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What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 3:44 am

I'm a new aviation photographer and have had 20 successful uploads to a.net in the past month. (you can find my a.net photos here: http://russellfam.us)
Right now I'm using Agfa Optima 100 and 200 films and have also used Fujifilm Super HQ 200. As I'm not very impressed with either I'm still looking for better 35mm film for producing finer grain photos. What 35mm print film have you had excellent results with?
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 3:52 am

Benjamin
I use slide film now but I liked using Fuji Reala as a print film . The best used to be Kodak Ektar 25 but I don't think you can get it now.
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:01 am

I'm also a big fan of Fuji's Reala... For MY eyes, it produces excellent results, fine grain.... BTW: It's been a while since I saw something lower than a ISO 100-speed film, I was told there are none left on the market now.

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:05 am

When I still shot prints I used Fuji Reala. Superfine grain and superb color rendition!

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:07 am

Derek, Mike and Wietse, thanks for your comments, I plan to try out Fuji Reala in the near future. As for higher speed film (400, 800) what can anyone recommend? I'm looking to stop rotor blades and with the best possible results. Thanks.
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:18 am

Are you looking for print film only? I am affraid that there isnt really good 400 asa printfilm out there.. Just go Fuji or Kodak, you cant go wrong there.

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:20 am

A friend of mine swears that the Kodak Royal Gold 400 gives the best results... I might buy one or two for those hopeless winterdays at GVA!!

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:30 am

I say, you could stay all the way from ASA 100 to ASA 800 with Fuji. I've tried few rolls of Fuji Superia Xtra 800. That film is just amazing! It's not of course as fine grain as any ASA 100 film, but as for an ASA 800 film, it beats even some ASA 400 films.

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:27 am

I've used Reala quite a few times in the past, a really nice film. However, after trying Superia 100, that's what I've been using since then when shooting prints. There's really not much difference between Reala and Superia in terms of grain, but I find Superia gives less of a colour cast compared to Reala.
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:43 am

Sorry to sound ignorant but what is film?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:13 am

Film is what proper photographers use.
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:59 pm

I did a search for remarks containing "Reala" and a bunch of photos came up. However, the amount of photos taken with Reala (or claimed to be taken with Reala) has significantly decreased since 2002 and 2001. Does this film produce a sharp enough picture to keep up with a.net's ever-increasing quality standards?
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Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:26 pm

I use Digital Film.  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud


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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:20 pm

Reala will be fine if you scan the negative. I don't know what the acceptance rate is here now for prints scanned on a flat bed.

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:04 pm

Derek, that is quite true.
And the REAL photographers use black and white (yes, I use black and white (though not exclusively)).
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:21 pm

Thanks guys, and Derek those are very nice photos. I'll be looking forward to shooting with Reala very soon. I also have a roll of Superia X-Tra 400 I plan to try out.
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:23 pm

Real photographers use slidefilm!

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:48 pm

If I wasn't interested in making prints from my photos, I might use slide film. In the event that I do decide to change, what kind of slide film can be recommended?
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:52 pm

If I wasn't interested in making prints from my photos, I might use slide film.

You can always scan the frames you want prints of, burn the files on a CD and take it to the closest lab where they make prints out of files. Some labs, however, make prints directly from mounted slides, but the results are not that good.

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:14 pm

Joge said: Some labs, however, make prints directly from mounted slides, but the results are not that good.

What???  Nuts Nothing could be further from the truth. If the lab does it right, a print made directly from a slide (no inter-neg) will be way way better than anything you could achieve from printing a home-scanned slide burned onto a CD.

But you could do it that way - home scanning, and it doesn't work out too bad with small size prints. Either way, for submitting pictures here, you really need a dedicated film scanner, not a flatbed. Once you've got that, you can as has been said scan print from a scanned slide, or for that really special job take the slide to a lab and get it printed properly.

In answer to what slide film... There's only one - Kodachrome 64!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:28 pm

Andy,

Like with the negative scan, the printers attempt to make some kind of (color) corrections with the slides too, but not on file prints, if set so. For instance, the Agfa d.lab machines apply one kind of smart blur filter on the image before the print, if printing a slide. This is to reduce the amount of grain in the picture, but some of the prints look more like a painting!

My point is, that if you scan your slides by yourself, you can do all the crop, rotate, color correction and everything else you want.

