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    Choosing color film

    Within few weeks I'll have a trip to India for 10 days. I'd like to choose some color films (in addition to B&W ones). I'd like to have both medium speed (ISO 100 – 200) and high speed (ISO 400 – 800, may be 1,600).

    First, would you recommend slides, or negatives, or both? Please mention the reasons.

    Second – which films? Please mention the reasons.

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    I'd probably take Velvia 100F and a small tripod for low light situations.

    I usually don't take color & B&W on the same trip 'cause I find it hard to think both in color & B&W at the same time.

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    What format(s) cameras are you using?
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    Dear Joshua,

    The brand names sell quality products. If I were to bring 800 speed film I would opt for the "pro" versions as they seem to just look better to my eye. Shoot slides if you plan on projecting them. Shoot negative film if you plan on prints. The latter has the added advantage of both larger exposure latitude and the same sort of response as your b&w film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal View Post
    Shoot slides if you plan on projecting them. Shoot negative film if you plan on prints
    Thank you, Neal and everyone.
    What's the preference for printing from scans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua_G View Post
    Thank you, Neal and everyone.
    What's the preference for printing from scans?
    This is an interesting question as one of the stated reasons why Kodak brought out the "new" Porta was because it provides better scans. Fuji recently also brought out a new "scanner-friendly" film line. I don't know the name of it - perhaps someone else here does?

    "Scannability" (or at least, "better scanability") seems to be one line of film R&D that remains active.

    Again, others here will know a lot more about that than I do.

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    I keep staring at this on Silverprint's website and wondering about it
    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/bwf14.html
    Sounds interesting if nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akki14 View Post
    I keep staring at this on Silverprint's website and wondering about it
    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/bwf14.html
    Sounds interesting if nothing else.
    Thank you.
    Those films are unavailable in country (Israel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akki14 View Post
    I keep staring at this on Silverprint's website and wondering about it
    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/bwf14.html
    Sounds interesting if nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua_G View Post
    Thank you.
    Those films are unavailable in country (Israel).
    Haven't found them here in the US either. I wonder if anyone has tried these Rollei "scanner-friendly" color neg films? I suppose one could order them from the UK to try them - but it'd be nice to have a "user review" first.

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