Reviews of Elite chrome 200

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by MikeM, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. MikeM

    MikeM Guest

    Today I finished the first roll of the EC200 I bought at the closing
    down sale but won't get them back until Wednesday. I read some more
    reviews of the film and am amazed that a film can have such diverse
    opinions about it. Are there more than 1 film called Elite Chrome 200?

    The reviews I read ranged from Pros: none to Cons: none and everything
    in between, from very fine grain to very grainy, from accurate skin
    tones to terrible skin tones. How is it possible for 1 film to be
    classed so differently by different people?

    MikeM, Apr 23, 2005
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  2. MikeM

    Juan Guest

    Well, I'm just a beginner here, with practically no experience as a
    photographer. Like you, I've been reading A LOT about the different films
    available, trying to find out which ones would be best to get me started.

    If there's one thing I've been able to retain from all my reading is that
    liking, or not liking a specific film, is a very subjective thing. It all
    depends on the particular reviewer's taste, the subjet and the conditions in
    which it is photographed. For example, which one do you prefer, Nikon or
    Canon? Chevy or Ford? Toyota or Honda? Sedan or SUV? It all depends on
    your particular taste and intended use. Some will prefer Fuji's color
    saturation, whereas others will prefer Kodak's color accuracy (specially
    with skin tones).

    So my conclussion: I've decided to try the most controvertial films myself,
    and then decide for myself which ones I like. I won't let anybody else tell
    me that Toyota is better for me, since I might end up prefering Honda in the

    The best way I've found to start choosing, is to look at unaltered pictures
    on the net, taken with the different kinds of film. That gives me a very
    slight, but somewhat helful idea of the results I can expect from a certain

    Good luck!

    Juan, Apr 23, 2005
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  3. MikeM

    Bandicoot Guest

    You'll also find some Kodak films with high saturation and not all colours
    very accurate (E100VS, for example, which is a great film, but very
    inaccurate on certain colours) and some Fuji films with very accurate skin
    tones and not necessarily high saturation (Sensia, some of the negative
    films). I know what you mean with your generalisation, but like all
    generalisations, it only goes so far...

    Bandicoot, Apr 23, 2005
  4. MikeM

    Tony Guest

    Film is the most subjective part of photography. Every time I mentioned
    on this forum that Elite 200 was one of my favourite films for long tele
    shots (where the extra stop was really helpful) I would get a lot of people
    wondering why I used such an "awful" film and claiming that Elite 400 (which
    I disliked entirely) had no more grain than 200.
    Tony, Apr 23, 2005
  5. MikeM

    Juan Guest

    Absolutely... I just didn't want my post to get too long... :-(


    Juan, Apr 24, 2005
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