Super slow films

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  1. Orrin

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    Back in the early 1950's, Kodachrome was ASA 10. I used a lot of it before the
    "superspeed" Anscochrome came out at ASA32.


     
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    I have got 100 feet of Kodalith Ortho that i shoot between iso6 and iso12

    I saw an empty can on the kitchen worktop waiting for recycling and thought i could make a shot

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    Someone mentioned motion blur, in the wood with Kodalith Ortho

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    The particular stuff I found says it's repackaged motion film with the remjet backing removed, so it can be developed by regular C-41 process. I know absolutely nothing about developing, however.
     
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    Rollei RPX 25 is the slowest I know that you can buy new and Ilford Pan F Plus is the slowest Ive shot on medium format. Great film and extremely fine grained
     
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    I think I've used that Konica 50 some time ago, and something Rollei that was slower speed. Try taking a look at Home - The Film Photography Project . I've seen something on there about slower films, and they sell some oddball stuff. They do hand roll some film themselves that they sell. The stuff you got on ebay, who knows. I suppose shoot a test roll and see what you get. I've heard of that motion picture film, maybe on FPP.
     
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    For years, Kodachrome "II" (Later "25") was the standard by which all transparency film (whether color additive or subtractive) was judged. Electronic Flashes were rated in terms of guide numbers based on "KII" (The large Honeywell Stronobars were rated @ 80 with KII, a bit optimistic, though). It was extremely fine grained, and far more stable than other types of transparencies. Kodachrome transparencies from the 1940's are routinely available for view on a number of web sites. Their color is still stunning and amazingly well stabilized.

    I used it for years for scenics, especially for slide presentations. It had a slight warm cast to it, much better than the blue-biased Ektachrome, or Fuji's green-biased chrome films. Fall colors with KII was always well received. Kodachrome 64 had a definite red-bias, and later on Kodachrome 200 was a bit too grainy for my tastes.

    I also shot a lot of Panatomic X when I needed very fine grain, and I could use a tripod and very small apertures. The T-Max films, while having finer grain with tabular technology, just never had the pop of Panatomic X.

    While the native ISO on many cameras is bottomed out @ 100, you can still manipulate the exposure to get an effective EI of around 25. I've gotten some very decent results.
     
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    Remember Ektar 25.....? That was a super low grain film.
     
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    Hmm, looks like internegative film ... not meant for shooting directly from camera.
     
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    Pan F (ISO 50) - good for long exposures and smooooooooth water ;) (no filter, TLR propped on a rock):

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    Slowest stuff I've ever shot? Harmon Direct Positive paper, rated at ISO 3. Homemade pinhole. Haven't broken that out in a long long time. I think I need to play with it again.

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    Day 350 - Snowy Caddy pinhole
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    ISO 3 is about what I shoot regular printing paper at. I then scan the revered image with a flatbed and invert the colors.
     
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    480sparky said: "ISO 3 is about what I shoot regular printing paper at. I then scan the revered image with a flatbed and invert the colors. " I'd sure like to see some of your results - that sounds really interesting.
     
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    Can you say "watching paint dry"?

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