A&P What Film do you use?

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  1. RebootEnzo

    RebootEnzo New Member

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    I have been using Fuji 200 iso film cause it is cheap and I am starting to think if I used better film my photos might come about better or less grain. I know grain depends on the speed. So what do you all use/suggest for someone with a N80 and 50mm lenses.
     
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    i havent touched film in years. but it depends on what your subject is and the look you want for what iso you should use.
     
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    Ilford 125 4x5.
     
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    Kodak Portra VC 160/400 in my Rolleiflex.
     
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    "Film"?
     
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    bonesdsm Ron Paul for Life.

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    If you want zero grain go digital like the rest of these fucktards. Grain is beautiful and its sopposed to be there. I use fuji 200, i like it.

    here is an example of kodak gold 200 that i used on my Minolta Highmatic 7s.
    [​IMG]
    Dont mind the scratches though, thats not the films fault.
     
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    better quality
    fuji velvia 50
    ilford pan f 50

    high speed
    kodak porta VC 400
    kodak tmax 400-3200
     
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    Black and white I've been getting good results with Kodak T-max 100 and for color, like someone said, Kodak Portra 160's been good.
     
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    I've got a hundred or so rolls of Astia 100, velvia 100 and provia 100/400 in my fridge

    anything 400 or under will be fine. chromes don't have grain and have superior color accuracy or saturation. But are less lenient to bad exposure (especially over exposure)

    print film can be murdered in exposure and still be useable.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Fuji Acros 100 and 400 Neopan for B&W
    Fujia Velvia and Superia in the fridge.

    If anyone needs Fujifilm VELVIA RVP 100 135-36 I need to unload some. Still fresh, and sitting in the fridge.
     
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    For my black and white class, I use Ilford HP5 plus 400 speed.
     
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    Well for outdoor pics the 200 has been having almost zero grain but indoor pics not so great but maybe that is because it is too dark...

    But for a well lighted area a 100 speed will make a huge difference?

    :love: you film users
     
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    You shouldn't see hardly any difference between 100 and 200 speed film. Work on bettering your lighting skills instead of worrying about film grain. Better light = better photos.
     
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    extreme IV's have less grain at iso 3200 :eek5:
     
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    I was worrying about the grain because I was taking pics at a bar with hardly any light and from my understanding 400/800iso is better for that.
     
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    so the higher the iso, the more sensitive to light it is. so iso 800 needs less light then iso 100. The sacrifice is grain (or noise in digital). Underexposure increases grain, as does improper development. Grain isn't bad, a grainy picture is far better than a blurry picture from too long of a shutter speed.
     
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    "hardly any light" and "grain" go hand in hand in most cases. Yes, 800 speed film will give you better exposed pics in low light but you'll get increased grain. If you want pics with no grain you have two options.

    1. Use a tripod and shoot low speed iso film at very slow shutter speeds. Any moving objects (people) will be blurry.

    2. Increase the light in the bar.

    Personally I don't mind seeing some grain in low light situations. I think it adds to the "grittyness" of the situation.
     
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    It has been over 3 years since I shot much film. I shot mostly transparency film, and I used a handful of things (Kodak and Fuji). Didn't shoot color negs as much, and for B&W I used to shoot a variety of things and they all have different feel and grain structures so it really depends on what look you like and what speed you need.
     
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    TMax 400 :o
     
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    I am trying to do this all without a tripod.. Whats the slowest shutter speed I can go before I start getting blur?
     
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    1/focal length

    so if you are using a 50mm lens thats 1/50
    a 70-200 would be 1/200

    IS lenses will allow for lower shutter speeds before camera blur becomes an issue. I've used my 70-200 IS at 1/30

    But that brings up a new point of camera shake vs motion blur. Even if you could hold a camera still for 1/10, people can't. IS doesn't nothing to prevent motion blur
     

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