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13-Aug-2009, 04:03
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.

Mark Sampson
13-Aug-2009, 04:38
Fresh is best. Take it all, use the newest first.

13-Aug-2009, 05:08
I'd take it all. Velvia for good colors in overcast weather. Provia or Kodak for sunny weather.

13-Aug-2009, 06:10
I have been sucked into the digital for so long, I forgot that there are different films for different occasions.

13-Aug-2009, 06:27
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.

Mark Sampson
13-Aug-2009, 09:20
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.