Differences in film quality?
Yes, I went there....
What do you guys use for the shots you get and where do you get it?
I've been using Grocery store bought Fuji film for my testing and dial in, but I want some better quality media for after I'm done learning the camera.
I've used Kodachrome in the past.....
You use the film for your purposes. I'm sure, depending on your intent, Western Family branded film would do just as well as a $8 roll of Vevlia or something. It's all about using the right tool for the job, not about one being better than the other.
It all depends on what you'll be shooting and whether you want color or B&W. Is the color film you bought Fuji Superia? If so, it's an outstanding film for the price. For a truly "pro" film, Kodak Portra (especially the new Portra) is getting raves.
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Kodak, Fuji, and Ilford are the "big three" that remain. I've never had a quality issue with anything from one of these companies. Rollei also sells pretty technically sound film based on the fact that I have only had one issue, and it was an assembly issue, not a problem with the base or the emulsion. I had several rolls of 120 in which the film was taped in the wrong place on the paper, resulting in my shooting on to the backing paper for about one frame. Other films worked correctly in the same film back, and I got the rolls replaced by Freestyle. I'm not really sure about Foma. Efke/Adox are not up to par with the big three in terms of quality control IME.
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grocery store, drug store, ebay and from people here
some fresh but mostly expired, i haven't noticed a difference.
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Generic Fujifilm. 200 ISO. I'll probably save the good stuff for when I'm filming friends babies or weddings.
I'm desperate to see how these come out, but I'm gonna wait until I'm established in Bellingham first before I get them developed.
Now the next question, any one place better than another for developing than another?
One day I'd like my own dark room, but that's not gonna happen for awhile.
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As long as the film is fairly fresh and have a Kodak or Fuji lable I doubt you will have any issue with the film.
The lab is a different issue.
For paying work I like Richard Photo lab in LA.
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Guess I'm not using Wal-mart then!
My local downtown shop/lab here isn't here anymore, so I'll have to I'll have to find I lab I like in Bellingham.
Why do you think your Fuji 200 wouldn't be perfectly fine for weddings and babies?
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I dunno why it wouldn't be, just personal preference, I guess?
I was gonna see about the differences between the films. Run a roll of each thru at the same event.