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User currently offline*Niels* From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

Hi there,
Is there anybody who can tell me if a kodak ultra 400 iso film is a good choice for photo's with a lot of sunlight.
Thanks

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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

If you have lots of sun, there is no reason to use any film more sensitive than 100 ASA. You pictures will thank you for it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Charles


User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

Agreed. Don't buy into the Kodak hype. Kodak Ultra is NOT for all conditions - it's to persuade the point and shoot brigade to all buy the same film - thereby allowing Kodak to make more profit by phasing out production of slower print emulsions (except those for specialist users - this now means the professional branded stuff plus Royal). I believe Gold 100 has already bitten the dust, and they'll get rid of 200 soon too if they can! DON'T BUY THE ULTRA!!! JUST SAY NO!

 Smile


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Kodak Ultra is a good film for what it was designed for ... snappers with compact cameras ... this film is remarkably tolerant and probably means most people will get a recognisable image regardless of lighting and equipment. But at a price, and that price is quality - while you'll get OK pics with this film, you;re unlikely to get great pics.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offline*Niels* From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Thank you guys!!
I think that I can conclude that the ultra is specially for night shots with a compact camera

But what about the FUJIFILM Superia 200 ASA, or mayby somebody has a better suggestion.
I'm going to visit the island of Lanzarote and I stay near the airport of Arrecife (ACE), that's why I'm looking for a film that's better then the type of film I'm normally using


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Use 100 ASA. Nothing higher, unless you are shooting family pics at a barbeque

Charles


User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

You should also get plenty of good light on Lanzarote - you shouldn't NEED a film faster than 100 ASA, unless the weather is poor (in which case, you're better off not shooting anyway). If all you can get hold of locally is 200, then that will have to do, but for sharpness, colour and fine grain, 100 ASA is what you really want.

User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

Niels, get the Fuji Superia 100, or if you want to try slides, then Fuji Sensia 100. For the light conditions in Lanzarote anything higher would be a waste of - above all - quality, believe me.

Good luck!

Regards
Gerardo



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

If you want negs, then Fuji Reala (100ASA) is probably the best consumer neg film you can get

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offline*Niels* From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

Thank you guys, i'm leaving tomorrow and lets hope that the results will be placed in the database.

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