Velvia 100 220 film

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Velvia 100 220 film

Postby Reschsmooth on Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:47 pm

Just picked up a box of Velvia 100 (non-f) 220 film for use in the Blue Mountains this weekend. My questions are:

1. I haven't shot trannies before, but I understand there is about a 5 stop latitude, at best. If this is correct, should I focus on keeping the highlights not more than, say 2-3 stops above middle grey or is it a little more forgiving than that?
2. I have read that 100 is closer to an EI of 125 - does this sound correct or at least appropriate in the context of not blowing out highlights.
3. Anything else I should take care of?

I will be relying on the camera's meter and may cross check with the D200. I will also be relying on third party processing, which will be interesting!
Regards, Patrick

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Re: Velvia 100 220 film

Postby gstark on Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:15 pm

Patrick,

100 is 100 is 100 ... :)

Five stops latitude is about right; use your handheld meter and take incident readings in sunlight and shade, and see what your EV range is; work with those as your guidepoints.

You have UV filters, right? :)

And by all means, chimp with the DSLR.
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Re: Velvia 100 220 film

Postby jdear on Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:04 pm

It wont allow many shots but if a killer scene is unfolding before you id bracket the exposures.

I remember the days when Ken Duncan claimed he used his nikon F90 as his light meter for his pano cameras. Now he's using a twin lense 360 degree 3D camera and a sekonic light meter. (among other stuff)
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Re: Velvia 100 220 film

Postby Reschsmooth on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:47 pm

Thanks guys,

Jdear, being 220 film, I will have 30 shots per roll, 150 shots in total, so plenty of scope for bracketing. :D
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