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Re: filmscanners: Re: filmscanners: supra 400



Obviously the Provia films are slides and the Superia are negs, just to
clarify.

Provia 400 is a miserable film (also sold as Sensia II 400).  It is
grainy, has poor color, often shifting very cyan, and is too contrasty
in bright light, which is the only way to get decent color out of it,
which sort of defeats the purpose.  Provia 400F is a new beast, and has
received very good reviews.  I have a few rolls waiting for low light
situations, but haven't used them yet.

Art

Rob Geraghty wrote:
> 
> "Jawed Ashraf" <Jawed@cupidity.force9.co.uk> wrote:
> > >the photographer in the breeze!  I want to try Provia 400F to get the
> same
> > >sort of speed which hopefully less apparent grain.
> > Provia 400 (F? are there variants?) scans beautifully - no grain aliasing
> in
> > shadows on the LS40 (my mate Joel's Provia 400 - he is quite fond of my
> LS40
> > for slide scanning - I don't know how he rated it though).
> 
> I've never seen Provia 400 but I doubt it is the same film as 400F.  Provia
> 400F uses the same emulsion technology as Provia 100F which is the finest
> grained transparency film currently on the market AFAIK.  I've tried one
> roll of 400F and the grain seemed quite acceptable to me.  Nothing like the
> invisible grain of 100F of course.
> 
> > But you do get rather less scene dynamic range than with Supra 400
> 
> I'd expect that, but it's reducing apparent grain I'm really after.  Superia
> 400 is OK, and I don't think Supra 400 is worth the higher price in
> comparison.
> 
> Rob





 




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