Film Types?


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Hi

I am sure this is the dumbest question to ask but what difference does the film 'speed': ISO 100, 200, 400 etc etc make to a photo?

I like to photograph graffiti and was told to use 100 films because it absorbs colour the best... can anyone tell me what effects different types have on the outcome please?

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Originally posted by Gee

can anyone tell me what effects different types have on the outcome please?
Simplest explanation I can think of - the higher the ISO number or "faster" film like 400,800,1600 as opposed to the 100, the less light is required for a proper exposure (allowing you to use a smaller aperture and/or faster shutter speed). However, this low-light capability of the "faster" film is at a cost... the pictures will be more grainy.
 

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film sensitivity in short.
so a 100ASA will be less sensitive to light and hence requires a longer exposure but not compromising color quality then instead usually having better saturation

always true for everyone I guess, USE A TRIPOD!?

it might be interesting to note the direction of light and shadow on the wall then
 

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thanks alot:)
 

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Originally posted by tucker
film sensitivity in short.
so a 100ASA will be less sensitive to light and hence requires a longer exposure but not compromising color quality then instead usually having better saturation

always true for everyone I guess, USE A TRIPOD!?

it might be interesting to note the direction of light and shadow on the wall then
Yo......agree totally......but sometimes i lazy bring tripod outdoor to take pics.....
 

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