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    Film and lenses for upstate NY

    I will be taking a short family trip to the Adirondaks. I will also be shooting digital, but I figure I may be able to fire off 6-8 large format slides in 3.5 days. Subjects will be nature/scenery as well as family.

    My freezer has the following inventory:

    18 Fuji Velvia 100 Quickload
    4 Fuji Provia 100 Quickload (these have been on many trips)
    15 Kodak E100G Readyload (these are the least fresh)
    A lot of 4x5 sheet film, which I am not in the mood (nor have darkroom) to load.

    I would like to take one holder and one type of film. (I have Fuji, Kodak and Polaroid 545 holders).

    Which film would you take?

    I will be shooting with a Schneider 180mm lens and a Fuji 90mm lens. (I have a Wollensak in barrel too, but would like to keep it simple.)

    Thank you.

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    Re: Film and lenses for upstate NY

    Fresh is best. Take it all, use the newest first.

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    Re: Film and lenses for upstate NY

    I'd take it all. Velvia for good colors in overcast weather. Provia or Kodak for sunny weather.

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    Re: Film and lenses for upstate NY

    I have been sucked into the digital for so long, I forgot that there are different films for different occasions.

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    Re: Film and lenses for upstate NY

    I'll be making a similar trip in mid October (NY's Ithaca area), hopefully to catch prime fall colors, and have shot there twice before (not in prime fall colors). I would mirror jp498's suggestion: Velvia 100 under prime light conditions and Provia for "general" use.

    These are two of the three color films I'll be taking (plus Velvia 50) on my trip also.

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    Re: Film and lenses for upstate NY

    Now that I think about it, I'd say use it all up. Shoot the same scene with all your different films. Film is cheap; opportunities are expensive. One film may render the subject in a more pleasing way; for sure they'll look different. You'll learn from the comparison- and if some of your 'least fresh' film shows its age, you'll still have a good chrome of that picture. And the results will help you choose what film to stock in the future.

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