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Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!  
User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3204 times:


I'd appreciate everyone's comments on these pics.

I started using Kodak Portra 160NC and although it's a bit unforgiving in terms of exposure I've really noticed a difference in picture quality! The light conditions weren't the best when shooting these:

Sonic99

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/aa-n935an.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ac_c-gava.jpg



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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

The photos are very well taken, I just find they are a little unclear, maybe because the sun was on the other side of the fuselage. Are you scanning prints?

Luis


User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3049 times:


Yup, scanning prints - to my dismay. I don't have the equipment to scan colour negs.  Sad

BTW, the sun was just barely to the other side of the fuselage..

Sonic99


User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Nice shots!
Regards,
Ivica


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

I think if you get good light conditions, your shots are good as others we see here. The problem is reaching the point were the photos are clear without being grainy. Practice the unsharp mask until you get good results and don't forget the most important, good light source.

good luck
Luis


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

Excellent shots, you have almost reached perfection. As long as you make sure the sun is behind you then i am sure your photo's will get accepted.

Regards, Dan


User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

Sonic,

The shots themselves look ok but don't you think professional wedding film offers better results then something like Kodak Gold 100 for avaition photography?

Jason Milligan
Melbourne Australia


User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3002 times:

Jason,

As it happens, I'm testing different types of film in different conditions. Of the 36 frames on the roll I only took 2 pics of planes and those are the ones you see. If you're happy with Gold then stick with it - I'm not, so I test different films. Airplanes is not the only subject matter for my photography. Here's an example of my other interests (architecture) and I'm proud of it!

Sonic99



User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2982 times:

good for you!

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

I get better results overall with Fuji NPS160 and NPH400 than with the equivalent Superia. Both of those are weddingfilms. They are probably marketted as such because the wedding/portret market is the largest consumer of professional colour negative film, not because they are useless for anything else.
NPH in particular has not only better grain than Superia 400, it has about the same grain as NPS 160 (which itself has about the same grain as Superia 100).
Colour saturation is excellent (Superia is a bit flat sometimes), and colour reproduction is the usual Fuji excellence.



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Sonic99, may I know, which film you used for the architecture pic? Is it a slide or a print film (I assume slide)? The colors look AWESOME!!!!

Regards
Gerardo



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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Sonic99,

You may also want to try Portra 160VC (Vivid color) instead of the NC. I started using Portra 160 about 6 months ago. First I tried the NC but the colors were a little too dull for me when used for aviation photography. After a couple rolls of NC, I switched to VC and I am much happier with the colors.

And for Jasonnm, yes the Portra 160 gives me much better results than Gold 100 and slightly better than Royal Gold 100.

I also have started expirimenting with Kodak Supra 100. So far I like the results and it is less expensive than the Portra 160.

Richard Silagi



User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2934 times:


Sorry for the late reply... just got back from a nice vacation. Thanks for the tip Richard. I've already bought a couple of rolls of "VC" for testing. Can't wait to see the results.


Gerardo:

Glad you like the picture. The "Montreal Casino" pic indeed is slide; the film was Kodak E100VS - very impressed with the results myself.

Regards,

Stephan


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2919 times:

Sonic,

Do you have a website where you post your pics? I'd love to see some other pics from Montreal. Excellent work  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

AC320,

Yeah, I had a site up for a while, but my ISP has transfer restrictions and ever since I posted my Canada Formula 1 pics the transfer limit was reached in no time at all... So I'm looking at posting my a/c and city pics elsewhere on the net. Any ideas would be welcome.

In the meantime, here's another for your enjoyment - this may be familiar to some: "Montreal by Night"

Cheers
Sonic99



User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

Great shot!
/JM



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Wow you have an eye for photography sonic!

Those pics are cool, i like taking pictures of city's, normally from a high vantage point.

I remember seeing a picture of toronto at night in a thunderstorm and the cloud was being lit by the light on top of the CN Tower.

The first architecture pic you posted is of a boat right? Big grin

Regards, Dan


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

ah, I love that view  Big thumbs up. I'm sure geocities or angelfire would be "satisfactory" locations to post your pictures for now, until something better is found

User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

Sonic,

Where are the pics now? Kodak Porta 160 hey??


User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Gimme a break.  Smile

Message came back from Johan with a mention of "low" image quality. I'll re-scan it and upload again. The AA will get on for sure. Just too bad I was on the wrong side of the sun when I snapped it. Oh well... shoot and learn - that's what photography's all about I suppose.

Cheers,
Stephan


User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2849 times:


There they are again. Fixed the scans up a bit. Anything to add Jason?

Stephan


User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Did you fix what side the sun was on?  Big grin

User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2834 times:


... workin' on it.

S


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