Wouldn't 141 speed be closer to the middle of 100 and 200?
Originally Posted by jnanian
you mean they don't ?!
i think you need to ask for a refund
A friend had a wall clock that ran backwards. Very confusing!!
Why is that confusing? I can run backwards... sort of.
Originally Posted by Ektagraphic
Maybe it's because it eliminates the need for a complany to offer a 100 and a 200 speed film. 160 is pretty much in the middle.
It's twice as close to 200 as it is to 100...
For me with a film such as Portra 160 serves the purpose of a 100 and 200 speed film. If I need faster I go faster.
Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time
They're rebels without a cause. Society wants their film speed to be a multiple of 25, but they say NO.
Why not 160!? More choices!
films have been asa 160 for a long time ..
maybe it has to do with goldielocks
( not too fast, not slow but just right )
Before there was Portra at ISO 160, there was Vericolour III at 160 (IIRC). Before that, there was Vericolour II which was ASA 125 (IIRC).
Just progress, I guess .
To drive you crazy! [It is half the speed of Tri-X 320!]
Why do olives come packed in salt water and sardines come packed in olive oil?
Why are the labels on Cranberries upside down according to how the can is opened? I have asked many people that and no grocer knows the answer.
Maybe it goes with ASA 64. I use ASA because that film is long gone. What's the most unusual film speed listed by a manufacturer?
I love those King Oscar ones. http://www.kingoscar.com/company
My step grandfather was Norwegian, we fished and hunted and ate King Oscar Sardines, but I've told that story before...
BTW: where is Ole these days?
Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand