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User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Hi,

Has anyone ever used this film? I've got a roll in my camera right now and curious to know how it performs. It's a cheap film so I suspect it's not too great. I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Cheers,
Jason Milligan
Melbourne Australia

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User currently offlineIanm From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Hi Jason,

I've used it twice, and I don't like it. When compared to Provia F, the grain looks like sandpaper. Also the blue/green colours seem to dominate, but that may be due to the processing I got.

But hey, its about 1/3 the price of Provia F in Australia (well Melbourne atleast).

regards

Ian M.





User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Hi,

I used several rolls of it last year, including an entire day at a wildlife photo safari in India. IMHO, all my pics were wasted. Just like Ian said, it is grainy and the blue-greens are almost flourescant.

here's a sample:



I'd avoid this film.

Cheers,

Charles


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4341 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Hi Jason,

I have used this film once and had some nice results.

Here's an example currently in the a.net database waiting to be viewed by Johan.



If it's not working here...< http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/USERJ145_taxi.jpg>

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4341 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2419 times:







Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Hello,

I have never used that one, I am using Kodak Elite Chrome 100 exclusivley and I love it.

Just take a look at some of my pictures here on a.net and that gives you an example of what you can expect.

Vasco


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

I've used both Elite chrome 100, and the extra color 100 and havent seen any difference...

good film though..

CHRIS


User currently offlineJac From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2405 times:

I used a roll of this film recently and I liked the result, however indoor shots weren't that great.

Anyway Fuji Sensia 100 seems somehow better but that's of course matter of opinion...


User currently offlineTomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Jason,

My take on this is that you may get more accurate color rendition outdoors using films that are not "Extra Color" or the Kodak "S" series. (S=Saturated). I believe these films are Kodak's response to certain of the popular Fujichrome films, which tend to be more colorful (saturated) overall. I base this statement on my own experience.

About 5 years ago when Fuji Velvia was the up and coming buzz, I conducted two controlled evaluations with identical cameras/lenses. This work was done to satisfy my own curiosity, though some of it was used in a film comparision study the by magazine Railpace.

The shots were outdoor subjects, much of it scenery. I had Velvia in one camera, K64 in the other. Velvia's color saturation (and tight grain) brought many "Oohs" and "Ahhs" when I presented the results as slide shows. These shows were comprised mostly of experienced photographers. Many were K64 shooters, but the Velvia surely impressed most of them. Of course, we didn't think Velvia's colors were more accurate, we just thought they were more eye-catching.

Regarding some of the follow-up posts. I sure like US Airways current c/s, like on the great RJ-145 shot that was posted, but we really need more colorful subjects to evaluate the film. But really, it's up to you what level of color accuracy you want in your slides. I prefer a film that is more accurate and life-like than the new "pumped up" films.

TomH


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