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#1 cmdasia

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Posted 05 January 2003 - 06:05 PM

Film question (non digital)

In reference to Fuji slide film, does anyone have experience with Sensia and if so what would be differences in quality (not withstanding the different ASA) between shooting Velvia and Sensia for Macro??

Currently I am using Velvia (for my first 6 dives with my new camera anyway) and am very impressed with the results but Sensia is half the price of Velvia - and that means big bucks in the long run.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

#2 Cybergoldfish

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Posted 05 January 2003 - 06:17 PM

Sensia is low end where as Velvia is level top with Provia.

Velvia has a much finer grain and has much better colour saturation and very good blacks. Provia too has very good blues suited to UW but is more expensive than Velvia. For general WA Sensia is fine, but doesn't print as good.
They are bringing out a 100ASA version of Velvia this year too.

If Fuji is too expensive try Kodak's 25 & 64 ASA slide film and the Kodak extra colour 100 ASA stock.

This is what I shot the Manado pictures with.

#3 davephdv

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Posted 27 January 2003 - 07:57 PM

I like provia F 100 and 400. I found that I prefered it to velvia for macro (I'm alone in this opinion). I found the 400F to be great in Cocos where you are often deep and the light is limited. I loaded my Nik V with 400F and put on the 28 mm lens. Was great if you had to jump in with whales, dolphins, Mantas ect.

The 100 looks great in Ca waters and easily pushes to 200.
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#4 bobjarman

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Posted 28 January 2003 - 06:01 AM

I agree with you Dave on Provia films for everything except macro. Velvia and macro rule the world IMO :)

#5 Cybergoldfish

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Posted 28 January 2003 - 06:12 AM

Nah! 25 ASA KODAK it gives real colours!