Jump to content


Photo

Kodak Vision 3 best dynamic range film

35mm film vision 3 DR

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Paul Bartok

Paul Bartok
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 223 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

I mean this question in a open minded way, but from personal experience I would say Kodak's statement of 10 stops of dynamic range is not far from it.
Is it fare to say that Kodak Vision 3 series has the most Dynamic range on film than any other film including Photographic, If there is a better film let me know very interested to know.
  • 0

#2 John Holland

John Holland
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2273 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • London England

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

Well i could have had said Fuji ! But there now is nothing but Kodak i sorry to say .
  • 0

#3 Will Montgomery

Will Montgomery
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2069 posts
  • Producer
  • Dallas, TX

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Actually Vision 3 is said to have 13 stops of dynamic range.
  • 1

#4 Matt Stevens

Matt Stevens
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 705 posts
  • Other

Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

It would be hard to shoot vision3 and not get a decent image. You'd have to try really hard.
  • 2

#5 Matthew W. Phillips

Matthew W. Phillips
  • Sustaining Members
  • 1792 posts
  • Other

Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

A rep told me the other day that the official Kodak number is 14 stops.
  • 1

#6 Prashantt Rai

Prashantt Rai
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 127 posts

Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:57 AM

It would be hard to shoot vision3 and not get a decent image. You'd have to try really hard.

Haha Matt, you are so right! One really has to try hard to screw up on the shoot to get a bad image. These stocks are very forgiving. I try to follow the zone system metering (10 stop thing) and am always surprised - a bit more details in the shadow and a bit more info in the highlights.

Ansel Adams would have surely cringed at Kodak for exceeding beyond the purist 10 stop dynamic range. :-)


  • 0

#7 Dirk DeJonghe

Dirk DeJonghe
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 612 posts
  • Industry Rep
  • Kortrijk,Belgium

Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:27 AM

Having 10-14 stops on the negative will not mean you can show this much in the final product (print/DCP/Bluray, etc). At one stage you will have to make a choice which part you will show to the public;

It is nice to have the choice.


  • 1


Metropolis Post

Aerial Filmworks

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

CineTape

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

The Slider

CineLab

Abel Cine

FJS International, LLC

Technodolly

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Willys Widgets

Glidecam

rebotnix Technologies

Ritter Battery

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

Wooden Camera

Tai Audio

rebotnix Technologies

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

CineLab

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Visual Products

Willys Widgets

Paralinx LLC

FJS International, LLC

Wooden Camera

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

The Slider

Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

Ritter Battery

Technodolly

Broadcast Solutions Inc