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#1 Paul Bruening

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:00 AM

Hello good folks,

I am curious as to your opinion, both technical and, especially, asthetic about Kodak and Fugi film stocks. I know that DP's tend to have product loyalty. Please, try to avoid a pissing match over which is better. I would really rather love to hear what strengths you find in the given stocks.
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#2 Filip Plesha

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:58 AM

It's Fuji :D
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:40 AM

The new Vision-2 line-up and the new Fuji Eterna line-up are rather similar, the main difference being that Fuji has opted to make Eterna stocks slightly lower in contrast, and thus also look slightly softer in sharpness and color saturation.
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#4 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:03 PM

I've tried to get the new Eterna F400T on a couple of shoots now to give it a spin, but the shoots always end up being more suitable to slow stocks (I hate a lot of ND's in fron of the lens). But hopefully on the next one...
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#5 Daniel Stigler

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:03 PM

As a sidenote i'll add an assistant's point of view:
Kodak stock is easier to load than Fuji, because the piece of tape used by Kodak to hold the end of the roll is easier to handle. Kodak stock is always cut at a perforation hole what makes loading a lot easier. Fuji stock is cut randomly. The color coding of Kodak cans is a nice feature. I made the experience that the infamous hair in the gate appears more often when Fuji stock is used.

But the only reasons for choosing a stock should be aesthetic ones.
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#6 Mike Williamson

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 06:21 AM

I'm curious about the Eterna 400T myself, let us know if you get to use it, Adam.
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