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Colour Negative film for landscapes


McKenzie 9 22 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 3:37PM
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 Plus
11 23.9k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Feb 2007 5:22PM
Some super sharp and smooth as peanut butter Fuji Provia 100F
User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
24 Feb 2007 6:25PM
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 9 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2007 1:24PM
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 11 5.2k 3 Wales
25 Feb 2007 1:50PM
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 Plus
10 3.9k 3 United States Outlying Islands
25 Feb 2007 2:25PM

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.
spaceman 11 5.2k 3 Wales
25 Feb 2007 3:28PM
Superia 100 might be worth a try.
McKenzie 9 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2007 3:44PM
Thanks for the input Spaceman and Snapper.
Regards
Steve
zeon2001_uk 10 135
25 Feb 2007 7:16PM
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
McKenzie 9 22 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 1:47PM
Many thanks for the suggestions P' ......I have sent you a personal message.
Regards
Steve

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