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F/1.4
08-22-2011, 03:30 AM
So yesterday I shot a wedding using only my two F100's, a 24mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400 and Kodak BW400CN. Oh my gosh how liberating! Got the film processed today and it looks fantastic!!!!

I am just so excited about this and I can't wait to add more pictures once I get permission, but here's two just to show something:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6086/6068264069_975629d3c1_b.jpg

Has anyone else gone to a film workflow after shooting digitally? After yesterday, and seeing the film today, I can't imagine shooting digital again for this unless it's really just too damn dark for film.

Lionel1972
08-22-2011, 04:22 AM
Congrats! Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Paul Green
08-22-2011, 05:18 AM
Wonderful! :)

Rick A
08-22-2011, 05:48 AM
Never gone digital, but I have shot a few weddings on film years ago. Congrats, lookin'good.

Jeff Kubach
08-22-2011, 07:48 AM
Looks great! Much better than digital!

Jeff

bblhed
08-22-2011, 07:55 AM
................. I can't imagine shooting digital again for this unless it's really just too damn dark for film.

You know about Fuji 1600 right? It can take a full stop plus of under exposure and still look good when processed normally.

Not being rude, just trying to keep you on the straight and narrow. I'm a Kodak shooter, but right tool for the job and all that.

Congratulations!

F/1.4
08-23-2011, 01:32 AM
I used a 1600 speed Fuji film about 5 years ago once, and the results were just awful. Can't remember what the name of the film was, but it was at my HS graduation. I might try something like TMAX 3200 @ 1600, or see how Portra 800 and BW400CN push. The thing is that actual B&W film IMO doesn't look good anywhere outside the darkroom. They scan terribly most of the time, and the BW400CN is much better in that dept when on a Frontier or Noritsu.

It's just that in the past, to be able to balance flash and ambient, i've been in situations where I was at f/1.4 and ISO 6400 on my D700. It would be tough to do that using film.

Anywho, here's a couple more shots from the other day!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6181/6072309318_291ea56808_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6063/6072310140_2c96efb370_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6071766119_b7d530483f_b.jpg

ColdEye
08-23-2011, 02:06 AM
Very beautiful. I am so digging the color shots, specially the sunflower. :)i I think the new Portra can be pushed to 800 or above, I saw it in a blog once, the guy rated it to 1600 and it still looks good.

Axle
08-24-2011, 10:16 AM
Portra 400 can be pushed and pulled to the max with still amazing results. I've seen shots on Portra 400 exposed at 3200, and pushed just one stop during development. fantastic shots all!

As for high speed b/w, thoughts on Ilford Delta 3200?

jp498
08-24-2011, 10:50 AM
For 1600speed B&W, I have had good results with Tmax400 pushed. Other people get good results with Tri-X pushed. I mostly make prints in the darkroom, but have no problem scanning Tmax400 with my Epson v700. Don't use Tri-X but imagine it should also scan well.

Keep it up! At my wedding 10 years ago, I had one photographer shoot the normal color stuff and groups, and had a second photographer shooting B&W film (tmax 400 pushed) only which I processed myself.

Athiril
08-24-2011, 11:57 AM
You know about Fuji 1600 right? It can take a full stop plus of under exposure and still look good when processed normally.

Not being rude, just trying to keep you on the straight and narrow. I'm a Kodak shooter, but right tool for the job and all that.

Congratulations!

Portra 800 does very well pushed. The characteristic curves for 1600 and 3200 push are in the data sheet.

Ideally you'd light a low light situation, not always possible of course. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 from what I got to play with on a 5DII is stellar wide open, it'd be great on film.


I used a 1600 speed Fuji film about 5 years ago once, and the results were just awful. Can't remember what the name of the film was, but it was at my HS graduation. I might try something like TMAX 3200 @ 1600, or see how Portra 800 and BW400CN push. The thing is that actual B&W film IMO doesn't look good anywhere outside the darkroom. They scan terribly most of the time, and the BW400CN is much better in that dept when on a Frontier or Noritsu.

It's just that in the past, to be able to balance flash and ambient, i've been in situations where I was at f/1.4 and ISO 6400 on my D700. It would be tough to do that using film.




I find it all scans excellent, it is honestly up to the user in that department, though hardware does let you down in the detail department unless using an expensive scanner.

Yeah I don't think you'll match the ISO 6400 performance of the 5DII or D700 etc, but given the curve published for Portra 800 in a 2 stop push, it is pretty promising.

Porta 800 should push better than 400. Portra 400 however is simply the best versatile/all rounder.


Portra 400 response:
http://i52.tinypic.com/ih5c14.jpg

Portra 800 response:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2q0lyc2.jpg

Vision3 500T response:
http://i51.tinypic.com/e5k2mw.jpg

Superia 1600 response:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2i0rkf7.jpg

dugrant153
08-25-2011, 12:37 AM
Wow, great shots!! I'm inspired myself to go and shoot more stuff on film :D

F/1.4
08-25-2011, 04:28 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the comments! I'll take a serious look at that Portra 800. I have to go to Pro Photo anyway, so i'll pick up a couple rolls and see what happens. I'll shoot one roll half at 400, half at 800 and process normal, than i'll push the other one to 1600 and see what happens :)