Quote Originally Posted by mrcallow
I've never heard of Natura 1600 film. Is it available in the US and in 120? Sorry to get off topic...
John,

As far as I know it is not available in the US. I get mine from megaperls in Japan. It works out at about the same price as Portra 800 or Pro 800Z. I don't know about availability in 120.

firecracker,
The Natura S aperture does stop down, but I don't know any details. I assume that Ryuji can answer this better than I can, because he has referred to his fall-off tests at f/4. The maximum shutter speed is only 1/360 as far as I know (source: Dirk Rosler of megaperls). In my brief review in the 'compacts' thread, I did comment on why I prefer this camera to my Canon 24 mm f/1.4 L on an SLR, but I wouldn't want to try to persuade someone else that the Natura was the ideal camera for them. If you have these doubts, then maybe it isn't the camera for you.

Best,
Helen