Expierence with film

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  1. Youngun

    Youngun TPF Noob!

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    I just bought a fill SLR and have been overwhelmed with the varieties of film out there. I'm sure a lot of film choice is preference and/or experience, however are there any films or brands to stay away from? or that are very nice? What's your take?
     
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    My personal favorites....

    Velvia for landscapes
    Provia for macro and still lifes
    Portra VC for portraits
     
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    Oh, and for black and white.

    General use I bring out the Ilford HP5 and for fine grained, high contrast I use PANF.
     
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    I have found and alot of others would agree that Fuji seems to lead the pack these days......and is the film of my choice
     
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    What about non-professional film? Which one will give a decent quality except fuji superia...
     
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    Ditto. Buy it at walmart and you save money when you buy the packs ;)
     
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    Only problem with Wal-Mart it seems is that all you can get is Superia in packs.......and usually ISO 200,400 and 800 :( :( :(

    I prefer to shoot ISO 100 or less.......is the reason I buy fast glass.
     
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    When I am shooting people and even landscapes I try to use fuji Reala because it has low contrast and low color saturation. Most of the consumer film promotes bright colors well they produce the film with a high contrast to accieve that which I do not like high contrast in photos it makes skin tones too red or too high color saturation and it washes out certain areas when the light is uneven mainly on outdoor shots.

    Reala and the "portrait" films are usually what i like the best I think low contrast is better.
     
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    I love Fuji slide films, and also Kodak Ektachrome (E100 VS) - all wonderful color slide films.

    For B&W, I like Ilford FP4 and TMax 100, and have had great results with Ilford HP5 and Tri-X 320.

    And I shoot Kodak HIE pretty exclusively for infrared. :D
     
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    I often use Kodak Elitechrome (especially in 100 ASA), and I am always satisfied...
    There also exist "Extra Color" Elitechrome films that give more saturated colors.
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Possibly a little off topic - but a cheaper-branded supermarket has opened in australia called 'aldi' and we got lost the other day when trying to drive home and went past one - so we went and looked in it...

    On the way out - I found kodacolor film...

    (The info is in german... hehehe)

    anyway - i like fuji...
     
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    I always use Kodak and nothing but...is that a good idea?
     

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