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Bruce Osgood

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I'm going to be shooting 35mm color negs of my son-in-laws (The Coach) Senior Varsity High School basketball games.

Typical gymnasium/fluorescent lights/no flash. Is there a correction filter for the fluorescent? Unless otherwise advised I would use a 3200 film for 1 hour processing.
 

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Bruce,
there's a FL-D correction filter for shooting daylight color under fluorescent lights, but it steals about a stop of light. 3200 film would then be 1600 speed and is very grainy.
you might be better off shooting fuji NPZ at 800, which does well under FL lighting and would have much better picture quality.
 
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Tom Duffy said:
you might be better off shooting fuji NPZ at 800, which does well under FL lighting and would have much better picture quality.


Are you saying that Fuji NPZ at 800 does not need a correction filter?
 

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it has a 4th layer of dye which is supposed to help with different lighting situations such as flourescent lights. It is also available in the fuji press 800 and the consumer superia 800 (same thing as fuji press and just renamed). I would just shoot the consumer fuji 800 . Do this if you're using an f2.0 lens or faster so that you can stop the action, if not I'd suggest 1600 speed, 800 pushed a stop, or high speed b&w.
 

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Bruce (Camclicker) said:
I'm going to be shooting 35mm color negs of my son-in-laws (The Coach) Senior Varsity High School basketball games.
Typical gymnasium/fluorescent lights/no flash. Is there a correction filter for the fluorescent? Unless otherwise advised I would use a 3200 film for 1 hour processing.

What color negative (or otherwise) film has an ISO speed of 3200?

I've used Tiffen's FL-D filter a number of times with good results - or at least "better".

Fluorescent lamps are miserable - especially the most common - "cool white".
The spectrum from those looks like something concocted in hell .. peaks at unusual places .. and valleys where there should not be valleys - all that adds up to misery in trying to get a decent color balance. The FL-D *helps* but it is not a panacea, by any means. Still - if fair to middlin' color balance is not of paramount importance I'd simply go without a filter - if it is, I'd take the stop (or so) loss and use the filter.
 

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Ditto the Fuji stuff with the 4th color layer emulsion. I've done lotsa PJ stuff with it under mixed lighting. In most cases the lab can handle color corrections enough to make filters unnecessary.

Even Fuji Superia X-tra 800, which you can find at any all-night joint, can handle mixed lighting superbly. It's just a bit grainier and the colors aren't quite as nice as NPZ.
 
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