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05-09-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Best film for color?

What is the best film for color? I use a pentax K1000

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QuoteOriginally posted by beep41 Quote
What is the best film for color? I use a pentax K1000
I prefer Fuji slide film, preferably Velvia, when I shoot film. For portrait work I prefer Fuji 160 NPS.
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I prefer Fuji slide film, preferably Velvia, when I shoot film. For portrait work I prefer Fuji 160 NPS.
Agreed on the Fuji slide film, but I prefer the Provia (or the consumer equivalent Sensia) for more general purpose work. It's nicely saturated and gives punchy colors, but still realistic.
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Slide-Provia
Neg-Fuji Pro series. Kodak Porta is very good too.

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I haven't tried many so my suggestion probably shouldn't count... but I fell in love with the Velvia on the first exposure. If only slide processing is cheaper. I'm going to try the Sensia and Kodak Ektar (I know, not slide) next.
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Tip-Do not use Velvia for portraits.
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I loved the results of Provia 100F for slide film, but like many said, processing can be expensive/long wait.

For negative, I think I'm leaning towards Kodak's Portra family, especially the 160/400 VC.
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Fuji. No matter what for. I've found Fuji to be the best, especially getting the correct colors.

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--For landscape, scenic, & macro Fuji Velvia 50 or Kodak E100VS
--For macro with flash, home and garden, animals (Zoo and wild) & humans at work or play outdoors Fuji Provia 100
--Don't do portrait or street or wedding or journalism so no recommendation for those genres.
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what are you taking pictures of ... your question is too general
what iso as well?
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Film choice is very personal, try different ones until you find one or two that work for the photos you are making, and that produce colors you like. With slide film I shoot Fuji Velvia 50 for landscape and Provia 400 for general purpose (those are expensive films though so I don't use E-6 much anymore). I really like Fujicolor 200 for people pics and for low light I absolutely love Fujicolor 800 (which you can get, and get processed, almost anywhere). I know that lab printing can introduce color "corrections" so I do prefer to shoot slide film.
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I'm still trying things out with my ME, but the few old pro journalist/photogs I know swear by Fuji. I'm trying cheap Superia 400 now to see how I like it.
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Can any of you show me samples of what the end picture will look like?

Right now i am taking pictures of scenery related stuff

EDIT: I looked up some pictures of the film, and Fuji Velvia 50 looks best
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Take a look at the ones in my gallery, all those were shot with Fuji film. Well, except for the falls photo.

With my portrait shots I used NPS160 also Fuji.
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