What film for neon?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by athanasius80, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. athanasius80

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    Ok guys, I'm going up to Spokane this weekend where there are random old neon signs still on the buildings. What 35mm or 120 film would handle neon lights after dark especially well? I prefer print but am not averse to slide. Thanks.
     
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    I have always used, just regular old ISO 100 or 200 to shoot Neon(both Kodak and Fuji), I don't know of any special film that you need to use. Make sure you have a steady hand, as the neon only comes out a bit after dusk.

    Dave
     
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    Chris, my first suggestion was going to be Efke100 because of the ability to contract, but then I realized you wanted color :smile:

    I like Kodak 400UC which is available at most Wal-Marts in 35mm at 3rolls/$12. It's also fantastic in 120. Bright, punchy colors with low grain and good latitude.
     
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    I would use 100t, 100uc or possibly reala. I would use film that won't block-up quickly in the highlights and yet has punch. 400uc would also work as would NPZ, but why use a faster film if your going to be using a tripod?
     
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    Robert must be busy, so I'll go ahead and plug Velvia for him.
     
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    kodak portra NC - 35mm its really good with night lights