The chart below will help you understand the many advantages
and disadvantages of modern film.
Unfortunately the use of film has declined
we found very few buying guide sites. Finding and
developing photographic film in this day of
digital cameras can be tedious and time
consuming. You might want to check the
film has low grain and sharpness qualities. It can be used
in sunny outdoor as well flash photos. Good for sunny days
and flash. Best used for close-ups, landscapes and posed
Images photographs. Not recommended for action shooting such
as sporting events. Can not be used for low existing light
versatile film for existing light and action photography. Can be used effectively in
stop action and night photography. Used by the pros in a
wide variety of settings. Limited in enlargement because of the grain. However
Kodak and Fuji are developing new versions to overcome the
with a great deal of grain. To be used in very low light
situations. Good for very low light, such as sporting
events. Limited enlargement. Colors are not always true
High Grain. Good for extremely low light situations. Don't
even think about enlargements.
Note: Grain are tiny dots of silver crystals that
create the image. The higher the speed the further the grains are apart.
If you try to enlarge a high speed film the subject looks as if it has
brownish freckles. Good news the major film companies are producing high
speed film with fine grains. ISO stands for the speed of the film. The more sensitive
the film the greater the ISO number. The less sensitive the film the lower the ISO number.
Most cameras today set the film number for you automatically. However if
yours doesn't, check the speed on the film and adjust it accordingly on
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