FUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2515 times:
I also use Fuji Sensia 100. Both the Fuji Provia 100F and the Kodakchrome K64 may deliver slightly better results, but IMO the much higher price (you pay less than EUR 3,00 for a roll of Sensia 100 including processing in Hamburg) is not justified.
I wouldn't take anything else than Fuji or Kodak slide films however.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5128 posts, RR: 53 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2505 times:
Best Film its Fuji Provia 100.
I would love to try K64 but at least here in Mexico I can't develop those films. I would have to send them somewhere in the States and wait for 2 or more weeks and it would also cost more. With Provia I have a nice lab that in 1 hour they give all my slides back.
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2476 times:
Velvia 100 beats all but Velvia 50.
Provia 100 is a good runner up.
Kodak is left standing still... K25 was excellent but no longer exists, K64 requires custom processing which has inconsistent results (just see the periodical complaints about entire batches coming back ruined) and can only be done by a very few labs worldwide (down to 4 now I believe). All other Kodak slidefilms SUCK.
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1973 posts, RR: 26 Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2414 times:
K25 was the way to go as Jwenting mentioned, but K64 still is quite good, though the processing at times, leaves something to be desired. I've been fortunate that very few rolls have come back damaged, though my last roll taken at MAN last month came back with the dreaded tram line across the top on every slide...must have been my camera according to them...yeah...
Ricardo, email me if you want to set up something to expedite some K64 through the processing labs. Being up in Houston, I can probably get your turn time down a bit...let me know if you're interested.
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 52 Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
When shooting slides, I either use Provia 100 or Sensia 100 depending on my burget that day .
I experimented with Kodak Elite Chrome 100 but I did not like the somewhat warmer colours.
Small Sensia 100 plug :
Joge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1441 posts, RR: 48 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2375 times:
If you really want to use ASA 100 film, then get Provia 100. Otherwise, Velvia 50. Are you planning to use long lenses with small aperture? AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA can be quite sunny in August and with all the widebodies, you wouldn't need ASA 100. Of course, the best solution is to have two bodies, one with ASA 100 and the other one with ASA 50.
As Will already started plugging pics, here we go then...
Hpr7 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 58 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
I just found this in my inbox.
THIS SPECIAL ALERT IS GOING OUT TO ALL ATR MEMBERS:
It is with great sadness that we share with you a piece of email we received today from a contact at the Fairlawn Kodachrome plant (below)- the last one in the U.S.A. We all knew the day was coming, though we have always been in denial about this day. Today, it is reality and the reality is sobering. We do not know what the future holds for Kodachrome as a whole, at this point we would make the educated guess that some private lab will pick up the existing Kodachrome processing demand but one can pretty much assume that we will be paying a premium for that service- which hurts us all. So what is the next answer? ship all slides to Switzerland from North America? that would takes weeks and we'd have to use European based Kodachrome film/mailers (The Swiss plant will not process North American based Kodachrome film or accept the mailers- who knows if that will change). We invite you to discuss this very important topic in our ATR forum (for members only): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/auctiontransportation/
Come share your thoughts and suggestions with our huge base of hard core Kodachrome slide collectors..
Here is a piece of the email we received:
We all kind of knew the end was coming, but had hoped it would still be awhile. When we didn't get the volume increase after Easter like we usually did, we knew how bad digital was hurting us. On June 2nd, we were called into a meeting and told there was no more customer service in Fair Lawn. Four out of six of us were let go that day. Pack up your personal stuff and go home. Did not have a chance to even let my customers know. Our effective last day of work was June 18th, although we were home. On the 30th, they announced that Fair Lawn was closing, so they then had to give me 60 days notice. They also gave us severance packages based on years of service
Needless to say, Kodachrome looks to be on the way out (at least in the US), which is why I shoot Fuji Provia 100F almost all the time. It does take a bit of getting used to, and can be a bit on the green side, but the grain is comparable to the K25 of old, and I have yet to have a roll come back scratched. Fuji in the UK still do a deal of £20 for three rolls, including Fuji processing, which normally takes less than a week. I did try Velvia 100, but the colours are far too saturated for the UK skies, but might suit some other climates.