Tak Imura , Jan 24, 2008; 04:34 a.m.
It sounds as if your situation is normal as that is what is expected of using a slide film and processing it as a neg in c-41. If this isn't to your liking you will have to print it like a neg to get a more positive image. Since your end process is with the daylab you might try using negative film and having it cross processed in e-6. This will give you more of a positive image to start with. You should bracket images with a test roll to find a good ISO to start with.