100D is Awsome!
Posted 27 July 2010 - 03:22 PM
Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:04 AM
Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:50 AM
.....There seems to be some disappointment over it being too saturated or contrasty... but saturation is the reason I go for color reversal film. The contrast is just fine. The stock rides the extremes of saturation and density without loosing it on burnouts, blowouts, or bleeding. If you want something more neutral or flat, I wouldn't make S8 color reversal my choice... there are plenty of other formats and modalities that can accoplish that. S8 100D is a unique choice with unique results and I'm real happy about that.
The irony of your description is that a contrasty stock may actually hold onto the extremes better than a digital video camera can, so when one tries to use a digital camera to transfer the slide film, the video camera cannot handle the latitude of the reversal film stock. I have had this happen with slides. Even when I use a 3 chip, 750 line video camera, I cannot capture the entire density range of what is on the slide film with the video camera, so the same thing may be happening with a super-8 transfer of a reversal film stock.