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#1 Rob Webster

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:53 PM

Hello.

How does Fuji's F-64D fare, in terms of grain, saturation and dynamic range, when compared with newer emulsions?

I will be shooting day exteriors on a S16 short, and my main concern is to avoid excessive grain and colour saturation. I would be grateful for any observations you can share.


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:25 PM

Hello.

How does Fuji's F-64D fare, in terms of grain, saturation and dynamic range, when compared with newer emulsions?

I will be shooting day exteriors on a S16 short, and my main concern is to avoid excessive grain and colour saturation. I would be grateful for any observations you can share.


Thank you,

Rob


It's fairly fine-grained being only 64 ASA -- it's a bit more contrasty and saturated than the Eterna stocks, closer to the Vivid 160T look. It's not as sharp and fine-grained as the Kodak Vision-2 50D stock is, however. Being Super-16, there are limits to how grainless the image is ever going to look. But 64D is a nice emulsion, I find it a bit softer and cooler than the Kodak 50D stock.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:33 PM

Hello.

How does Fuji's F-64D fare, in terms of grain, saturation and dynamic range, when compared with newer emulsions?

I will be shooting day exteriors on a S16 short, and my main concern is to avoid excessive grain and colour saturation. I would be grateful for any observations you can share.


Thank you,

Rob



Like most Fuji stock, it really likes to be over exposed. I would rate it at 40 or even 32. This will give you more saturation, but it isn't excessive. I highly recommend it.
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#4 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:19 PM

In my experience, 8622 is grainier and has less dynamic range than comparable Kodak stocks (7201, 7212, etc). Not a fan, unless I am going for that grittier, cooler look. For daylight filming, particularly landscape, I much prefer 7201 or corrected 7212.
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#5 Rob Webster

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:18 PM

How does it compare with Eterna 250D, specifically?

Dynamic range and grain, as mentioned above, are a priority.


Thanks again for your valuable input.


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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:34 PM

How does it compare with Eterna 250D, specifically?

Dynamic range and grain, as mentioned above, are a priority.


Thanks again for your valuable input.


Rob



the eterna 250D being a newer more modern stock has a more dynamic range. Grain would be similar
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#7 K Borowski

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:41 AM

250D being newer is secondary. It's two stops faster, so it will still be much grainier. Because it is faster though, unless you overexpose 64D maybe a full F/stop, the dynamic range of 250D should be wider because the faster stock can see into the shadows better.

The way I understand it, the faster stocks blend faster, bigger grains in while still having slower, smaller grains as well.


I always shoot the slowest stock I can get away with, but it is important to not bring something so slow you'll get burned by not having enough light to shoot. . .
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