SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 16 Posted (12 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1822 times:
Hey, I was wondering what everyone used to take pictures. Please also include what camera you use. Also feel free to talk about past film you used in your camera.
(PS. If you are digital, no need to reply.)
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1721 times:
Fuji inside for the last decade.
Before that, mostly Kodak. Fuji overtook Kodak about 10 years ago in colour reproduction and grain (better and smaller).
To be exact:
NPH 400 print and Sensia 100 slide (might try some Sensia 400 for the winter).
B&W film, I use Ilford Delta 400.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3146 posts, RR: 8 Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 days ago) and read 1670 times:
I mostly use Fuji Reala 100 print film. I have tried and have been happy with Kodachrome 64, but it takes 3 weeks to get developed from Hawaii, so I'll probably be trying Provia 100F soon. I'll probably move to shooting mostly slides soon as well, probably after I've tried Provia.
Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 538 posts, RR: 52 Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
Kodak Kodachrome K64 always and forever.... if that cold day in hell ever comes that Kodak discontinues it, then I'll be switching to Fuji Provia 100F. My N90s has never touch prints and never will.... I leave that job to the N80 and only for family shots.
5280AGL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 414 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
It will only be a matter of time before Kodak discontinues Kodachrome. They have slowly been phasing it out for the past couple of years. First the professional lines goes, now Kodachrome 25 and 200. Why? I have no idea, the rest of Kodak's films are complete junk. Oh well, Kodachrome is not even close to being the "best" slide film out there anymore. Both Fuji and Agfa have films that technically blow the doors of Kodachrome. From a collectors standpoint, I can definetely see the appeal of Kodachrome. But, todays modern E6 emulsions (if properly processed and stored) should have no problem lasting 50 years+, which is a pretty long time. I don't know about you, but I could probably care less what my slides look like when I am 83 years old, hell, I will probably be dead!
DSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7 Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1653 times:
I pretty much use all Fuji, Provia 100F is the best general-purpose slide film on the market, period. While Velvia is the best "super saturated" film.
I still find uses for Kodachrome, but not many, especially now that KR25 is gone. I just isn't worth it...I honestly don't want to wait 2-4 weeks to get slides back. Especially when the results obtained by an E6 film like Provia (which I can get back in an hour) are far superior to KR64.
Maybe Kodak will get their butts in gear and develop a modern replacement for KR. But, from the looks of things, that will never happen.
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Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
Kodachrome 64 is still the best from a reliability/longevity standpoint. Let's see if those fuji slides hold their color in 50 years.
Conservatism pure and simple. Let me see how those K64 slides hold up in 500 years and I might go and use them. Is your work really that important that it needs to be preserved for your great-grandchildren?
Fuji holds up very well. In fact, the old negatives I have (20 years only, I'm sorry) show better keeping for Fuji than they do for Kodak.
Lanpie From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
I am taking photos with a Nikon F80. I have been using K64 since 1976. I also used K25 when it was available. Processing time in Canada, 10 working days or less. Lately, I tried Fuji Sensia 100 and Provia 100, the photos came out very good.
I also used Kodak Royal Gold 200 and Fuji 200, the photos were ok but I got better results using slide films.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3146 posts, RR: 8 Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
Another thought to consider, if you're worried about color shifts in any film, you can always scan them and store them on a computer. For example, build up about ~600MB of high resolution, high quality images in a lossless data format (like TIFF, not JPEG), then burn them onto a CD. Short of differences in color display between various monitors, printers, etc., you'll always have a reproduction of your original image the way it was (assuming also that you have a good scanner).