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What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:07 pm

For those of you who shoot with film, what brand do you use? Are you loyal to a certain brand? If so, why?
 
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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:04 pm

When I do shoot film (it's rare these days) I shoot Fuji products as they are extremely high quality films. If you want ISO 100 print film, there is nothing better than Fuji Reala, it's the best. Finest grain, best color. If you need 400 speed print film, go for the Fuji Superia 400, again, a darn good film. If you want slide films, "go for the gold" and get the Fuji Velvia. The new Velvia 100 (NOT 100F!!!) is very good stuff, as good as the legendary & original Velvia 50 produced in the last 15 years.

If you insist on Kodak film, try the Ultra Color series for your print film and the Ektachrome series for your slide film, I don't have much experience with either but they're pretty good. Don't waste your time or money on the Kodachrome films since there are only a handful of places in the world that can process them. Both the film and the processing is more than it's worth. This is a very out dated film.

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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:29 pm

For Prints my favorite used to be the Kodak Supra 100 ISO until it stopped production a few years later. Replacements are President's CHoice ISO 100 (Superia100), and Fuji Reala 100 Print films.

Actually I am interested in learning more about tis Ultra brands from Kodak. Does it show less grains in the photos and after the scan?

On the slide side, I use Kodachrome 64 as they are reputable around the world.
Despite its rarity, and the steep price for film/processing, I believe it is worth it.
I also use Fuji Provia 100F and Sensia ll 100ISO.
Provia 100F is an amazing film able to produce super sharp and crisp pictures and has extremely fine grain so night/or low light shots look very good.
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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:05 pm

Quoting Kc7mmi (Reply 1):
When I do shoot film (it's rare these days) I shoot Fuji products as they are extremely high quality films. If you want ISO 100 print film, there is nothing better than Fuji Reala, it's the best. Finest grain, best color. If you need 400 speed print film, go for the Fuji Superia 400, again, a darn good film. If you want slide films, "go for the gold" and get the Fuji Velvia. The new Velvia 100 (NOT 100F!!!) is very good stuff, as good as the legendary & original Velvia 50 produced in the last 15 years

I haven't used my film camera for a long time now but hope to resurrect it for my holiday to South Africa, but I would totaly agree with Benjamin on the Fuji film, best I have ever used. I stopped using Kodak a long time ago because the quality was simply rubbish. As for slides, I'll let a slide expert post or just do a search as ther was a few threads started on slide film usage.

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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:23 pm

I use Fuji Velvia 100F almost exclusively when shooting colour.
Sometimes when I want moody, low contrast, shots I use Reala or NPH (400N now I think).
For B&W I had to change from Ilford Delta 100 to Kodak TMax 100 as Ilford is out of business.
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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:35 pm

I 'm using Fujichrome Provia 100F because of the extreme sharpness and the great colours. A nice film to scan. For prints I use Fuji Reala.

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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:49 pm

I used to shoot slides for spotting until 3 years ago, and I still shoot (quite a lot of) slides for anything else than planespotting (travel photography, nature, etc.). I was never much a fan of the all-so-famous Kodak K64. For slides I have always used (and will as long it remains available) the Agfa CTX 100, occasionally supported by the Fuji Velvia.

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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:06 pm

I only use Kodachrome (25 while it existed, nowadays 64) when shooting 50mm rampshots. Nothing else.



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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:43 pm

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 4):
For B&W I had to change from Ilford Delta 100 to Kodak TMax 100 as Ilford is out of business.

Totally incorrect, I work for what was Ilford Imaging. It is now split, Ilford Imaging is now a solely Digital company based in Switzerland, currently just coming out of receivership after being bought by a Japanese company.

The B&W side of the company is now run by the ex management of the Mobberley site and is called Harman technology Ltd. It still trades with the Ilford brand name. All B&W film and paper products are still available and we are now putting money back into B&W R&D as there is a good market for new products.

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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:58 pm

hmm, my dealer hasn't had a shipment of Ilford film in half a year, keeps hearing they're out of business from his supplier/importer.

I had heard there were plans for a restart, but that's the last news I had.
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RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:26 pm

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 9):
hmm, my dealer hasn't had a shipment of Ilford film in half a year, keeps hearing they're out of business from his supplier/importer.

I had heard there were plans for a restart, but that's the last news I had.

I have checked with our SCM and Production units here at Mobberley and there has been no problem with film supply apart from XP2 since the beginning of the year. There have been 'issues' with some suppliers around the world but that is about all I can say in a public forum.

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