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    Could someone recommend me a film for portraits?

    Looking for negative film. Fujicolor Portrait NPH 400 seems good. Anyone could comment on it?

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    Forgotten to say the condition of the environment.

    Mostly indoor. Flash will be use.

    However, some shots might be taken outdoor. Might be cloudy.

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    NPH 400 should suit you then. I've gotten wonderful results from it. Alternatively, you can try Press 800 if it's going to be mostly indoors.

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    Kodak 160 VC is another alternative

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    Thanks.

    Is Press 800 suitable for both indoor and outdoor?

    or should I go for NPH400?

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    Originally posted by yamashita
    Thanks.

    Is Press 800 suitable for both indoor and outdoor?

    or should I go for NPH400?
    Unless your camera has high shutter speeds like 1/4000, 1/8000, using Press 800 outdoors might prove to be difficult. Especially if you don't have proper highspeed flash sync.

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    Guess I should go for NPS 400?

    Thanks ck for your advice.

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    Depends. For maximal flexibility carry both and load appropriate film according to situation. You can use a ND filter in bright outdoor conditions as well.

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    Originally posted by igpenguin
    Depends. For maximal flexibility carry both and load appropriate film according to situation. You can use a ND filter in bright outdoor conditions as well.
    Time is not on my side.
    Couldn't afford any film changing.

    Does that means, when a ND filter is used, I will be able to use Press 800 in bright outdoor condition?

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    well if u taking using studio light setup.... i prefer NPC 160

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    No studio light.

    Using a rather weak electronic flash, Suntax 20m.

    A rather stupid question If using press 800, do I still have to use electronic flash when indoor?

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