Just a general question for you guys. What are the advantages of using slide film over print film. I haven't entered the digital age yet and am slowly starting night sky photography. I have noticed with my regular negative print film that my pictured tend to come out somewhat grainy, especially when I tried photographing Venus and Mercury (see attached). Would slide film help rectify this problem. Also, when developing slide film is there any way to get it developed other than in slides? I have read that this can be a major pain to do.
thanks for any and all help.
Both photos taken with a Cannon RebelG. The picture of Scorpius was a thirty second exposure at f4.0 and ISO 200.
The picture of Mercury and Venus was at f4.5 thirty seconds and ISO 200. (it was also -30F when I took this photo)