Best color film stock

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  1. Twinkeethekid

    Twinkeethekid TPF Noob!

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    I was wondering what the best type of color film is aviable. I want something can that produce vibrant, saturated colors. I want something that can acomplish this without costing me a fortune. Something descently priced. Also, what about ISO speed. Would lower ISO film produce more vibrant colors? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thnx
     
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    seanarmenta TPF Noob!

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    do you want print film or slide film?

    for print film, i recommend Fuji Reala 100, or Fuji NPC 160.

    for slide film, definitely Velvia 50 or 100.

    lower iso speeds are definitely more vibrant and fine grained than say, a 400 or 800 iso. anytime you want the maximum saturation and vibrancy, go with a slow film, at least 160.
     
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    Sterling_Sinner TPF Noob!

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    Look into the Kodak Porta series. I love the colors that it produces. I also liked the average Agfa film
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    If you are shooting outdoors with available light get a polarizing filter. It will saturate the colors of any color film you use.

    Get a linear polarizer for manual focus cameras.

    Get a circular polarizer for auto-focus cameras.
     
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    :?: hi matt, why is this ? i have a circ polariser, which i bought for
    a manual lens. won't it work as well as a linear one for me ?..//jack :?
     
  6. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    linear ones interfere with auto-focus, yes circ will work on manual focus but they cost more
     
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    thanks for that Jeff !
     
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    A friend of mine has been using Kodak's new High Definition 400 and swears by it. I've seen a few of his pictures and they look pretty good.
     
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    Velvia is great but you have to use it on the right subject. It's got great greens and blues. I actually prefer Provia since it's a bit more natural. The 100F is better than the 50.
     

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