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    which one is the slide with most natural colors?

    Hi analog friends,

    I'd like to shoot some slides, but with very natural colors (for people photography). I don't like the saturation of velvia.

    I'm not really into slide films and i can't find the info on google.

    thanks

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    Try Ektachrome

    Ektachrome has always been pretty neutral for me.

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...?pq-path=13369

    I used to use it for my art documentation jobs.

    Good luck.

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    Astia 100F. Provia 400x if you need the speed. But astia gives nice skin tones.
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    Fuji have always been the most natural since E4 days

    Now we have E6 so Astia or Provia.

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    My vote: Ektachrome 100 G.

    But why slides?

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    and what can you tell me about sensia 100. i've shot 1 roll of it but those days i didn't know how to expose correctly. The price of the slide also matters to me, because additionally processing is expensive. thanks

    i want to shoot something in color now and i think it would be nice to watch the photos with my projector :]

    i also like the concept of pretty much fixed color/contrast of the photo on slides

    i still have ~40 rolls of apx 400, when i finish them (like 1 year) i will consider negatives or slides :]

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    Both Velvia and Provia are too saturated for my taste on many subjects. Astia 100F looks nice to me, but my preference is Kodak Ektachrome 100G or Elitechrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmions View Post
    and what can you tell me about sensia 100. i've shot 1 roll of it but those days i didn't know how to expose correctly. The price of the slide also matters to me, because additionally processing is expensive. thanks
    I haven't shot any 35mm transparency in a while, so I haven't used the recent Sensia, but when I used to use it I found it to be a great film. Sensia used to be the same as Astia. I assume it still is, but didn't get a name change when Astia went to Astia F. It's the least saturated of the Fuji slide films, and I think of Kodak too. Very nice all around film, and should meet your stated requirements quite well.
    Last edited by L Gebhardt; 07-15-2010 at 03:38 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmions View Post
    and what can you tell me about sensia 100.
    Sensia 100 has always been my favorite. IMO it is very neutral or a bit warm, and gives nice rendition even to a bit overexposed highlights. Shadows might not "snap" as much as Velvia when projected (a bit lower DMAX) but OTOH it makes printing (and sc*n*ing) easier and it still looks good also when projected.

    Provia 400X, on the other hand, is something I don't find very usable if you want natural colors for portraits etc... It's a bit high in contrast and easily go magentaish IMO.

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    Astia. There is none better, none more natural. In fact, I would go so far as to claim all others have some bit of the unnatural to them. Be warned though, there are lies, damned lies, and scans. Don't let a scanned image guide you. You need to shoot a roll and look at it, ideally projected, to get a sense for what a slide film is like.
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