Good mainstream color films.What

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  1. Hawaii Five-O

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    What maintstream color films do you all think is good?
     
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    Fujifilm - 200
    Fuji Superia X-Tra - 400
    Fuji Superia X-Tra - 800

    ...cuz I ain't got no choice in the matter




    Actually Kodaks BW400CN ain't bad at all.
     
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    Would'nt Velvia be considered mainstream?
     
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    I took Mainstreem to mean, the film commonly carried by places not specialized in photography, such as Wall-Mart, local drugstores and whatnot.

    But I could be wrong.
     
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    There's not much, if any, bad colour film out there now. I use mostly Portra these days - 160NC, 400NC and 800 - but the Fuji equivalents - Pro 160S, 400H and 800Z - are pretty good as well. The Portra films are the most recent, and probably represent the current state-of-the-art in still colour negative film.

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    When I was shooting film I used Velvia 50, Provia 100f and Provia 400f (replaced by 400x).

    Provia 100f is good for just about everything and has very low grain.

    I used Velvia for anything outdoors that didn't include people. It has good saturation but makes faces look unnatural (my opinion).

    The Provia 400f is great but expensive. I remember spending $10-$12 for a roll of 36. For a 400 speed film the grain was pretty low. Great for sports. I haven't used it but I'm sure the 400x that replaced it is equally good if not better.

    I also used the Sensia films a few times and they're pretty good. But I would just spend the extra dollar and get the good stuff.

    I would buy film online as local camera shops tend to charge a lot more. I always bought film from bhphotovideo.com
     
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    I use mostly the same as Helen B

    Also, Kodak just announced the release of a new film! Ektar 100. Can't wait to try it out.
     

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