Ideal Film for...

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  1. MichaelMigz

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    Hey guys. What do you think an ideal film for shooting a snowboarding competition? Its sunny out, and on top of a white mountain. Do you think a faster film will be good? or slower?
     
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    Faster. Use a negative film like Fuji Superia Reala 100 ISO.

    Get a circular polarising filter if possible and a UV if you're on a budget!

    Rob
     
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    so ISO 1600 would be bad?
     
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    Impossible I would say.
     
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    Alright. Thanks a lot Rob! So, for future referance, the higher the ISO, the lower the speed of the film?
     
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    The ISO of the film represents it's sensitivity.

    ISO 50 is pretty much as low as it goes (normally) and this film requires bright daylight or flash to achieve a reasonable shot without a tripod under normal conditions.

    ISO 3200 is pretty much as high as it goes and this film can be used in very dim lighting situations indeed. Once candle is often enough to illuminate a face enough to get a good exposure hand held.

    Action photography normally warrants a film speed of between say 250th and 2000th of a second. This in a skiing environment can be achieved most easily with film in the range of 100-400 ISO. Negative film is more flexible than slide film and it's likely that as long as your camera's meter is good, that it'll be fine.

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    Or perhaps more simply:

    Low ISO number = slow film, long exposure or needs brightness
    High ISO number = fast film, short exposure or works in darkness
     
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    Thanks again Rob!
     
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    For outdoor snowboarding on a bright day, something around the ISO 100 to 400 range would be ideal I'd imagine. 1600 is way faster than you need.

    I second Rob's suggestion of Superia Reala 100.
     
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    Uh? Wouldn't that be slower?
     
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    Ah, glad you've pointed out the deliberate error! Well done, have a gold star.


    *hopes nobody noticed*
     
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    For a snowboarding event, I would be more inclined to go with a ISO 400 for the faster shutter speeds with the action shots. Also, if you find youself in an area with shadows you're still safe.
     

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