Which wedding film ?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by dppa, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. dppa

    dppa Guest

    Some comments please:

    Kodak 160NC + 400NC combo or Fuji 160NPS + 400NPH. combo
    - Or is the processinglab (printlab) more important, Kodak on Kodak-Premium,
    Portra- paper, Fuji on Crystal paper.....
    - Which of the 160 film gives the finest details and grane for enlargements
    (A4 prints from 35mm) ?
    - I've readen that the fuji film is better 1/3stop overexposerd, what about
    the Kodak's ?
    - Is the Fuji Reala a option, It's a excellent film but I didn't made any
    portaits with it. Some say it's not usable for wedding stuff ?
    - What on dull,rainy weather, Still use the same film and overexpose a bit
    more, or go for the Kodak VC version or Fuji NPC ?
    - Which film is best for scanning (digital processing)

    Regards,
    Pascal De Pauw.
     
    dppa, Jul 26, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I'd go with both Kodaks, some will say 160NC and 400 NPH, Some will say
    both Fuji's.

    Index the 160NC as 100 (2/3 over). Develop normally.
    Proofs on Kodak Royal paper with a few examples on other papers to give
    the customer a choice for the finals.
    I like the 160NC exposed at 100.
    160NC at 100. (2/3 over). The 400... hmmm.
    No comment.
    The VC just punches the colors. On a dull day maybe shoot all at
    400NC or 400NPH.

    160NC scans beautifully.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jul 26, 2003
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  3. The question worries me. If you are a professional wedding photographer
    you should know what film works well for you. If this is a wedding you are
    doing for a friend, watch out, you may have one less friend after the
    wedding.

    Weddings are one of the hardest events to photograph and people tend to
    get real testy when things don't go well, which is not at all unlikely for
    anyone not experienced in wedding photography.

    If my guess is right, take a few minutes and ask yourself if you really
    want to do this.
     
    Joseph Meehan, Jul 26, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    This is what I use. I expose the 160 at 160 and the 400 at 320.

    I've shot a lot of Reala and find it too contrasty for wedding work.
     
    Matt Clara, Jul 26, 2003
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Not that I will ever be involved with wedding photography but: I took a
    photo of my dad at some event and commented that he ought to straighten his
    tie which was crooked. He told me not to worry, he wasn't concerned.

    Of course,, when he first saw the photo his first question was why
    hadn't I told him his tie was crooked!
     
    Peter Chant, Jul 27, 2003
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    BBFoto Guest



    I use Fuji NPH (400, which I shoot at 400) only for weddings. I
    regularly make 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 enlargements. (220 film)

    Love it!

    BBFoto
     
    BBFoto, Jul 29, 2003
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