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:55 pm

And the REAL photographers use black and white  Yeah sure

What kind of bs is that? Doesnt matter what you use, everyone is a REAL photographer when he takes a picture.. stop promoting b&w film.. there are new types of photography on the horizon, and just because you dont use any of those methods, doesnt mean that it isnt REAL photography...

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:08 pm

Sorry Wietse, my comment wasn't meant to be taken seriously - just in reply to a comment made in jest (I hope)

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Mon Oct 20, 2003 4:03 am

After trying out a few films I stick with Reala, and on occasions Superia 200.
As for slide Provia 100.
I can't wait to try out the Velvia 100, just have to finish the Superia 200 roll.

The Kodak 100GX slide is an interesting one, too. The 100VS came out with dull colours for me.

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Mon Oct 20, 2003 4:56 am

Derek,

My comment was not aimed towards you. Offcourse film is still fine and modern etc.. but the thought that real photographers only use B&W film is just bs.. Smile

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:39 am

These days I use mostly Fuji Superia 100, and Sensia 100 when I shoot slides.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Tue Oct 21, 2003 3:36 pm

Just kinda curious, has anyone had success with Agfa films?
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Tue Oct 21, 2003 5:59 pm

I use Fuji Reala. It produces excelent results for us who can't afford digital yet... (at least until November Big grin)

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Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:43 pm

Several weeks I had some films left of a wedding. And that was the Fuji NPH 400.

Pretty nice film too.


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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 8:58 pm

Tim,

you should define that further mate ...

Kodachrome 64 ... that's all my camera feeds on !!!!

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:57 pm

you should define that further mate ...
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Film implies K64 Big grin

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:39 am

Tim,

these are the winning numbers .....

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:52 am

I use Fuji Superia Reala 100. I think its the best film. All my this year photos were made by this film.


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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:45 am

Thanks Ignatiy. I got my Reala roll developed yesterday and was impressed with the results. The colors are great, the shadow areas are nice, and the grain is finer. I'll post a couple pics on here when they get approved. Thanks guys.
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:22 am

So far, this post as I can see it is "really" only about 4 replies long.

I've spoiled my camera rotten with Kodachrome 25 over the past year, but Kodachrome 64 is otherwise the only film out there, period. You want real colors? Kodachrome is your answer. You want over-saturation, or discoloration? Fujichromes and Agfachromes and Ektachromes are your answers. It's that simple  Smile

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:37 am

I'll make it a point to try K64 IF I ever decide to use slides...but for now I enjoy looking at nice 4x6 prints from quality print film. Big grin
 
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 8:33 am

Well, the thread isn't about slide film, so I guess it's more than 4 replies long.

I doubt you'll have much luck when shooting K25 indoors with artificial light...

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:48 pm

K25 indoors?? No good, just needs too much flash.
Just filled 16 rolls under the LAS and LAX sun, now THAT is what K25 is for.

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:01 pm

For prints I use Fuji Superia 100.. They are cheap.
I got away from Reala cuz I found that its scans produced too many grain and noise. I hate that film now.

The late Kodak Supra was the best professional film ever!! RIP
Kodak Gold only works for sun conditions. Only then can you get awesome results like I have. Otherwise its garbage.

FOr slides I mainly shoot Provia 100F, and of course I have tried a number of rolls of K64 and was pleased with the results from both slide films.
Its just harder to find K64 thesedays though.

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Oct 30, 2003 3:01 am

I just can't resist to tell everyone here:

DO NOT USE VELVIA 100F

As much as I love the Velvia 50 I hate the 100F version. That film ruined most of my Australia photos because of it's ultra high contrast. Nice colors, sturation, grain etc. but if you only have the slightest kind of shade in the picture it will come out pitch black.
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Oct 30, 2003 3:06 am

This is a similar similar reason as to why I stopped using Agfa Optima. Shaddow areas really looked crappy and grainy.
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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:32 pm

Peter,

You got any more rolls of Kodachrome 25 available?  Smile

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RE: What Kind Of Film Do You Use?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:54 pm

Ok guys...here are some samples of different films I have used...

Fuji Reala

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Fuji Superia X-TRA 400

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I think the Reala was the best so far since I don't care for high-contrast films. Right now I'm working a roll of Superia 100...will report when I find out how that turns out.
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