Opinions for Pushing or Fast film

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by beetle_slayer, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. beetle_slayer

    beetle_slayer TPF Noob!

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    I am getting married in a few weeks in the eve/night. The wedding is outdoor with 2 indoor rooms. The outside will have calm lighting with lights in trees and on the ground. I have a photographer to take the pics, but I am also having my father take other pics. My equipment is a Canon EOS 1 with 85mm F1.8 Lens. I have an EZ540 flash, but would prefer to use ambient light--thus my question. Is it gonna look bad with film pushed to 1600 or 3200 for candid/photojournalistic b&w shots? I know bad is completely opinionated, but quality wise, is it worth doing?

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    I think it's going to depend a lot on what film you use. I had to push Velvia 50 to 400 last year and it came out pretty darn good considering. The grain was still smaller than 400 film would have been I think, but that's subjective obviously.

    But if you're looking for grain I'd shoot fast film from the start.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Without some experimentation it's hard to say which would be better for you: high speed film or pushing a slower film. A wedding is not the time to practice, so unless you have time to experiment with a roll, I'd say stick with Fuji 1600, Tmax 3200, or Delta 3200.
     

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