EPY vs. EPR

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Ed_Davor, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Ed_Davor

    Ed_Davor Member

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    First I thought that this is the same film, only in two different color balances, but
    as far as I know EPY is a newer film, from around '89, while EPR has been
    in this edition from around mid 70's, and has existed even in 60's (used on moon)

    I haven't used EPR yet, just ordered 8 rolls of it to try it out.
    So has anyone here compared it on the same subjects and lighting?
    Is EPY just a modified EPR?
     
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    jd callow Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It is more likely that EPY is modified EPN or some other faster chrome. I could be all wet, but it seems to me that making a film T balanced causes some speed loss. I know NPL has larger grain (at least when viewed on enlargement) than NPS -- both 160 films -- and that portra 100T is comparable (if maybe slightly more grainy) to 160nc -- having box speeds of 100 and 160 respectively.
     
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    In that case, EPY could be modified "100 plus" or similar film
     
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    Can someone comment on the way EPR looks? Any EPR users? How would you describe it?