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    120 Astia/Velvia?

    My bride and I are making a trip to Norway in August and I will be shooting FOMApan 100 (mostly). I got to thinking it might behoove me to take along a coupla rolls of some of this here new-fangled film what makes a COLOR!! image!
    Freestyle offers Fuji Astia and Velvia in ISO 100 120. I expect it shall be used for scenery. Which one should I take?
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    I would recommend astia and provia 400x. You might try some velvia 100 as well, but I think you will prefer astia, especially if your bride will be in the photo.

    You might assume that because there will be sunlight 'til well past 10pm that you should take slowish films. Well actually some of the most magical light is right around 10-11 and there won't be that much of it- think of a very long sunset. Hence my recommendation for 400x.
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    Go for ASTIA. The best slidefilm ever.

    Most og the pictures here are on Astia: http://www.tmax100.com/a.html

    I have a Studio and lab in Norway, so if u pass by Molde, drop the films and you will have them developed in an hour. I also do drumscans.

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    I've shot both and personally I did not like velvia 50 or 100. The film gives off a red colour cast that I'm not too fond of. Astia on the other hand...rules.

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    the kodachrome king is dead long live the new astia king.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kompressor View Post
    Go for ASTIA. The best slidefilm ever.

    Most og the pictures here are on Astia: http://www.tmax100.com/a.html

    I have a Studio and lab in Norway, so if u pass by Molde, drop the films and you will have them developed in an hour. I also do drumscans.
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    Many thanks. ASTIA it shall be. We'll be visiting friends in the Vesteralen.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    I would recommend some color print film instead. Try some Kodak Extar and Fuji 400H and Pro 160S, unless you have a compelling reason to shoot slides. But Astia is my favorite all around slide film, but getting prints requires a digital solution (or finding Ilfochrome materials or printer).

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    Astia is better for skin tones, velvia for land/sky/seascapes. Enjoy!

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    My favourite general purpose Fuji 120 slide film is Provia 100 F.
    Last edited by benjiboy; 06-23-2009 at 04:29 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Astia, definitely. Best medium speed slide film nowadays, particularly if you can get new emulsion.
    Provia 400X if you want/need higher speed. Both of these scan beautyful, if that is your inclination.
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