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Re: filmscanners: Getting started question
At 07:15 PM 7/13/01 -0700, Pat Perez wrote:
>I'd suggest using slide film for learning. It is less expensive to process,
>and you can see the actual result, not having to guess what is on the film,
>as you would with negatives.
>I wish I had the discipline to shoot that much for practice's sake. I could
>certainly use it.
For scanning, there are some real advantages to
working with negative film. Negatives are far
less likely to hit the dynamic range limits of
For shooting, negative film will give you far
more exposure lattitude than slides. There are
many "natural light" scenes that can be captured
quite nicely on negative film, but not on a
slide, due to the lack of exposure lattitude
on the latter.
Granted, the primary problem with negatives
is not being able to "see" the image on the
negative itself. I find this to be a small
price to pay, given all the other advantages.
Fuji Reala, Kodak Supra (100) and Kodak Royal
Gold (100) are beautiful films for natural-
light landscape photography.
Does anyone know if Reala is available in
120 format? I haven't found it yet. For
120, my favorite so far is Fuji 160 NPC.