I can't hand-hold ISO 100 film on my 6x9cm camera (even in sunlight) so I didn't try with the Polaroid.
Originally Posted by hpulley
I most certainly do use a faster film in daylight with a hand-held 6x9cm, for which I have a lot of experience. I can get f16 at a hand holdable speed (around 1/250 to 1/500) with an EI around 600. That is why I went with the faster film. However, unlike the Ilford product, this Fuji stuff really is 3000.
Here is a breakdown on the apertures available to the camera:
(there are two adjustments that change the aperture, INDOOR/OUTDOOR and the film speed)
Focal length: 114mm
Format diagonal: 120mm
Optimum aperture for format: f20
Wide Open: F 8.4 (measured. Specs are F 8.8 per the manual)
300 - Indoors: F 12.6
75 - Outdoors: F 19
150 - Outdoors: F 25.3
300- Outdoors: F 39
3000 - Outdoors: F 50
The problem then is that with films in the 75 and 150 range, the aperture is ok but the shutter speeds are going to be slow with the 'recommended' settings.
The specs show the shutter can do 10 seconds to 1/1200 second (model 100 ?? 250 simiar??). In that case I'd try to avoid the "OUTDOOR" settings with the small apertures. But only more testing will tell
Last edited by ic-racer; 05-12-2011 at 10:45 AM. Click to view previous post history.