Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Hawaii Five-O, Sep 10, 2008.
What maintstream color films do you all think is good?
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.
Would'nt Velvia be considered mainstream?
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.
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.
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
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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