Filmscanners mailing list archive (email@example.com)
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: filmscanners: Getting started question
I'll combine the slide film recommendation with the out of date film
recommendation. I was able to purchase about 50 rolls of Kodak 400
Elite Chrome for pennies a roll. 1 year out of date and it's not a
great film to start with, but it has helped me to understand all the
nuances of controlling exposure. And, since it cost me almost
nothing, I've even had fun cross-processing some of it in C-41
That said, I still stick to negative film for most of my "keeper"
shots due to the forgiving nature of a wide exposure latitude. It
just takes longer to learn how to scan negs with good consistent
> I'd suggest using slide film for learning. It is less expensive to
> and you can see the actual result, not having to guess what is on
> as you would with negatives.
> I wish I had the discipline to shoot that much for practice's sake.
> certainly use it.