View Full Version : Is there a good film for night shootings ?

Bruce Barelly
23-Apr-2001, 17:49

I'm starting to do night shots about architecture in particular. I use ( most of the time 100 ISO chrome films ) and long time exposures, from 10 sec. to 5 minutes...

What about reciprocity failure ?

Thank you to all of you for their helful contributions !


Bruce Barelly - France

23-Apr-2001, 18:03
Acording to Fuji, Astia needs no reciprocity correction for exposures up to 32 seconds.

25-Apr-2001, 00:05
Absolutely argee with Armin. Fuji RTP II is a very good chrome for night shooting. Expired film is even better. It makes blue bluer, and yellow reddish warmer. I rate the film at 40.

Bruce Barelly
25-Apr-2001, 19:09
Thank you so much guys for your wise advices !

By the way, why Astia in particular rather than Provia 100F or Velvia...? I use sometimes E 100 S, and I think it's great ! I also enjoy a lot all kind of casts caused by urban lightings...

26-Apr-2001, 19:55
Ca va, Bruce the biggest problems in nights shoot ist the colour balance of the lights. The s treet candelabers have mostly a source of light, that is made for low energy co nsumption. The disadvantage of these metal(mercurey, sodium etc)-high pressure-l amps: It's not a clean photographic light: The colour temperature is not balanc ed, the difference between a new and a old one is queit big, and worse: the R .A-values, which means the way this lights reacts on colors is in the lowest pos sible cathegory.( ca 50 -60 when 100 = best, and Fl's go from 80 - 95 !!) When I'm asked to really control these settings, I use the negativ films, in th at way, I still can balance the colour when scanning. And the exposure is not as critical as using slides, as the neg.films are not as contrasty as the transpie rences. I'm not using neg.film very much, but here the advantages are obvious. Bonne nuit, montespluga

Bruce Barelly
29-Apr-2001, 11:42

What is your opinino about Kodak EPR 64 for night shotings ?

People said good things about Astia, EPN and tungsten films...what about VELVIA ???



Bruce Barelly
29-Apr-2001, 11:50
By the way, what about infrared films.

Thanx ! : ))