Replacement for Fuji Pro800z?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by iShoot, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. iShoot

    iShoot Member

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    Hello All!

    I shoot weddings, and I would like to know your opinions about a replacement for Pro800z. I plan on shooting Pro400H throughout the day, but once the sunsets and I'm going to need some faster speed films to capture that last ounce of light. Am I out of luck and am I going to need to shoot Portra 800? I'm not all too thrilled about mixing color stocks. Is 400H pushed to 800 an option? I expose my film by one stop. Shoot 400 speed film and then expose at 200,etc. Any help would be great!
     
  2. perkeleellinen

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    Can I guess you shoot 120 film?

    Your only option is Portra 800, however, perhaps the new Portra 400 may be worth a stab.

    I normally shoot 800 films at 640 and I'm currently experimenting to see if Portra 800 overexposed by 1/3 stop is better or worse than Portra 400 underexposed 1/3 stop. Perhaps that's something you could look at too.
     
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    If you don't want to move to Kodak, then I guess you have a few options. Is Superia 800 still available? Would Provia 400X pushed be OK? Will 400H push to 800 OK?
     
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    Well... if you usually overexpose by one stop, then exposing 400H at box speed youd give you the same working speed as 800Z exposed at 400. Would definitely work better than a completely different looking emulsion from another company.