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    Default What slides to use for oversea trip ?

    Going to USA in Feb soon
    can't decide to buy which kind of slides to use

    any recommendation ?

    Fujifilm : Fujichrome Provia 400F Prof.
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    Fujifilm : Fujichrome Sensia 200
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    Fujifilm : Fujichrome Provia 100F Prof.


    I will be buying in tin if possible

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    If you're not shooting people i recommend Velvia 50. For people, go with Provia 100F. Velvia 50 tends to make them look lobsterish
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    provia 400 will serve u fine

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    I'm looking for a multi-purpose silde.
    Think most of the time is shooting ppl & landscape

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    will provia 400 be too grainy ?

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    i brought 2 cameras for my previous overseas trip, one digital and one loaded with a velvia 50. that should give u a good flexibilty between landscapes and anything else.

    I suggest you bring a iso400 flim... can survive harsh daylight to dim indoor lights without needing a tripod. You won't wanna regret not taking a picture because the iso is simply too low right?

    By the way, enjoy your trip!

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    Thanks
    I only got a camera
    My trusted EOS 30 :P

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    Velvia 100F, not as saturated as the Velvia 50, but shoot at ISO80 speed would be very nice, even for people. Or you can try Reala (ISO100) for neg (neg version of Velvia they say)

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    Quote Originally Posted by locksley
    Going to USA in Feb soon
    can't decide to buy which kind of slides to use

    any recommendation ?

    Fujifilm : Fujichrome Provia 400F Prof.
    or
    Fujifilm : Fujichrome Sensia 200
    or
    Fujifilm : Fujichrome Provia 100F Prof.


    I will be buying in tin if possible
    For tins (100' bulk), you are probably stuck with Provia 100F; don't think Cathay or Ruby bring in other types on a regular basis. For Kodak, you would probably have only the E100VS for 100' bulk.

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    Fujifilm : Fujichrome Provia 100F Prof.
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    But how is its Exposure Latitude?
    with ISO 100, I hardly can use it at night or indoor (rite ?)

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    I would put it this way, it depends on your personal preferance, not always that Fujichrome Provia 100F Prof is good. It depends on what you are taking and your intentions of bringing out what aspect of the image out (rich color, netural, etc...). Each film has it own characteristics, strong point and weakness.
    You might want to also consider kodak. Their slides also not bad.

    My 2 cents.
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    not sure whether it's OT here...

    If you not sure of which slide film to use, i think you should not be trying it now.

    No offence but you do not want to shoot slide when you are going for trips as you will only have 1 chance to get it right. Shoot film, esp films like Fuji 400, which allows you to print a decent side up to 8R without seeing the grains. If you want nice natural colours go for Fuji Reala, a tad exp but worth it.

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    Erm actually Reala the saturation is rather high too. people tend to turn out reddish. Perhaps you could try Supra 400? Colours are quite natural.
    Velvia 50 has the most outlandish colours by far so it's my personal fav.
    Velvia 100F and Provia 100F are very similar, IMO.
    Bring a range of films if you're gonna be shooting under a wide range of conditions.
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    So where can I buy cheap slides? (not in bulk)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    So where can I buy cheap slides? (not in bulk)
    I find Cathay generally cheaper than Ruby when buying film. But you will not get a great difference in prices IMO.

    chgoh

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    Quote Originally Posted by locksley
    But how is its Exposure Latitude?
    with ISO 100, I hardly can use it at night or indoor (rite ?)
    Why not? A little harder than ISO400, but still doable with a 1.4 lens. Use a flash if its too dark.

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    Anyone knows if FujiFilm still bundle 6 boxes of Velvia/Provia/Sensia same type film which sells much cheaper than individual? Last time I buy still have (they trying it out the bundling style) but now dunno got or not.


    I used both the Velvia 100F and Provia 100F, the Velvia is more saturated but still looks fine, but a bit reddish (not a problem for my case but others may not like). Or you can try Astia 100F, giving very nice colour tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theITguy
    Anyone knows if FujiFilm still bundle 6 boxes of Velvia/Provia/Sensia same type film which sells much cheaper than individual? Last time I buy still have (they trying it out the bundling style) but now dunno got or not.


    I used both the Velvia 100F and Provia 100F, the Velvia is more saturated but still looks fine, but a bit reddish (not a problem for my case but others may not like). Or you can try Astia 100F, giving very nice colour tone.

    Tried that before. Even buy a brick of 20 rolls also no discount.

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    Oh I meant the 6-pack are bundled by FujiFilm themselves, not the shop.

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