200 film.

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  1. Weaving Wax

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    Ok, I have some 200 film in my fridge and I bought it thinking it'd be better for night time photography (I think I got it mixed up with like 800 or something) and a friend of mine said that 200 film would be used for something like indoors with a flash....is there any other place that this film could be used? I know there are no limits or whatever, but I have no flash. What would 200 film be used for other than that?
     
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    200 speed films are generally designed to be mid-speed daylight films. Of course, any film is suitable for night photography. Assuming you don't get reciprocity failure, you're probably talking night exposure times from 45 seconds to 2 minutes.
     
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    use it for whatever.
     
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    If you take the sunny 16 rule and carry it on out, then iso 200 film would be f16 @ 1/250 (1/200 really) in bright sunshine which would be great for a 200mm telephoto. Or if you're shooting late in the day or Very cloudy (4 stops) you're at f5.6 @ 1/60 which is still pretty good.

    I wouldn't use it indoors with out a flash due to the color balance. Fugi film makes what they call a 4th color layer with their 400 and 800 (also their 160 speed film in 120) speed film which works great indoors and even pretty good under florescent lights. I shot a wedding once in some one's house with it and it worked out very well. I did use a flash, but there wasn't much color bleed from the tungsten lighting.

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