- Nov 13, 2003
I was wondering what you folks would use to shoot wildflowers. I plan to use Provia 100F and Velvia but was curious about what others, who partake in wildflower hunting, use?
mark said:Looks like I will have to look into the kodak stuff. I wil be shooting 4x5 transparency and usually shoot provia 100F. I just don't like the look when I shoot in low light. That is why I planned on using Velvia.
mfobrien said:I have been using Astia and have been really happy with it. An example is here:
I never really liked Velvia 50. Too slow for insect photos. My favorite slower film is still Kodachrome 64...
c6h6o3 said:Ektachrome 64T (aka EPY). For my money it's the best film manufactured today and the best product Kodak makes.
mrcallow said:Correct me if I am wrong, but I think Mark is shooting 4x5. This would make all the recommendations for Kodachromes lees than pertinent.
mark said:You are not the first to recomend this to me. What filter do you use to balance it for daylight use?
That is very true. It is also one of the reasons many use it for copy work (that and the natural rendition of colour). It also has some of the best reciprocity characteristics of any chrome you could use.c6h6o3 said:It has much less contrast and a much longer scale than it's daylight brethren. Even other Kodak tungsten balanced chrome films (such as 160T) are harsh by comparison.
mark said:that shot is impressive. That was low light right?
mrcallow said:That is very true. It is also one of the reasons many use it for copy work (that and the natural rendition of colour). It also has some of the best reciprocity characteristics of any chrome you could use.
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