Sonic99
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Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 3:42 am


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

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mirage
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 4:59 am

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
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 5:29 am


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..

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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 5:33 am

Nice shots!
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Ivica
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 6:03 am

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
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 6:25 am

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
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 9:31 am

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
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Sonic99
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 11:18 am

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

 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 8:31 pm

good for you!
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jun 30, 2001 8:42 pm

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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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Mon Jul 02, 2001 9:23 pm

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!!!!

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Gerardo
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Mon Jul 02, 2001 10:18 pm

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

 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Fri Jul 06, 2001 10:41 am


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
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Fri Jul 06, 2001 11:15 am

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
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jul 07, 2001 1:09 am

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

 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jul 07, 2001 1:21 am

Great shot!
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jul 07, 2001 2:38 am

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
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jul 07, 2001 2:52 am

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
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sat Jul 07, 2001 6:01 pm

Sonic,

Where are the pics now? Kodak Porta 160 hey??
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sun Jul 08, 2001 5:58 am

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
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sun Jul 08, 2001 9:31 am


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

Stephan
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Sun Jul 08, 2001 9:56 am

Did you fix what side the sun was on?  Big grin
 
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RE: Using New Film - Here Are The Pics!

Mon Jul 09, 2001 11:26 am


... workin' on it.

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