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#1 John Butler

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:14 AM

Does anyone know what the sharpest/finest grained 500t film is? I heard somewhere that eterna was, but comparing a 2k scan of that to one of the 5218 I doubt it. Also, what is Fuji's sharpest stock? I would assume f 64d but it's quite old.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:57 AM

Dont really think you can compare sharpness of stocks after they have gone through a 2K Di !! . So does old mean its not sharp ,think not .
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:27 PM

Does anyone know what the sharpest/finest grained 500t film is? I heard somewhere that eterna was, but comparing a 2k scan of that to one of the 5218 I doubt it. Also, what is Fuji's sharpest stock? I would assume f 64d but it's quite old.



Yeah, a 2k isn't the best way to judge the sharpness of 35mm, since you are loosing resolution. A contact print would be better. Fuji in general isn't as sharp as Kodak, except perhaps for the 160T Vivid or the 64D. I agree with John in that since a emulsion is of an older formulation than most out there, doesn't mean it isn't sharp or lacking in any way. I personally think Fuji is great, I usually use it.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:51 AM

Yeah, a 2k isn't the best way to judge the sharpness of 35mm, since you are loosing resolution. A contact print would be better. Fuji in general isn't as sharp as Kodak, except perhaps for the 160T Vivid or the 64D. I agree with John in that since a emulsion is of an older formulation than most out there, doesn't mean it isn't sharp or lacking in any way. I personally think Fuji is great, I usually use it.


well, at 2k you can still notice if one is grainier and softer though. Also, I heard somewhere 160t was their sharpest. The f 64 d is from like, 1996 I think and at the time wasn't as sharp as the exr equivalent so I was doubting it was the sharpest today. Still a pretty good film though.
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