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    Someone help..... I've read that UC has finer grain than any of the Fuji's film...might even be the finest grain negative film presently available. And does anyone know if Royal Gold 25 is available? The insanity

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    Royal Gold has been gone for years. I suggest you buy a couple rolls of each of the films you are interested in and give them a shot. Shoot similar shots with each roll at close to the same time of day. Send them all in to get printed, and see which film YOU like.
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    UC-Reala

    I use both in 100 ISO. I like both and see little difference between them. Both of them enlarge nicely to 16x20 from 6x7. But Reala is much cheaper, half the price of UC

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    Reala is my favourite when shooting color @ ISO 100 (35 mm)

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    Fuji Reala seems to be one of those films that people either love or hate...no middle ground. Personally, I love it.

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    I loved Kodak Real Gold 100 while it was available. Upon discontinuing it, I tried Fuji's Reala and was vastly dazzled about its lack of grain, incredible sharpness, and true color duplication. It is one absolutely gorgeous emulsion and my Leica lenses smile at me and it when my M6 and my R8 detect it feeding through it!!

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    I did side by side tests of NPC, NPS, 160NC and 100UC. My impression was that 100UC did have the lowest graininess by a small margin. That's not a measurement, just an observation. What I did measure that surprised me was the speed: 100UC was just the fastest of the three films based on the lower section of the relative exposure/density curves. 160 NC was just the slowest - but they were all in the same ball-park. 100UC also had the longest straight-line section. Caveat: I only tested one film of each type, but they were all developed together and were all fresh.

    Whatever, I'd agree with Brian: the choice between them is purely a personal one based on how they look (except maybe for 100UC's apparently greater range - which may or may not matter to you).

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    Fine grain film

    If I want the best possible results in terms of grain and resolution there is, in my opinion, one choice...Konica Impresa 50. This film is not well distributed and can be hard to get. It is of moderate to low contrast and offers exceptional discrimation of various hues. This film is everything that Royal Gold 25 should have been. I use it with my 35mm on a very stable tripod...Majestic 2501..with the mirror locked up and hoprfully with an aperture of F5.6 or wider open with a good quality prime lens. This is as good as it gets as far as I am concerned.

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    The agfa Ultra 100 is also a great film with good color saturation and grain, my personal favorites are the Fuji due to the vast cost difference, in every day usuage, I think you will find most of the contenders great film..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satinsnow
    The agfa Ultra 100 is also a great film with good color saturation and grain, my personal favorites are the Fuji due to the vast cost difference, in every day usuage, I think you will find most of the contenders great film..

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    Ultra 100 is SO great for outdoor shots and still life IMHO

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