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#1 John Carty

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:57 PM

I was wanting to shoot some night shots of Christmas lights,store windows that kind of stuff. I was wondering which would be the best speed of film to use for the best results. Kodak 200T, 500T or maybe 250D. It would be shot on 16mm. It is a K3 with the standard lens F/1.9 17-69MM.

 

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:16 AM

If you are shooting actual lights as the subject, then 200T is fine, or 250D if you want a lot of orange warmth from the tungsten lamps.  But if you want to shoot objects or faces that these lights are lighting, then 500T unless the object is very close to the bulbs.


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