Film Speed for Olympus AF 35mm Infinity?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Matho1, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Matho1

    Matho1 Guest

    What would the recommended speed film be for an older Olympus Infinity AF
    camera with a Zuiko 1:2.8 lens w/flash? No fancy photog., just everyday use.
    Thanks in advance.

    Matho1, Dec 8, 2006
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  2. Matho1

    Matho1 Guest

    Thanks for all your help
    Matho1, Dec 14, 2006
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  3. Did you get any? It wasn't included here.

    It's a bit of an odd question really; there isn't anything about that
    camera that dictates the film speed other than the maximum for metering
    - probably 1600.

    Depends on what you want to do with it.

    Landscapes and still lifes: 100 ISO and less.
    General purpose people and events: 200 or 400 ISO.
    A faster film, say 400, will allow your flash to cover greater distance
    if using flash, but the general purpose film speed for point and shoot
    would be 200 ISO.

    Lower ISO = finer grain but requires more light
    Higher ISO = requires less light but is grainier.

    Of course if using black and white you might want to include more grain
    for its pictorial effect. Try Ilford HP5 (400) or even Fuji X-Pan 1600.

    You really need to think about what you're trying to photograph rather
    than the camera. If in doubt get 200 ISO and then decide if you needed
    more sensitive or finer film for the effect you were aiming for.

    Richard Polhill, Dec 14, 2006
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