>"Here's a dumb question. Is it possible to shoot color negative film and have it processed somehow into color slides? If so, how? Are there drawbacks?"
PhotoWorks (formerly Seattle Film Works) provides both prints and slides = from the same roll of neg film. I used to use that option from time to ti= me and the quality was pretty good. I haven't done so recently, so my rec= ollection of the quality may be faulty, but they defintely still offer it= :
>But it should be noted that they are first processing to negatives, then using negs to make slides on another generation of negative print film. Since it is Seattle Film Works, odds are that they are using movie print film. There is no practical way to reversal process negative film so that it will yield a positive, something that is perfectly practical to do with Plus X or Tri X black and white film (I've done it with good