Best Performance 35mm Film...?

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  1. ChickenFriedRyce

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    ..In your opinion? I'm right now using a Nikon 4004s.

    I just went through my first roll of Black and White Kodak TX 400 24 exposure film today and an old roll of Kodak Gold 200.

    Just wondering because I was told shooting film sharpens skills. I'm getting them developed soon. Any reccomendations with that too? Or could I go to Walgreens?
     
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    I'm really partial to slides. If you like photos with lots of saturation then give kodak e100vs a try.
     
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    Hmmm... Interesting. I've never used slides before. Do I have to develop them myself?

    I'm guessing I have to add each slide in and take each out for every shot?
     
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    What do you mean?

    Slides are just like regular 35mm film. Except for they are mounted on cardboard holders, they are positives not negatives likr regular 35mm film. It's a cheaper way to shoot film since you only pay for development not prints.

    The one on the right is a 35mm slide.

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    Slide film works the same way as negative film, the only difference is that when processed you end up with a positive image rather than a negative image. The development process is E6 rather than C41 negative process, and you can do it yourself or get a lab to do it. The other difference is that when you project the slide, you are looking at the actual film that was in the camera and the image left on it, rather than a transfer from that film as with a print. Obviously a print from a slide is still a transfer. It is after the film is processed that the frames can be mounted if one wants to view them in a projector, otherwise you can keep them in sleeves just like negatives which can be easier sometimes, depending on what you're looking to do with them.

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    I think it depends on what you consider a good performance. Do you like smoothness? grain? contrasty films? Vibrant colors? Subdued colors?
     
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    I don't think that there's a "best" film. There's films that are better suited for a particular application...I like Efke KB 400 as my daily user black and white film, for example, because it's fairly cheap and it processes well in Diafine.
     
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    Color or B&W ?
     
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    Color....


    and I don't understand how to use film slides. I understand that when the photo is shot, it's already there on the film, but I don't understand how to USE it. Do I have to set a slide in for each shot? or do they come in rolls? Do I take it out after every shot? Do I have to handle i in the dark? etc.....
     
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    You handle slide film just like any other film. It comes in a roll. Once it's been shot, you take it to the lab and they process it, cut each frame apart, and put it in a standard slide holder.
     
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    ohhhhh.... Now I understand. Thanks! I'll be sure to try some Kodak e100VS. Anything else I should give a try??
     
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    Fuji Velvia and Kodachrome 64.
     

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