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    Default ISO400 on film vs digicam

    Can anyone help me, I am kinda confused..

    1. If we use ISO400 on digicam, we will get noisy pictures. Do the same thing happen on ISO400 film?
    2. Why will we get noisy pictures for ISO400?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Not all digicam is noisy (not acceptable) at iso400. similarly, not all film is the same for their iso400 range.

    I recommend fuji xtra 400... cheap and good.

    As for kodak max 400.... some clubsnappers will advice you to "FREE also don't use!"

    For me, I load xtra800 in my mjuII most of the time though...

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    it depends on the CCD . Digicam's iso400 is very different from the iso 400 in print media.

    Read this here

    Yupz! FUJIFILM XTRA400 is the film for me. I'm an advocator for it!

    Snowcrash is right, Kodak 400Max is a big NO-NO coz of the high noise factor.

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    Default Re: ISO400 on film vs digicam

    Originally posted by fiery
    Can anyone help me, I am kinda confused..

    1. If we use ISO400 on digicam, we will get noisy pictures. Do the same thing happen on ISO400 film?
    2. Why will we get noisy pictures for ISO400?

    Thanks in advance.
    Actually I asked almost the same question in the usenet. And the answer is, if you use a higher ISO for film based, the picture will be more grainy. This grainy effect is equivalent to the noise in CCD. I hope it will answer your question.

    For the usenet link, click this

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    Default Re: Re: ISO400 on film vs digicam

    Originally posted by hanoman
    Actually I asked almost the same question in the usenet. And the answer is, if you use a higher ISO for film based, the picture will be more grainy. This grainy effect is equivalent to the noise in CCD. I hope it will answer your question.

    For the usenet link, click this
    Hey give it a try at iso400 on your digicam... as well as try the Fuji xtra iso400... See which one is "Acceptable" to you.

    I use iso400 on my digicam most of the time... and IT IS more grainy compare to fuji xtra400.

    BUT... still acceptable to me when printed out at 4R size.

    So one must try and see if it is good enough for you.

    BTW... Fuji xtra iso800 is good enough for my candid wedding shots too! (where my digicam fail me in so low light condition...)

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    I am thinking, will the pictures come out good if we use Fuji xtra iso400 film in the day compared to iso100 or iso200 film? Or there will not be any difference?

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    Is Kodak Max really bad? Have been reading comments in overseas forums and magazines that it's actually good when compared to similar ISO 400 films... could it be what we get here is different from elsewhere or Kodak has made improvements to the emulsions?
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    Please refrain from Max400, grainy like hell.

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