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Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)

Fri May 24, 2002 5:32 am

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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RE: Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)

Fri May 24, 2002 5:55 am


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

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RE: Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)

Fri May 24, 2002 6:11 am

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,..

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RE: Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)

Fri May 24, 2002 7:45 am

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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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.
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RE: Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)

Fri May 24, 2002 9:09 am

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.
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RE: Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)

Fri May 24, 2002 1:31 pm

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/

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RE: Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)

Fri May 24, 2002 4:08 pm

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

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RE: Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)

Fri May 24, 2002 11:07 pm

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.


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RE: Best ISO200&400 Films? (both Print/slide)

Sat May 25, 2002 3:51 am

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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