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justabob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:16 PM
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question about film
I am curious what kind of films there are and which is best for what. I am partial to black and white, but I HATE grain. I have always made do with basic kodak 100 speed, but it is so limted... I understand I may have to get over my grain issues, but is there anything out there I might try?
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:00 PM
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1. Fuji Reala 100 is awesome -- also look for slide film (again, by Fuji)
They are good with grain.

Also look for a computer software app called NeatImage. It removes grain very nicely...

Kodak has not made good film in YEARS. Heck, they can't even make a digital camera I'd even begin to recommend either...
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justabob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:45 PM
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2. thanks
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 02:45 PM by justabob
I'll try that. Thanks also for the software recommendation. That is my next thing. I don't have any photo software since I got a new computer (photoshop 4 can't run on the new one :D )
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:22 PM
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4. Irfanview is free and surprisingly capable for the price..
I've used it on some images, combine it with the free version of Neat Image and you can do quite a bit..
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 06:07 PM
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3. Kodak and Ilford make C41 B&W films w/ very minimal grain.
Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 06:13 PM by BrightKnight
The contrast is not as good but if you hate grain this is the film to use.


I love film grain. Ansel Adams' Pyro developer formulas produce gorgeous grain.
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