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Old 05/02/12, 17:11   #1 (permalink)
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I want to try slidefilm in my Leicaflex SL. I don't like fuji stuff (looks too cartoony for me) and i want to be able to get the most out of my 'cron. I have heard that slide film has less grain than even the best print film, and I like how kodak comes out in print. What could i expect from slide film instead of print film?

ie: granularity, contrast, detail, dynamic range of colors, etc., and will it help to bring out the best in my L-Flex?

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Old 05/02/12, 17:50   #2 (permalink)
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I usually use Kodak 100G an excellent slide film. Also recommended in Agfa Precisa 100 and Fuji Velvia 50.
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+1 for the 100G which produces some of the most natural colors I've seen in any film.

I'd also suggest trying the 100VS; a really brilliant looking film
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I second the vote for Agfa Precisa. Has a slightly different color pallete than Kodak slide film with more pleasing reds and blues, in my opinion
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Transparency film always looks good in its virgin form (and especially with the light illuminating it from behind.) But what are you going to do with it? Project it on a wall? Once you change it into something else (scanning, post processing, printing, etc..) then it gets transformed. And it can be transformed into a wide variety of looks (some good and some not so good.)

Normally, the choice of film type also depends on final output.
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I want to try it to see the difference in digital prints that I get from print film v. slide film. And I want to see how it looks in prints. It's an experiment.

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Another vote for Kodak's E100 G and VS films - I have been using them for years and love the results.
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If you don't like 'cartoony' colours I doubt that Velvia - in any of its guises - will be something you'd like. I'd start with the Kodak films or Fuji Provia.
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I don't like cartoon colors / HDR colors. I like a more subdued look, particularly if it's natural. (Ironically, I like ADOX CMS 20 microfilm, which through the showing of detail pops everything)

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Hello Jason,

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There used to be this film called "Kodachrome" in ISO 64/19 & ISO 25/15 you might have liked.

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Pity you don't like Fuji. I find Fuji Provia 100F to be about the most accurate / neutral for colour rendition and extremely fine grained and sharp.
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Provia 100F is THE slide film!



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Provia 100F is THE slide film!
I used to use it when I was shooting film, but always thought the shadows were too blue.
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Astia (RIP) was THE slide film if you wanted neutral colours, fine grain and the easiest scan.
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Astia (RIP) was THE slide film if you wanted neutral colours, fine grain and the easiest scan.
Funny you mention Astia. I think the photo lab near me has a quantity of it in like sets of 10 or 20 rolls in their little mini-fridge. I'll go inquire about it.

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If it was the last batch and it's been looked after properly, it should be fine, but make sure you use and process it quickly
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Pity you don't like Fuji. I find Fuji Provia 100F to be about the most accurate / neutral for colour rendition and extremely fine grained and sharp.
Exactly my perception as well. And whoever complains that this film tends to be blueish in certain situations is denying the fact that the light itself does tend to be blueish in those situations.

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Having been a Kodachrome user since the days of X, I lamented Kodak's discontinuation of K25 and 64. However, I tried a couple of Fujichromes, and have to agree that Provia 100F is a good Kodachrome replacement. I have used it on several trips, and have been pleased with the results.
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Since Kodachrome and Astia got discontinued, I turned to Provia 100F, too. Depending on the lab you will be using, the film can also be pushed a stop (perhaps a tad more contrasty then). Colours appear quite consistent also with the Provia 400X, which is a great low light option.
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Ektachome 100G or Elite Chrome, which was discontinued last year but still on the shelves. Good camera, the SL.
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