Another nail in the coffin of digital

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Noons, Sep 10, 2008.

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    Noons Guest

    Noons, Sep 10, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

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    LGLA Guest

    That is quite neat but one thing worries me:

    "helps the photographer capture unprecedented detail in remarkably vivid colour"

    I'd rather have 'natural color' and 'muted color' as well, as opposed to:

    "REMARKABLY VIVID COLOR". (aaaaaaaaarrrrrgggghh)

    BUT, this new film will be excellent for scanning, and PSing to mono, for it's great
    contrasts. Anyone agree?

    Alex
     
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    Bruce Guest


    What on earth are you complaining about?

    If this was the only film available, you might have cause for
    complaint, but there are dozens of films out there, one of which will
    probably suit you better than this one.
     
    Bruce, Sep 10, 2008
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    LGLA Guest


    Sorry but if there was a 'complaint' it would be obvious. I showed both
    the positive and the negative sides. I do intend to try thisd film next month!

    Alex
     
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    dunno about digital's coffin, but it certainly shows there's
    life left in the old film dog yet. I'd love to get hold of
    some of this - it sounds very nice.
    Could it be that quite a few photographers who more or less
    abandoned film, are finding that there are benefits in
    having both available?
     
    Doug Jewell, Sep 10, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Scott W wrote,on my timestamp of 10/09/2008 3:48 PM:
    Definitely will. But for the time being,
    I'm staying on the tried and true: got a few
    120 materials to burn before investing much
    more in 35mm.

    One thing I can confidently predict:
    having seen what Kodak and Fuji are doing to the
    emulsion side "roughness", I can almost guarantee
    this one will be a dream to scan!
    It will have almost no scanning alias noise whatsoever.

    BWC400N is very near to perfection now and even Ilford
    has got in on the act with the latest batches of
    XP2 Super! And you should see the emulsion side of
    Provia 400X: if it wasn't for the film id text, I would
    find it hard to figure which is which.

    Even Fuji's Acros latest batches are going the same way.
    Indeed a good development: makes my life a *LOT* easier!
     
    Noons, Sep 10, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    LGLA wrote,on my timestamp of 10/09/2008 6:06 PM:
    LOL! I gather you do not subscribe to the
    Ken Rockwell school of colour saturation?
    I'm not sure it'll have great contrast, after all it's
    colour negative film and that is not very high contrast.
    What it will have is high colour saturation, to bring
    the "vivid" out. IOW: with pure colours, reds will be
    "redder", yellows will be "yellower", greens will be
    "greener". Rather than just more sensitive.
    Like other high sat colour negs - Reala is a good
    example - it'll work well at PS->mono. I think this will
    put the cat amongst the pigeons for Reala: it'll be a
    direct competitor. Something UC never was with its cheap
    colours.

    Still: nothing like trying the pudding. Which I shall
    proceed to, once it becomes available here. Pity it ain't
    available in 120, that leaves me with just two real options
    there: Reala or 160S.
     
    Noons, Sep 10, 2008
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    LGLA Guest

    Never saw anything about that on his site. I know he says "sRGB is good enough"... so what.

    I think it's partly the point of it only 135, the super fine grain will give blow-ups
    just as big as MF possibly... perhaps the non-perfect aspect ratio is what's left
    to deal with? So we crop.

    Alex
     
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