It's stupid, yes, and why digital images can't be used instead is a question I have, also, but, that's still the way things are. It makes no sense, when there are digital projectors that can project any image that can be displayed on a laptop computer, though. I think the problem is that a lot of artists don't use computers or have digital cameras, so the old process of sending in slides via snail mail persists.
By the way, I can provide the same service, myself, if I want to. All you need is a 35mm camera and tripod and it helps if the image is already in a format that's proportionate to the 35mm film format.
08-26-2005, 08:57 AM
I get the slides back today and will post the results after I take a look.
but, as far as comperative prices/quality/ease goes this is the best one on the lot.
definaltley, many galleries/grants want slides. For me, taking images of surfaces that are challenging in the reflective department, this process made imaging in slide form possible. (phew)
the best is still a tripod with 35mm....tungsten or 64 film.
Babbo color labs
37 west 20th st.
is great/fast/affordable and good quality.
any others out there with good finds? I'm always looking for tips, ideas,
finds.....especially being within the slightly technically challanged department.
08-26-2005, 03:32 PM
the images look fantastic!!!
and each one is exactly the perfect "exposure"
(with 35mm, I usually bracket..getting 1-2 good slides and 4-5 poor ones)
and he'll keep the images on file..all re-orders are $1/slide.
08-26-2005, 03:40 PM
These are the folks I use: http://www.prodigitalphotos.com/
Great, easy service and good slides. Sounds like a bit cheaper than the business above.
08-28-2005, 11:27 AM
It is not, if you are buying more than three copies of your slide, or less than 99. 2.50 for the first and a dollar each after is the cheapest I've seen. your link advertises 1.59 per.
08-28-2005, 02:56 PM
Slides from Digital (We support ALL image files)
Standard Resolution (4096x2731 = 32MB uncompressed file)
1-24 slides $1.59
25-49 slides $1.39
50-74 slides $1.19
75+ slides $.99
Personally, I buy slides like I buy steel. I don't order one sheet at a time and get killed on shipping. I save up and place one big order to get the best rates.
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