E6 Film Choice and E100VS

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by andrew_buzzell, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. I recently switched to slide film, and have been shooting E100VS
    exclusivly - under the premise that one needs to gain familiarty with
    one's film. I very much like this film, but am finding that it's
    magenta cast, tendency to block up shadows, and somewhat weak
    resolving power, is an irritant, particulary when scanning. Moreover,
    it occurs to me than whenever I do want high saturation, I can always
    acheive the same effect in PS (is this, strictly speaking, true?)

    So - I want to add another film to my bag. I planned to add velvia
    100F when it comes out, but while I'm waiting, I'd like to try
    something else. Grain is important, I prefer ISO 100, and vibrant
    colors are important. I've heard the Provia might be for me. Any
    suggestions?

    thanks,
    Andrew
     
  2. I second Provia 100F. Nice colors, fine grain, scans well, no magenta cast.
     
  3. Moreover, it occurs to me than whenever I do want high saturation, I can always acheive the same effect in PS (is this, strictly speaking, true?)
    Strictly speaking, no I don't find that to be true. Films have individual palletes because of how they respond to light and pushing pixels in Photoshop does not yield the same results.
    If you like the general color palette of E100VS, try E100G or E100GX. Same grain as RDPIII (Provia 100F) and a more "kodak like' pallette.
    if you want very neutral color and even finer grain (about 10-20% finer -- that is actually quite a bit) then there is the new Astia 100F.
    RVP100F definitely has a more vibrant palette than RDPIII.
     
  4. Ellis is a much more accomplished photographer, so I'll defer to his response, but for my personal use I've had good experiences tweaking color a lot in Photoshop. I really like Provia a lot, and my thinking is along the same lines as yours with regard to color saturation. I'd rather have the flexibility of ISO 100 and better exposure latitude, so I don't use Velvia much, which I find to have a similar color pallete without Quite as much saturation. Going from Provia to Velvia in Photoshop would certainly be easier than something like Sensia (comsumer Astia? I'm not sure) which renders colors very differently.
     

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