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03-30-2009, 02:46 PM   #31
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I've only just started with film and like you are trying to find a good brand and versatile ISO speed. Out of Fuji Superia 200 and 400 X-Tra, I like 400 X-Tra.
I've looked at Kodak examples on PBase searches briefly and the colors just don't do it for me. Everyone has their favorites though.

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03-30-2009, 05:42 PM   #33
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i would shoot slide film

I would choose velvia 50(or 100) for day and provia 400x for afternoon and a couple of rolls of provia 400x pushed to 1600 for nightshots... and show my slides using a projector , make my classmates drool
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400X is really expensive, although i saw last week that B&H has it now for a more palatable $9 a roll. i use it on MF where it's much cheaper and it's awesome.

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Pardon me for my ignorance, but when you say "exposure latitude", which slide film does not have, is this being corrected by my photolab when processing/printing? Or is this latitude somehow a characteristic of the film? How does this work?
The nature of negative film allows a lab to make ajustments while printing much more easily than with slide film. An overly thin negative (underexposed) tends to lose detail rather quickly in the thin spots, hence 1 stop under, while a dense negative (overexposed) can be overexposed onto the print, salvaging a lot of the highlight details. With a slide, what you see is what you get. Some slides can be salvaged through duplication, but it is still a much narrower range of exposure that can be recorded.

I am told that part of the reason a negative is easier to print is the orange mask that underlays the image. I have no idea how that works.

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