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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:43 pm    Post subject: Good color film for low light conditions Reply with quote

Hi all,

I started shooting film (35mm) since a few weeks ago and I am practicing to shoot in low light conditions. Some friends of mine act in theater and I already went to shoot once. I used both Ilford Delta 3200 and HP5 400, but I set up both the cameras at 1600 and even if I've got a lot of grain, they were decent photos. But they were BW film. I'd like to use color film next time, but I don't know what film could be good for. Are there 3200 iso film color still in production? Are Fuji Superia 1600 real 1600 or lower iso? Will I get decent photos with them?

Thanks for helping me!


PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuji Superia 1600 is daylight balanced film (5500 deg K). Most, if not all, theater lighting is tungsten (3200-3800 deg K). If you are scanning the negatives for display and print, I think the white balance could be corrected in post processing. There is probably information on the 'net to confirm.

Back in the old days we would use a color correction filter (80a, b or c) on the lens, then print normally. There is a 1 to 2 stop loss using the filters. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_factor

There are a few tungsten films available, http://cinestillfilm.com/.

Sounds like fun,

Phil


PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to a pdf of Fuji's data sheet for its 1600 ISO color film.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/consumer_film/pdf/superia_1600_datasheet.pdf

It mentions on the data sheet that it has a wide exposure latitude, even if underexposed. This wording usually points to a possibility that the film's actual ISO may be lower, but I wouldn't assume that to be the case. ISO 1600 is fast enough where I'd just shoot at the box speed. Color correct for tungsten light sources in post.


PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about portra 800?
I bet it pushes to 1600 fairly well?


PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks to all!!!

Cine still film are very expensives... Rolling Eyes

I think I will use Superia 1600 and will work them in post processing.