Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,484   Posts: 1,571,251   Online: 1048
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Kekhotep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    67

    Daylight balanced fluorescent and film

    A man that I respect for his darkroom and photography work told me that daylight balanced fluorescent bulbs will not work well with film (I shoot with a Mamiya RZ67). He's a tad old, so I'm just not sure if he's right on this one.

    Please share your knowledge.

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    wildbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Grand Rapids
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,472
    Images
    140
    There are lots (kino, movietone, true match) that work just fine. Some cfl's may not show 100% accurate color. You/he need to be more specific.
    www.vinnywalsh.com

    I know what I want but I just don't know how to go about gettin' it.-Hendrix

  3. #3
    Daniel Haskins's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Sun City, CA
    Shooter
    127 Format
    Posts
    32
    Images
    2
    I'm not sure how it would do with slide film, or Kodak film, but I've shot Fuji 160S under daylight fluorescent bulbs, and even mixed with actual daylight, and it came out just fine.

    This shot here was made with bulbs from a cheap 10 pack:


    It might depend on how cheap your bulbs are, as some of the really cheap ones might flicker different colors, I'm not sure.

  4. #4
    Kekhotep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    67
    To be more specific, he said with film, I need strobes. But, in magazines I'm seeing that people are using dbfs. Any suggested manufacturers?

  5. #5
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    23,370
    Images
    65
    At Kodak we used Deluxe Cool White fluorescent bulbs for pseudo daylight.

    PE

  6. #6
    Daniel Haskins's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Sun City, CA
    Shooter
    127 Format
    Posts
    32
    Images
    2
    Kino is what I've heard hollywood uses, that some people were using it for stills too. They are pretty expensive though.

    Freestyle has a kit that's pretty cheap, and it says its "perfectly balanced for film and digital":
    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/92112-...it?cat_id=2601

  7. #7
    Mainecoonmaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,119
    Images
    6
    Fluorescent bulbs have different color temps. Here's a lighting kit that uses compact fluorescent bulbs.

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/92112-...t-Lighting-Kit

    Do some testing. But don't mix lighting sources. It just confuses things.

  8. #8
    Kekhotep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    67

  9. #9
    Mainecoonmaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,119
    Images
    6
    The link you gave me are for softboxes. The quality is very soft. It's good for product shots. So what kind if work do you like to do? What quality of light do you like? Do you like specular or soft light? What do you shoot? Is there a particular look you're looking for? But most color film is balanced for tungsten or daylight. But I think most fluorecsent light kits are balanced for daylight. The color temperature is about 5000k.

  10. #10
    Kekhotep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    67
    I want to use it for portraiture.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin