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    Question Looking for a Chrome With Speed

    I use mainly Velvia 50 and Provia 100. Both have their limits. Velvia isn't too good with skin tones, while Provia 100F goes to the blue side in low light situations. I am looking for a slide film that gives decent results in low light. The reviews at this site leave me even more confused. All suggestions gratefully accepted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carney2
    I use mainly Velvia 50 and Provia 100. Both have their limits. Velvia isn't too good with skin tones, while Provia 100F goes to the blue side in low light situations. I am looking for a slide film that gives decent results in low light. The reviews at this site leave me even more confused. All suggestions gratefully accepted.

    100F is always blue

    81B warming filter and 400F even rated 3200 and pushed 3 stops!!!!!!!

    but be aware that 3 stop push is beyond most labs and costs $$$(i shot 12 rolls @3200 and developed myself)
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    Kodak makes...

    Kodak makes a 200 and a 400 Ektachrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    Kodak makes a 200 and a 400 Ektachrome.
    yes they do... and EKTACHROME does a good job depending on the version and subject.

    but the thing i never understood was....... what is 200asa film......pointless speed to make in my opinion
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    E200 has good neutral color and might be a good choice for people shots, but I never liked the grain in it. Provia 400F is my choice here - sure it's going to be a little blue in low light, but you'll have a hard time telling the difference with 100F if you try them side by side. I've pushed it to 800 with good results too, but never 3200! Provia 400F is a pretty expensive film and push processing makes it even more so, but there aren't a lot of good choices.

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    Smile Thanks, Gang

    I agree with the respondent who classified IOS 200 as a semi-useless product. I tried Provia 400F a few months back and was lukewarm on the results. I guess I'll just have to give it a better test.

    The biggest thing that I got out of your posts was that there apparently isn't much true quality out there in a higher speed. I guess that with digital taking more and more of the market, there is no pressure on the manufacturers to create new and improved products either.

    Always good information from you folks. Thanks again.

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