APP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2572 times:
I can't afford to go digital or get a slide scanner at the moment, therefore I need to stick with 100ASA colour print film.
I'm looking for opinions and advice about which film performs the best overall for aviation photography. I know everyone will have their favourites, so I'd be interested to hear what you've all got to say....it could end up as a poll!!!
So, what's it to be; Fuji Reala, Kodak Supra, or Kodak Royal Gold?
Thanks in advance,
CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2516 times:
I used all three and the Kodak Supra 100 and Gold 100 work better than the reala in low light, sunlight, and other conditions. The Reala was worse. I was on a UA lfight and I took a picture of the engine while we were at cruise speed and when it came out it was all purple but I used Kodak Gold on the flight back and they came out good even in bad weather. Same thing for the Supra 100. I used it in cloudy weather and it worked good. Mostly the Reala did poor in cloudy conditions but both Kodak films did good.
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TimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
I've used Kodak Supra 100 for a few years and I absolutely loved it.
Although I have never used Reala, which is supposed to be good as well, Supra is far superior to any other films like Royal Gold or Superia.
But whatever film you choose be sure to pay plenty for developing, that's where the real win in quality is. Good developing and processing is the key to a good print. It can be very expensive though, and that's one reason why I've changed to slides (K64). Actually Wietse I have a roll of Provia that I'm going to try out one of these days.
I might start using it for actionshots in lower light conditions, or maybe even sun when I like it.