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[filmscanners] Re: Kodachrome 25 versus?

From: "David Lewiston" <david.lewiston@verizon.net>
K25 is no longer manufactured in the U.S. Is it still available in other

Not Japan. I'm pretty sure it's ancient history everywhere.

If it isn't, then I'll have to look for another slide emulsion that is also
essentially grainless.

Recommendations, please?

Fuji Velvia 100F, Provia 100F, and Astia 100F all scan well with minimal
grain at 4000 dpi on a Nikon 8000, and can be printed at 300 dpi with
minimal to no apparent grain. That's only 13x, though. The 100F films
(especially Velvia 100F<g>) are surprisingly neutral in their color
rendition. (Well, Provia's famous for being a bit blue, but Astia and Velvia
100F are fine.)

I'm not sure about 20x enlargements though: I consider 13x seriously
excessive. (Hi, my name is Dave, and I'm a grain sniffer.)

I've been very happy with Velvia 100F, but you should shoot a few test rolls
before the trip.

David J. Littleboy
Tokyo, Japan

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