Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by ang, Oct 23, 2004.
Any recommendations on the best 1600 speed film with least amount of grain?
Tri-X @ 1600 and Diafine are a beautiful combination.
Not much grain for ISO 1600 either. Now if I could
find a nice combo for 3200 :roll:
Tri-X @1600, souped in Diafine - Leica M6 & 35mm Summicron - NYC
I have also been having good luck with Tri-X and Diafine. I've been shooting it at ISO 1250 (1/3 stop slower than 1600). I think grain-wise it looks similar to Tri-X shot at ISO 400 and developed in D-76 1:1. although it is very flat. I haven't liked the look I got shooting it on a bright, overcast day.
Fuji Neopan 1600 in Kodak HC110b - love this stuff.
Got a cheap brick of in-date Kodak TMax 3200 which I tend to shoot at 3200. Its grain is very good for 35mm. Still prefer the Fuji Neopan 1600 (has more contrast? more bite? and less grain) but can't complain at less than $3 a roll of TMax.
How about 1600 for color print?
It's going to look pretty grainy, no matter what it is. Konica used to make a 3200 rated film, but I think it's discontinued. It sucked at 3200, but the colors looked very nice and saturated at ISO 800, and the grainy texture was cool if you're into that.
There wouldn't be many situations where I'd shoot color film at 1600, but if I had to do it I'd go with a Fuji 800 film and have it pushed a stop.
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