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#1 F Bulgarelli

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:12 AM

Hello everyone,

How do these two stocks (7218/7217) compare as far as grain, contrast, shadow detail, etc
I've used 7218 before but this time around I'm looking for a finer grain stock and would rather shoot a bit brighter (because of the ASA) and then bring it down in post. Does anyone have any comments or experiences to share about these stocks.

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#2 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:22 AM

Hello everyone,

How do these two stocks (7218/7217) compare as far as grain, contrast, shadow detail, etc
I've used 7218 before but this time around I'm looking for a finer grain stock and would rather shoot a bit brighter (because of the ASA) and then bring it down in post. Does anyone have any comments or experiences to share about these stocks.

Thanks


The "look" is very similar, except that the 7218 has a bit more graininess since it is 1-1/3 stop faster. If you have the light, use the slower stock for finer grain. But if you need the speed, its better to use the 7218 than underexpose the 7217.
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#3 F Bulgarelli

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:41 AM

Thanks John,

I'm definitely not going to underxpose but do you think that shooting at T2, rating at ASA200, which is not an awful lot of light, will still give me a nice, clean image.

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#4 Dan Goulder

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 11:05 AM

The difference is more than just a matter or grain. You'll also want to be guided by the specific type of look you're after. Lighting for the same T-stop you'd use with 5218 will give a brighter overall look with 5217. I would let that be your guide. Darkening in post still won't make it look like 5218, if that's the look you're after. On this one I would strongly recommend a test with both stocks.
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 11:17 AM

Mainly, I want it to look clean and slick.
I'm just a bit concerned about one scene which I'm visualizing a bit dark.
I'm going to use soft sources mainly, I built some of those "covered wagons", the lights that Claudio Miranda mentioned in this website a while ago. They are great.
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