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Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)  
User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

I've been using 100 speed films during the entire last winter, I've noticed it always hasn't been fast enough due to lack of daylight during winter in Finland. Now I'm wondering what fast films have fine grain and colours good for airliners.net.


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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2192 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2412 times:


I've just started experimenting also, so it'd be good for me to learn too  Big thumbs up

BA777 (Henry)

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

I usually always shoot with Kodak Gold 200 print film. It gets very good results on most shots, but on others it is not as good and gets a little blotchy, all depends on the light I guess,..

Search for Serge Walczak to see 16 examples all shot with Kodak Gold 200 and a Pentax ZX-30... scanned flatbed...

...Serge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1599 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Sensia 200 is pretty ok for grain and colours but admittedly not as good as Sensia 100

Here's an example I noticed in uploaded in recent days taken on Sensia 200

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Photo © Dariusz Jezewski


PS: Dont forget you can always push film from lets say ISO 100 to ISO 200 or 400. I know Chris Sheldon has said he has pushed Sensia 100 to ISO400 and had acceptable results. Provia 100F is supposed to be quite good for the job also.

User currently offlineTomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

I like Kodak Elitechrome 200. I have been using it for a couple of years now when I need the additional film speed and I think it is quite good. It has much finer grain than the terrible Kodak Kodachrome 200.

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

I recently pushed Provia 100F +2 stops to 400 ASA, and the results were almost imperceptable. Provia 400F is also quite good - see http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/10457/4/


User currently offlineEddgge From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 days ago) and read 2381 times:

I use Sensia 100, and if i want 400 I use Provia 400. Of what ive heard, Fuji films are the best when it comes to color and sharpness. I only use slide films for spotting. And I got my Photosmart S20 filmscanner two weeks ago, slides works best in this scanner (negative lacks in color).

So i will go on using Fuji, no need to try any other brand as long as Fuji works this well  Big thumbs up

Best regards,

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Provia 400 is the only slide film over ISO 100 I've found that's any good. Normally I prefer negative film for higher ISOs - Superia 200, 400 are fairly good, but I don't think there's much between these and the Kodak equivalents.



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Best ISO 400 printfilm by far is Fuji NPH 400. Grain is comparable to Kodak Gold 100 (that's no typo...).
Provia 400 would be the best slidefilm. For 200, ISO 100 slidefilm pushed 1 stop is preferable according to most to ISO 200 slidefilm. That would make it Provia 100 at 200.

Overall, Fuji has better grain and more natural colours than does Kodak (won't even mention Agfa), Kodak has warmer colours (with Fuji you might want a warming filter (81A or B) under cloudy conditions if you think the results are too cold).

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