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RE: filmscanners: Re: filmscanners: supra 400



Well I stand "corrected" then - it was 400F that Joel brought round.

It still tends to blue (cyan if you prefer since I suspect that's
technically correct) when scanned, though.  Definitely not miserable.

Jawed

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
> Sent: 06 September 2001 16:38
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: 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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