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User currently offlineN907CL From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 255 posts, RR: 6
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

I Just started using an Acer Scanwit Film Scanner 2720S. I used ISO 400 Superia X-tra Fujifilm for some early morning shots at twilight and sunrise. The prints came back great with no noticeable grain and with sharp detail. I scanned the film on the film scanner, and they look all grainy, and useless. What gives!? I thought I used the right film. I mean the prints look great, but why all the grain on the film scanner when its suppose to have a better image than scanning a print on a flat bed? I’m only using negative film until I learn the workings of my camera, but this is discouraging to buy new equipment (=$$$$) and get these crappy looking scans.

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User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1177 times:


Try using 100 ISO film; it has finer grain. 400 is very grainy when you scan it with the film scanner.

I used to shoot 400 because it liked it's speed but I can get away with getting the same results with 100 ISO even in low light.

Good luck
Jason Milligan
Melbourne Australia

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

The Fuji Superia 400 has grain comparable to 200 ISO films from other major brands.
The best film there is, except maybe the professional Fuji film (HNG 400), which has even less grain but different colour ballance as it is designed for wedding photography (and thus accurate skintones).

I stopped using 100 years ago with no regret. It's not even commonly available here (200 is the new standard, I always stock 400 and 800 only).

I'm going to try the Fuji HNG 400 when the current stock of Superia Xtra runs out, will keep you posted. Their SNG 160 also looks good from the specs. Should have grain better than a regular 64...

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