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J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on October 29, 2005


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Color negative film preferences

 

Fu dogs? © JRP
 Fu dogs?  No, prehispanic Mexican temple guard dogs replicas, now in my garden
Konica Centuria 200, Nikon F4s, 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom Nikkor

 

 

Specs Konica Impresa 50
Finest grain film I've found with highest level of sharpness too.
Impressive color tonal range.
Professional quality prints without special processing. Use a tripod.
© JRP
Product data
Fujicolor Superia Reala 100 (CS)
A consumer film, nevertheless ...
Just great, IMO best in this speed.
Outstanding grain, sharpness and color. For outdoors under bright light and/or flash. Good for portraits.
© JRP
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Fujicolor NPS 160 Professional
For portraits and weddings
For daylight or electronic flash
Good natural colors and smooth skin
Good detail with fine grain even
under mixed lighting.
© Michael Koska
See specs Konica Centuria Super 200
Bright color reproduction even with flash. Razor sharp images with very good grain. General purpose film, for action photos under bright light. IMO, best of the new Centuria Super line (100, 200, 400, 800 & 1600).
© J. Ramón Palacios (JRP)
See specs Agfacolor Optima Prestige 400 Pro
Rich colors but improved accurate color rendition, sharpness & grain, for enlargements. Very good shadows detail. IMO best for action photos & available light photography in this speed.
© Wolfgang Berroth
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Fujicolor NPH 400 Professional
Another portrait & wedding favorite
Moderate saturation for
Good neutral skin tones
Impressive gradation
For daylight or flash

A good complement to NPS 160.

© Schlomo Cohen
See specs Fujicolor Portrait NPZ 800 Pro
Very fine grain. Accurate, natural color. Enhanced color contrast and saturation. For available & mixed light photography. Fresh, natural skin tones.  Very wide exposure latitude.
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2 comments

Andrew Robinson (asrobbie) on July 6, 2014

Really interesting lists. I'm getting back into film and this will save a lot of trial and error, and cost. Thank you!

Emory Hall (ehall) on January 24, 2013

Will be in this fine article again and again, what a labor of love. thank you Ramon.

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