Fujichrome T64 professional [RTP]

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  1. sanderx1

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    Ok, enough of the doom and gloom - has anybody seen this film - http://home.fujifilm.com/products/professionalfilms/t64.html - in action yet? Any ideas when it will trickle out of the Japanese markets ? And what it does / will cost over the present one? It will be great seeing it with Astia style nearly non-existent RMS 7 grain :smile:
     
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    It is my understanding that Fuji is upgrading all their color transparencies, to the 4 layer technology.

    BTW, there are two other Fuji transparency films that are only sold in Japan.

    Fortia 50, introduced in 2004, and Fortia SP, introduced in 2005:
    http://www.fujifilm.co.jp/ppg/fortia/index.html

    Sorry, the page is in Japanese.
     
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    Which at least to me is great news, especially if they throw in reductions in grain size.

    Are these now regularily made? At least Fortia when introduced was a limited production (with the limit being one run) item and IIRC so was Fortia SP.
     
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    Sorry, I don't know. I found out about the films last year through Ken Rockwell's site.
     
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    I was at B+H the other week and they were completely out of both Kodak and Fuji 64 speed tungsten films. This is the first I heard of Fuji upgrading their E-6 films. Great news! Nice to see something positive developing and I can't wait to try them out.
     
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    All of their "F" films are upgraded, except Velvia 100F which is new. Notice, Astia 100 is now Astia 100F.
     
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    Aha I see. Duh. At any rate It''ll be interesting to see what the new version of 64 T looks like.
     
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    My understanding is that they are NOT doing a new version of RTP. At least according to their local rep.


     
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    The old version is pretty good film. It's sharper and finer grained than Kodak's 64T, which is really saying something, but it also has more contrast and the signature Fuji green. It also doesn't have as long a scale. But if EPY weren't available I'd be fairly content using it since I can correct the color balance in Photoshop.
     
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    But how do you then explain the contents of the link I posted? The film detailed in the pdf certainly isn't the present 64T RTP II.
     
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    Comparing the linked T64 data sheet with the RTPII data sheet currently on Fuji USA's site, the following differences are apparent in the new film:

    * 5x7, 11x14, 9x12cm and 13x18cm sheets no longer available
    * Sheet film base now 175um polyester instead of 205um acetate
    * 120 base now thinner at 98um (vs. 104um)
    * Balanced for 3200 K (vs. 3100 K)
    * Short exposures OK to 1/125 sec. (vs. 1/15 sec.)
    * Long exposures OK with no compensation to 2 min. (vs. 64 sec.)
    * Exposure compensation of +1/3 stop at 4 min. (vs. +1/2 stop at 256 sec.)
    * Diffuse RMS granularity of 7 (vs. 10)
    * High-contrast resolving power of 115 lines/mm (vs. 135 lines/mm)
    * Characteristic curves that depart noticably above D=2.4 (vs. 2.7)
    * Reduced MTF response, both at low and high frequencies
     
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    While we are talking about Fuji can anyone enlighten me as to the Fuji BW papers on This Page - from a very rough translation it looks like there could be some very interesting papers here!

    Lachlan
     
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    Much as I've always appreciated the advantages of Fuji's fourth layer, in this case it seems to make the new film less sharp. Not an issue in 4x5, but perhaps important to those shooting 35mm.
     
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    I suspect it won't make much difference. Most 35mm photographers are using zoom lenses, as I do, that won't even resolve high enough to make any difference. I've been looking for a lens resolution chart/test for my 35mm lenses, but haven't found one yet.
     
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    It just hit me - the new T64 will have the lowest high contrast resolution of any Fuji slide fim, including 400 speed consumer films. They all have at least 135.

    Whetever this makes an actual difference, and to how many people ... I'm honestly not sure. If you are trying to squeeze every bit you can out of the system, sure, the drop in resultion may be significant. Then again, Velvia 100/100F have a resolution of 160lpm at that contrast and might give a better result with filtration (but at a slower speed). At any rate, you need to be using a very good lens and very stable tripod and then use a very good scanner (or enlrager) to get a difference in the end result, even more so with the reduced grain.
     
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    Hello,

    Please allow me to state the obvious....that I was wrong about the demise of RTP. I was thinking of NPL. The Fuji rep stated that they had no new version of NPL coming out.

    Goes to show you why I don't believe anything I read on the internet!!!

    W



     
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    That is because it has been replaced by a newer film - either the Pro 160S or 160C, I'm not sure which one corresponds to NPL.
     
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    Heh. Given that NPL only came out slightly more than a year ago thats no wonder ;-)
     
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    Neither. NPL aka 160L is the tungsten balanced, japan only[1], 120 and sheet film format only 160 speed negative film designed for long / longish exposures. It came out at the same time as 160S & 160C so its a fairly new film. http://www.silverprint.co.uk/PDF/NPL160.pdf

    [1] well, it is easily available elsewhere too, but the fuji usa / uk / etc sites don't officialy list it.
     
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    Thanks, I wasn't aware that Fuji made a tungsten based color negative film.
     
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    Actually, NPL has been out for years and has recently been discontinuted. AFAIK, there is no new replacement. It's a nice film. Too bad if it's gone.


     
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    I'm afraid we don't use much color negative film in the landscape business.
     
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    I thought that had already done that? I did read in this months Profesional Photographer that both Fuji and Kodak have new emultions coming.