dcz00
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Shooting With Film (preference)

Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:16 am

When shooting with film to transfer to digital (in normal daylight) would it be recommended to shoot with a fine grain film? On my scans, I'm still showing a little too much emulsion for my taste. I'm currently using Kodak Professional 400 speed.
 
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JeffM
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RE: Shooting With Film (preference)

Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:36 am

I find it difficult to believe you ask this question. You know that lower speed film has a finer grain by your own admission, and that it produces images with less visible grain. Yet you ask if shooting a finer grain film will produce a less grainy scan?

Did I miss something?

[Edited 2006-01-20 19:45:45]
 
linco22
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RE: Shooting With Film (preference)

Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:39 am

Geez Jeff, give the guy a break. He is only asking.
 
dcz00
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RE: Shooting With Film (preference)

Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:55 am

I guess my question would be, is switching to a finer grain film worth it? Are the results after scan actually that much better?

Forgive me for asking the question, but I am rather new at the hobby.
 
mikephotos
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RE: Shooting With Film (preference)

Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:06 am

Quoting Dcz00 (Reply 3):
I guess my question would be, is switching to a finer grain film worth it? Are the results after scan actually that much better?

Yes, it's worth it if you do not need the speed of 400.

Mike
 
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RE: Shooting With Film (preference)

Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:16 am

Daniel
The best philosophy is always to use the slowest film you need, in any photography. I am sure it could be done, but if you want to upload to this site, you are making it difficult to get your images accepted.
In the Texas sun I would try to use 100 ISO film most of the time and 200 when necessary
Mick Bajcar
 
dc10tim
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RE: Shooting With Film (preference)

Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:45 am

If you are shooting on slide and the sky is clear, stick to ISO 100 film , such as Fuji Provia or Astia. By and large, the results I have seen from ISO 200 slide films are terrible.

Regards,

Tim.
Obviously missing something....
 
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RE: Shooting With Film (preference)

Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:31 am

Quoting Linco22 (Reply 2):
Geez Jeff, give the guy a break. He is only asking.

A question he himself already knows the answer to.
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