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    Try a roll of Fuji Reala, it's a four layer emulation that I tried lately and was very impressed, its very sharp and it's very good in mixed lighting . I mainly shoot portraits and use Fuji Pro 160s, but wanted a more "punchy" film for general photography, I like reala a lot.

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    Yea, I liked Reala, but they don't make it anymore (exept for superia reala which is nice but not quite the same)

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    I am no expert on this but I have noticed a great difference in the greens of foliage when I use the Kodak UC 400. The color seems true to life with this film. Others I have used seem to make everything some shade of green even if it wasn't green. Like hay grass, dark green stalks with light amber seed heads. Kodak UC renders it that way. Other films seem to want to make it all green.

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    Are you sure

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_Davor
    Yea, I liked Reala, but they don't make it anymore (exept for superia reala which is nice but not quite the same)
    Is Superior Reala the same film renamed, it still has the same designation CS ?.

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    Good morning,

    Kodak 100UC, as another poster mentioned, would be a very saturated colour negative film that would go beyond what you are getting with the Portra films. While I rarely use colour negative films, this is one I don't hesitate to take with me. The other nice aspect is that it does a nice job on skintones.

    The various Fuji Velvia flavours are mostly heavy green blue saturation biased, though it seems that 100F creates a bluer result than Velvia 100. The older Velvia 50 is more saturated all over. I found in a comparison that Kodak E100G did a better job with green tones than either Velvia 100 film, so that is another one you might want to try out. I should qualify that I was photographing an old Morgan painted Brooklands Green, a somewhat difficult subject for many films.

    You can compare (quickly) the Kodak E-films at:

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...14.13.16&lc=en

    In general, the G and GX varieties are fairly close. My personal feeling is that E100G is really close to Velvia 100F. Most of the subjects I photograph need colour performance in a different realm, so I use more E100VS than any other film. The other film I use a great deal of is E200, because I have been able to work out pushing it to 4 2/3 stops; unfortunately they don't make this in Readyloads, so I only use it in my smaller cameras.

    The best thing to do is pick a scene, then test shoot several films in similar lighting conditions. Pay attention to the shadows, and see how several films react to colour in those areas. You can also find that many transparency films will handle 1/3 to 1/2 stop more or less exposure, and sometimes that slight difference might be more to your liking, or more what you had in mind.

    I see picking films a little like picking paints and brushes, each will render a slightly different idea to creatively express a scene. There is not really just one absolute, more like many different very good choices. Hopefully you get to enjoy many of these.

    Ciao!

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    Ed Just to back up Bentley's point. I have the Spring/Summer 2006 Fuji Connect Magazine and it lists Reala in 120 and 35mm designated CS and part of the Fujifilm Professional range.

    It doesn't list Superia,presumably as it's not part of the Professional range and I'd be surprised if it was a renamed Superia Reala.

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    I emailed Fuji Professional u.k. and got a reply from Jerry Deeney, a senior market specialist at the company who confirms that Reala CS and Superior Reala CS are the same film,I'm pleased to say I really like the stuff.

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