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    Default do any of you use asa 200 film?

    Hi,

    Just wondering... do any of you use asa 200 film? It's just that I keep seeing mentions for asa 100, 400 and 800 films, but very rarely do I see anyone using asa 200. (or maybe i'm just looking in the wrong places)

    And if you don't use asa 200 film... how come?


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    Default Re: do any of you use asa 200 film?

    Originally posted by Que Lynn
    Hi,

    Just wondering... do any of you use asa 200 film? It's just that I keep seeing mentions for asa 100, 400 and 800 films, but very rarely do I see anyone using asa 200. (or maybe i'm just looking in the wrong places)

    And if you don't use asa 200 film... how come?

    200 is 'not here not there'. So I typically use 100/50 if I want low speed, 400/800 for highspeed, 1600 for ultrahigh speed.

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    Over here in Seattle, I usually go to Costco warehouse to get film (for the lowest price), and they only have ISO200.

    I would prefer ISO100 for outdoor shots because ISO200 is grainy when scanned at 2400dpi on my Acer 2720s.

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    200 is 'not here not there'. So I typically use 100/50 if I want low speed, 400/800 for highspeed, 1600 for ultrahigh speed.

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    Hmm..
    Really?
    I keep using 200... lol

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    I also use 200 most of the time, hehehe! I never use flash, very hard to take pics with slower film...

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    Haven't used them for over 5 years now. Found them grainy. Professional film is different.

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    The only 200 film I use is the Illford SFX 200.

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    Default Re: Re: Re: do any of you use asa 200 film?

    Originally posted by SNAG


    Hmm..
    Really?
    I keep using 200... lol
    hehheh. but that's just me. I tend to shoot ISO 100 slides as the 200 and 400 cost more. If I need beyond 400, I tend to use Press 800.

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    i only use EPD or E200 from kodak......

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    What is the difference between ISO and ASA??

    I hardly use 200. Mostly 100 or 400.

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    I only use ASA 200 so far. Heh. I thought its commonplace.

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    hey, thanks for the replies!

    yeah, i thought it would be something like the "neither here nor there" type of thing. my aunties and grandma use asa 200 when they travel -- i guess it is the film they can buy more accessibly. i almost always used 400... that was back then though. now trying out all sorts of films.

    sooo... what's the diff between "asa" and "iso"? are they actually the same, just that one is a certain standard, and the other is...*something*???

    hey, how is the grain on asa 200 b&w films?

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    Originally posted by Que Lynn

    sooo... what's the diff between "asa" and "iso"? are they actually the same, just that one is a certain standard, and the other is...*something*???
    Guess you already got the idea there.
    ASA-American Standards Association
    ISO-International Organisation for Standards

    Think that ASA rating has been superceded by the ISO designation, they refer to the same thing.

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Very enlightening!!

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