Films for astrophotography
Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:23 AM
Color negative films
Also, it would be nice if some of you could reply here and write your experiences with various films.
Personally I found Kodak E200 to have the best red response (I have also push-developed it with success) and Provia 400F for everything else.
Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:58 PM
Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:54 PM
Here are some examples of HQ 400.
This is a Prime Focus, 30 minute unprocessed shot of The North American Nebula using a 8" SVP with a Olympus OM-1 and 200mm lens at F 4.5
Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:59 PM
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 10:50 PM
What I like about this film is that, though it doesn't record the reds as well as other films I've seen used, it is very sharp, with little grain, and it seems to have a low reciprocity failure rate. I've not done -- and wouldn't know how to do -- scientific comparisons, but I've taken astrophotos with my Mamiya RB67 (which I have not yet scanned to my satisfaction) that have lots and lots of very tiny stars on them!
I have noticed that the film seems to show more purple than I think it should.
Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:00 PM
Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:20 PM
Any chance of fixing them...?
Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:49 PM
Fuji Provia 400F has been discontinued, and replaced by Provia 400X. It's an ok film, but it has poorer red response. Not bad, but not as good as the old stuff.
Kodak E-200, Elite 200, or Ektachrome 200 is king right now. It picks up red (Hydrogen Alpha) like nobody's business. Even though it's rated at 200, it picks up photons faster than the 400 after only a few minutes. It suffers from reciprocity failure like any film, but not nearly as bad. Some say that it is as fast as the old hypered films.
Both the Fuji and Kodak films are slide films.
Hope this helps.
Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:42 AM
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:55 PM
But, I'm also looking for better film, so I'm going to try the Fuji Superia and the LE. I do enjoy capturing
those red nebulae. Wide Field Southern Summer Sky at Keota
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