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#1 Panayiotis Salapatas

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:35 AM

Hi all,

I am going to so some tests (35mm) with anamorphic lenses (for an upcoming shoot) and wanted to know your opinion about the Eterna 400 and 500 stocks. Planning to use those for night shoots. Also planning to shoot the Reala 500D for all exterior daylight shots. Will also shoot the Vision3 500ASA Kodak for comparison. Any suggestions or experiences with those stocks?

Thank you.
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#2 Patrick Neary

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:56 AM

Hi-

I've tested the Eterna 250 and 500 stocks against 5218 and 5205 and found that the biggest difference was very noticeable color shifts in both Fuji stocks when under and over-exposed, especially more than 2 stops, where the Kodak remained fairly neutral. The Fuji also looked just slightly more grainy, but they're all very nice stocks though.
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#3 John Holland

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:52 PM

Fuji Eterna 500 and 400 have less grain then the Kodak stocks never noticed colour shifts , that is my feeling anyway .
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:25 PM

The Fuji stocks tend to have lower contrast and thus also look a little softer. Overexposing them helps in that regards, adds some snap. Eterna 500T is "creamier" than 5218. Grain is similar if not a little better. Same goes for Eterna 400T compared to Kodak Expression 500T (5229).

Reala 500D is an older stock that is somewhat soft & grainy.
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#5 Panayiotis Salapatas

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:39 AM

Thank you all for your input. I hope to test these stocks very soon and let you know how they turned out.
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