You can reverse B&W films successfully.
Originally Posted by jcc
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
I just ordered some Provia 400X, in 120 and 35mm, simply because I suddenly realized that it was the only remaining slide film rated beyond ISO 100. I don't know if I've been asleep or what, but somehow I had totally missed the fact that Kodak wasn't making slide film any longer. Obviously I knew that Kodachrome was long gone, but not that they'd stopped everything else.
Though I don't shoot a lot of slide film, sometimes I like to, and sometimes it's the absolute best way of determing the quality of a lens or camera, given that what comes out of the camera is what you evaluate -- no printing variables involved.
I guess I've had my head too much in B/W if I managed to miss all this....
In the UK (where Batwister is based) getting above 1/125, f2.8 with 100 speed film means it's a rare nice day.
Originally Posted by brianmquinn
Folks, PLEASE use your brains. Logic is the key here. Fujifilm Tokyo states, "due to decrease in world wide global demand and smaller production runs...."
Now come on! How does removing a film from North America improve ANYTHING with the above? It does not. In fact, it makes it MUCH MUCH worse since North America must be one of the largest film markets in the world. Cut out the North American market and Provia's demand will decrease even MORE and the production runs will get even smaller.
NOTE: Provia 400X and Neopan 400 did *NOT* get the new updated boxes. Coincidence? I think not.
Except if you were pushing Provia 400X one or two stops. How's 100F going to help you there? Answer: It won't.
Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour
I pushed Provia 400X to ISO800 with very nice results. Far better than I would have expected.
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Originally Posted by perkeleellinen
Yeah, I also recognize* that 5-stop reduction, heavy overcast, endlessly rainy days and weeks at a time for 10+ months out of every 12... exposure.
* Greater Seattle, Washington, USA region.
"When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."
— Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932
Agreed. I'm surprised the UK market isn't exclusively offered P3200TMZ and ISO1600 color films. Suicidal weather.
Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.
Are you sure the asian markets don't use film more? They have TONS of cameras for sale I've heard, all the time piles of them buying and selling, I would guess (and it's not based on anything but speculation) that there's more sales there than here, they wouldn't just cancel here in the US if there weren't reasons.
Originally Posted by RattyMouse
I also think many of the users of slide films, had split between Kodak and Fuji, and when Kodak went out of the slide world, lots of people "stocked up" and so there wasn't much increase for fuji in the purchase of new fujichrome the way they would have expected, and by the time people run out of the kodak stuff, fuji had already gotten there projected numbers and they weren't showing what they had expected and pulled out too soon... sad...
Provia 100F shot at 320 and pushed 2 stops looks pretty good. A slight shift to the red but not bad.
Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour
Shoot more film.
There are eight ways to put a slide into a projector tray. Seven of them are wrong.
Surely Provia 400 sold better than 100?
There's no way of assessing this on Flickr anymore however, due to the new design... i.e., can't compare page counts for 400 vs 100.
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