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Re: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: Was New Nikon performance, now dust
At 01:22 PM 6/14/01 +1000, Yuri J Sos wrote:
>At the same ISO, I really can't tell the difference (but I don't do
>much portrait photography). Most of the time now I use Superia 200
>where I used to used Reala 100 and for what I do (web and prints to
>max 8"x10") it's perfectly satisfactory. Plus I can get Superia for
>AUD $12.90 for 24 exp triple pack, which is about the cost of a roll
>of Reala (which doesn't attract mass-market discounts).
My own experience was migrating from Kodak Gold Max 200
(generic, cheap, K-Mart stuff) to a roll of Royal Gold
100... or maybe it was Reala.
The difference was like night and day, and the difference
was quite apparent even on a cheap 1950 dpi film scanner.
Since that "discovery" I've not used any film faster than
100 ISO, and I have shied away from the generic films.
I now use only Reala, Royal Gold 100, or Supra.
I also buy my film in "bulk" (eg., 10 or more rolls at
once) via mail-order from BH Photo. Or in a pinch, at
Hunt Drug (Boston's big photo store.) A few local
stores carry Royal Gold and/or Reala, but their prices
are often 50% - 75% higher than those at BH Photo.