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    Slide sharpness

    Hello,

    I gather Velvia 50 is the sharpest available slide film on the market. Could anyone please advise on the sharpest 100 speed slide film available?

    Thank you.

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    That would probably be Astia 100f. I don't know whether it's the sharpest, but it is arguably the best in terms of colour rendition, grain and tonality.
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    What's wrong with Velvia 100F ?
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    I prefer v100 among the velvias... but astia is tops in my opinion.
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    P.S. If you go through Fuji's charts you can look for "resolving power".... that plus RMS grain are the things to look for.
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    Then compare that to EKTAR 100.

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    I dunno Ron, when I project ektar, something doesn't look right
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    Maybe you have a negative impression!

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    As a practical matter I find Astia to be equivalent or even sharper than Velvia because it enables shooting in higher contrast ratio lighting than Velvia 50. (Also true of Ektar and Pro 160S.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
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    I find that when I project it and stare really hard at it for, oh, 20 minutes, and then close my eyes, then it looks like something.
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