SafetyDude
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Kodak Or Fuji

Sun Dec 02, 2001 10:56 pm

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.
-Will
(PS. If you are digital, no need to reply.)
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jwenting
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 12:58 am

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.

Cameras Nikon F80 and Minolta X300
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 1:04 am

I use Fuji for my SLR's It's a nice brand too.
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 1:06 am

I only use Fuji Provia 100F. This is in my opinion the best film.

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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 1:13 am

I use Kodak Elitechrome ExtraColor 100.
My camera is a Canon A-1.

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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 4:44 am

Fuji makes the colors more vivid I have found. But Kodak is more realistic. My vote is for Kodak. I use 100 speed gold as a standard for my shots.

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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 6:57 am

I use fuji slide films because I can quickly get them developed and sensia for example is quite cheap and produces good results.

However I saw a guy selling nature photos in the mall(sunsets, mountain scapes etc) and he said they were all shot on elitechrome. The results were nothing short of breathtaking.

 
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 7:21 am

I usually shoot Sensia 100, K64 on occasions. The K64 looks great when projected, but they are absolutely a nightmare to scan. The processing time of 3 weeks in Belgium is also a disadvantage.

Since I'm rather new to photography I prefer to shoot Fuji, since my lab can do them in two days, in that way I get fast feedback when I'm experimenting.

Staffan
 
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 9:35 am

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.

Camera is a Canon EOS Rebel G.

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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 11:15 am

Thanks everyone. I'm going to try both and see what i like better.
-Will
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psa188
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RE: Kodak Of Course

Mon Dec 03, 2001 12:31 pm

Kodachrome 64 is still the best from a reliability/longevity standpoint. Let's see if those fuji slides hold their color in 50 years.
 
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RE: Kodak Of Course

Mon Dec 03, 2001 5:26 pm

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.  Big grin

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RE: Kodak Of Course

Mon Dec 03, 2001 6:02 pm

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!  Sleepy
 
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 6:40 pm

Kodachrome 64... 'nuff said.

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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 7:02 pm

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
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 7:12 pm

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.

Things have changed a bit in the last 50 years...
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 10:30 pm

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.

Pierre
 
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Mon Dec 03, 2001 10:52 pm

Heh, heh. I remember when I was being taught photography (this was 1979-80). My usual film was K25 and I considered K64 to be "fast".

Oh Jesus, I'm getting... older.

Charles
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psa188
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Tue Dec 04, 2001 12:17 pm

>>Is your work really that important that it needs to be
>>preserved for your great-grandchildren?

I like to think that my slides will be useful after I pass on although it's an open question if that will be true. Nonetheless, I'll use a good archival film just in case.
 
hawaiian717
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RE: Kodak Or Fuji

Tue Dec 04, 2001 4:23 pm

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).

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