As I began to explain
in the introduction, the big problem with print film
is the disconnect between what you set your exposure to and
what the finished product looks like. The disconnect that
I am referring to is the printing process. Unless you make
your own prints, you are relying on someone else's skill on
this. Most beginners (myself included) also tend to get their
print film processed in the cheapest manner, which means a
large chain where no one actually makes any adjustments in
the printing process to make your pictures look accurate.
On top of that, even if the technician making the prints has
the best intentions, they can't know exactly what you intended
with your shots. I have been frustrated with this lack of
control and I rarely ever shoot print film anymore.