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well, that took a turn. as someone noted above, i will not be doing my own scanning- i've tried north coast and i think they did a pretty ok job. i'm opening to trying a couple of other places out of curiosity and an effort to save some money. for the time being, i won't be developing my film, either. maybe someday, if the costs get too far out of hand.
dof- good to know its all the same. i suppose i don't have to perversely insist on iso 50/100 film. 200/400 would give me a lot more leeway and if i could still get the same look, i may as well, right? at least for the more candid, quick, no tripod shots.
neg vs slide- i've read that "the internet" said slide film "was better" but i hadn't tried it yet. i suppose my final decision will be made by which film i actually prefer, slide or otherwise. i'm after the look and not the functionality (for now). i know it'll vary greatly depending on what i'm shooting, but its nice to know i can get great results from either once.
b/w vs color- i'm very much of the do it right the first time, color for color, b/w for b/w mindset, but i wanted to at least consider embracing change. one, because i've used nik silver efx pro 2 to good effect over the years, turning digital color shots to passable or better b/w. and two, i don't always know what'll look better when i shoot it. i don't decide on color vs b/w until post these days and really appreciate the flexibility. i haven't intentionally thought/shot b/w since, well... i used b/w film .
i guess i can start whittling down the list and seeking out a few different rolls to try out. is there a nice comparison somewhere, or some good starting points for general photos? i've considered buying a few digital emulations for lightroom to get some basic ideas, but i know that isn't as good as the real thing.