Good 35mm film for Hawaii Trip

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Bp_968, Apr 1, 2004.

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    Bp_968 Guest

    I typically shoot slides and was considering using Provia 400 and
    Provia 100. But it would be nice to be able to 1 hour some stuff and
    see our photos while on the trip. Any quality film recommendations?
    I just wish I could afford the D70! heh
     
    Bp_968, Apr 1, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    Try Agfa 100 Ultra, nicely saturated.
     
    Skip M, Apr 1, 2004
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    Roger Guest

    I'm very partial to Kodak :portra 400UC, even for a color abundant
    venue as Hawaii. Kodak has just released a Portra 100UC but I haven't
    seen it on the shelves in my area yet. The 400UC scans well and has a
    very uniform grain. It allows me to extend my "sunset" shooting about
    20 minutes (hand held). A tripod is a great addition if it fits easily
    into a packable suitcase. Mine stays in the hotel/trunk most of the
    time but it is very useful for those sundown pictures, especially if
    you want to be included in the picture.

    Enjoy the trip.

    Regards,
    Roger
     
    Roger, Apr 1, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    A consumer film like Kodak High Definition or Fuji Superia.

    Hawaii has enough color saturation as is!

    Agfa Ultra 100 can be murdered by minilabs.
     
    Mike, Apr 1, 2004
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    Doug Payne Guest

    I was too, until Kodak discontinued it. Their recommended replacement is "Ultra
    Color" in both 100 and 400. Haven't tried it yet (more digital these days than
    film).
    Do you really mean Ultra Color 100? I don't think there's a 100UC in the Portra
    family. The only 100-speed Portra is 100T, although there's a 160NC and 160VC.
     
    Doug Payne, Apr 1, 2004
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    Gregg Guest

    Fuji Superia 100 & 400 will do you just fine.

    Get Reala 100 if you want even higher quality (may not be able to 1 hour
    though)
     
    Gregg, Apr 1, 2004
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    bmoag Guest

    I used Kodak Hi Def on a trip to Hawaii recently and previously in Europe.
    It has somewhat high contrast but very good definition and apparent low
    grain on scans. Issues like saturation and color balance are irrelevant if
    you are scanning color negative materials becuase these qualities are
    infinitely manipulable once in the digital realm. In fact that also applies
    to slide film unless you work hard to maintain the original characteristics
    of the emulsion.
     
    bmoag, Apr 2, 2004
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    MXP Guest

    Velvia 100F. Especially if you have many green colors on Hawaii?

    Max
     
    MXP, Apr 3, 2004
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