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    Aviphot Chrome 200 slide film test results

    First off, let me say that this is a test, only a test. I was not doing this to show off my horrible photo skills, just to see what the film was capable of. I just took a bunch of photos of places close by my house that I visit often. this way i have a better mental idea of what the photo should look like so i can compare it to what is on the film. I wanted to get in and out so I could get home to develop the film last night. I now realize i have no pictures of people. sorry about that. But lets get a few things out of the way first

    1) the film was shot on a Nikon F4 using 3 lenses. Nikon 17-35, Nikon 50mm 1.8d, and a Nikon 70-300 VRii G zoom.
    2) To keep it simple I left the camera on P mode (so I could use the G lens) and used matrix metering.
    3) Film was shot at 200 iso setting
    4) film was developed in Tetenal E-6 chems, 3 bath plus stab
    5) Scanned on a minolta dimage scan elite 5400 using vuescan
    6) vuescan. first was a raw DNG scan 64bit RGBI with no corrections. second vuescan pass was done to run infrared cleaning. no grain reduction. color balance was set to neutral. scan saved as uncompressed TIFF
    7) TIFF was opened in photoshop only to resize to a JPG that could be uploaded to the site.

    There were no corrections of any kind used except for cleaning. no sharpening, color adjustments, white balance adjustments and so on. I was hoping to show as best I could just what is on the film.

    A few observations....

    1) this film is thin compared to all other slide films I've used in 35mm
    2) after drying and cutting it had a bad corkscrew curl to it.
    3) this is a very grainy film. reminds me a lot of fuji superia 200. this is not a pro film but more like an consumer film.
    3) no yellow cast to my eyes

    I am open to questions and suggestions. if its possible I will take suggestions about other things to shoot.
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    Last edited by destroya; 03-22-2013 at 12:53 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    It looks quite like the Rollie Digibase 200 ISO where the grain is concerned. You don't think it could be the same film under a different alias? Digibase has a acetate base and cannot be torn, it is thin but doesn't curl as you described.

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    -) this film should have a PET base of 100µm

    -) I assume design of the emulsion to be from the early 90's



    (And thank you for the blossoms, we still had snow the last days...)

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    I have just had a look at the last image and yes it is made by AGFA as is Digibase. One and the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMbikerider View Post
    I have just had a look at the last image and yes it is made by AGFA as is Digibase. One and the same.

    I added the picture after your first post as an FYI

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    Buying in bulk

    Can I ask where you got it from? I assume not from UK but there have been a few asking for it so I could prompt one of the usual outlets to see if they can get some. How much was it if you don't mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMbikerider View Post
    Can I ask where you got it from? I assume not from UK but there have been a few asking for it so I could prompt one of the usual outlets to see if they can get some. How much was it if you don't mind me asking?
    got it from here. Paid about $68 US including shipping. took a week to get here

    http://wittner-cinetec.com/katalog/0...nbild.php#3004

    there is a thread about the film here which has more info. This post is what prompted me to give the film a chance.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum40/1...-yellow-4.html

    Also, here is the PDF about the film

    http://wittner-cinetec.com/katalog/0...ad/en_3004.pdf

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    destroya,

    Thank you for biting the bullet and trying this out for us! The grain looks somewhat consistent to the Digibase CR200 I've used, although it's a bit finer in your examples. Unfortunately, I don't have a proper scanner so we can't do a direct comparison.

    I might buy one of these reels myself. My number one staple for years was Velvia 100, then I switched to the two versions of Ektachrome just before they were discontinued. Now that I running low on my remaining Kodak film, I'm trying to decide what I want to do next.

    Thank you again for sharing.

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    Yay!!! The film looks good, No Yeller cast, good color rendering.

    Well, I am still waiting for my 100' roll from Wittner-Cinetec, any day now it should arrive, I don't do home E-6 so I will send my test roll to a reputable lab.

    Thank You so much Destroya! You have done well!

    Conclusions may be drawn........

    Those vendors of the "Piss-A-Chrome" CR-200 now have a bit to consider......

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    Quote Originally Posted by destroya View Post

    I am open to questions and suggestions. if its possible I will take suggestions about other things to shoot.
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    john
    Thanks John, The pictures look great. Did you project them?

    I will probably order 100ft of this.

    You efforts and contributions are appreciated.
    - Bill Lynch

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