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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    I was under the impression that a tripod was used. The only way to really shoot something like city scenes at night would be to use the f/1 Leica lenses, open wide and use 3200 film. Clay Harmon has done this very successfully.
    But it takes a lot of patience, and a tripod is definitely the door opener at night. Most of my night exposures are shot at f/8 or so, and around 5-10 minutes depending on illumination.
    You would be surprised how much light pollution there is in a big city. If you keep your subjects you are shooting near shop windows, or under street lamps or neon signs, slower lens up to F2.8 can be used with film at 400 speed with acceptable sharpness and tonal range.

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    Fuji 1600 Superia is still in production and available at B&H (I just ordered some).

    800 Superia is also available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    You would be surprised how much light pollution there is in a big city. If you keep your subjects you are shooting near shop windows, or under street lamps or neon signs, slower lens up to F2.8 can be used with film at 400 speed with acceptable sharpness and tonal range.
    Lens shade? My compendium shade always saves the day for me.

    Granted, I live in Minneapolis, and not NYC or Chicago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    For your long exposures:
    Fuji Acros 100.
    Also called Legacy pro I believe, it's cheap as chips, and you don't have to make adjustments for exposures up to 2 minutes long.
    Legacy Pro is gorgeous film! I love it. I just had to chime in because I bought 14 rolls of it a couple weeks ago and I'm amazed with how the photos turned out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    For your long exposures:
    Fuji Acros 100.
    Also called Legacy pro I believe, it's cheap as chips, and you don't have to make adjustments for exposures up to 2 minutes long.
    Acros is awesome for night shots. Great reciprocity characteristics. Start at f/5.6 for 5 minutes, 2-3 min if there's a lot of lights, 8-10 if not. You'll get a working neg.

    Here's a lot of my night work using Acros, some medium format, some 35mm:

    http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=3869...s+night&m=text
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