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02-25-2011, 06:10 PM   #16
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If you're gonna be shooting street, you need more than just 400 iso bro. People are moving outside of your DOF frame and your time frame, you need to freeze them with high speed and deep field.

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The new Kodak Portra 400 is fabulous if you need color negative film.
02-28-2011, 09:40 AM   #18
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My results from Fuji Superia 400 have been mediocre, however I am quite
pleased with Kodak Ultramax 400, also inexpensive and widely available.
For a less modern look I too recommend Ferrania, if you can find some.

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I've only used it once, but Fuji Superia Xtra 400 looks good to me. Shot these with my Spottie SP II, and S-M-C Tak 35mm F3.5.







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Another vote for Fuji Superia 400. I've shot a lot of it through my old SP1000 with great results. I'm pretty sure I used a few rolls of either Superia or Realla 800 asa with good results too.
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I haven't tried the Fuji Superia 400, but as I mentioned before, the pro Fuji, 400h is as good as I remember 100-200 film being back in the day... The same is true for Portra 400. For street shooting, both do a great job.

If you want a retro look in color print film, Fuji Superia 800 looks about like ISO 400 looked in the 80s. I wouldn't use it as my standard film, but I've actually been pleasantly surprised.

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I use Fuji Provia 400x for my fast colour slide film and am happy with it. A bit on the pricy side though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
I use Fuji Provia 400x for my fast colour slide film and am happy with it. A bit on the pricy side though.

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It is pricey, but man it looks great. The grain is shockingly small for such a fast film, especially a fast E-6 film, and the colors look incredibly. I've found that it can tend to go a little bluish, however, especially in overcast or evening light, so it's best to use a warming filter if you can handle to slight loss of speed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by maclaine Quote
It is pricey, but man it looks great. The grain is shockingly small for such a fast film, especially a fast E-6 film, and the colors look incredibly. I've found that it can tend to go a little bluish, however, especially in overcast or evening light, so it's best to use a warming filter if you can handle to slight loss of speed.
Greetings and welcome to the forum & film section!

B&H Photo seems to have one of the best prices for Provia 400x, it varies quite a bit. Agreed on the filter, I use a skylight.

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I just shot from my last pack of Portra 400 NC. It seemed more contrasty than I remembered this film. Has anyone shot the new Portra 400 (no longer NC or VC)? I'm curious how it has changed.
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keep an eye out for Fuji neopan 400 - it has surprisingly fine grain and high contrast when developed in D76 though failing that TRi-X isn't a bad choice, though I would avoid HP5+ I never really warmed to it in 35mm format - to my eyes with HP5+ you can obtain much more pleasing effects with in 120 format. though any of the Kodak T-max films should be great, I really enjoy using T-max 100 in my Leica rangefinders and large format cameras.

though remember it's usually a good idea to slightly overexpose negative film, if a film says ISO400 expose at ISO 320 it will give you some latitude to increase contrast without the shadows blocking up.

QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
I've found that it can tend to go a little bluish, however, especially in overcast or evening light, so it's best to use a warming filter if you can handle to slight loss of speed.
Fuji films are like that, I would typically shoot Fuji films in the summer because of their blue cast, and shoot Kodak in the winter because they have a slight yellow/red bias. and I would shoot AGFA during spring because if it's great rendering of green and I would use Velvia for Autumn.- you could say I was a seasonal film photographer.
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