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    McKenzie
    McKenzie  8 United Kingdom
    24 Feb 2007 - 3:37 PM

    I have just started using some old 6x9 neg' ( 120 roll film ) medium format folding cameras, I would like to try some colour landscape prints. Does anyone have some suggestions as to film types worth trying.

    Regards
    Steve

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    keithh
    keithh e2 Member 1022910 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Feb 2007 - 5:22 PM

    Some super sharp and smooth as peanut butter Fuji Provia 100F

    User_Removed
    24 Feb 2007 - 6:25 PM

    Oh YUM!!

    Smile

    Modern colour neg emulsions are just so good compared to twenty years ago. With their wider latitude, even better than some tranny emulsions of the same period.

    McKenzie
    McKenzie  8 United Kingdom
    25 Feb 2007 - 1:24 PM

    Thanks guys, Keith, I thought Provia was a Slide only film, I would like to use colour negative film for develop and print.

    Steve

    spaceman
    spaceman  105166 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
    25 Feb 2007 - 1:50 PM

    That tells you how long it's been since Keith used film. I think any 100 neg film should deliver the results you're after - providing the D&P is up to scratch. If you're not pleased with the results it may be worth trying transparency film instead.

    Snapper
    Snapper  93736 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
    25 Feb 2007 - 2:25 PM


    Quote: I would like to use colour negative film for develop and print.

    The problem here is that both Fuji and Kodak 120 neg film is all geared towards wedding/portrait photography, which means low contrast and good skintones rather than landscape shots. This is one of the reasons why most 120 landscapers go for slide film with its wider choice of colours and contrast. I can't speak for other manufacturers, although there aren't that many.

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    spaceman
    spaceman  105166 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
    25 Feb 2007 - 3:28 PM

    Superia 100 might be worth a try.

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    McKenzie
    McKenzie  8 United Kingdom
    25 Feb 2007 - 3:44 PM

    Thanks for the input Spaceman and Snapper.
    Regards
    Steve

    zeon2001_uk
    25 Feb 2007 - 7:16 PM

    There are a few negative films you could use for landscapes, Fuji 160C is quite saturated and contrasty for a mid range, and for low speed Fuji Reala 100 is pretty good.

    However if you want velvia like colour you need either Fuji Fortia or Fuji Fortia SP, they sell it only in Japan, especially this time of year (Cherry blossom season has just started).

    If you want me to get you a roll give me a shout :-P

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    McKenzie
    McKenzie  8 United Kingdom
    26 Feb 2007 - 1:47 PM

    Many thanks for the suggestions P' ......I have sent you a personal message.
    Regards
    Steve

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