Films for astrophotography
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:42 AM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:16 AM
Have you had any experience with Fuji's Neopan 100 Acros? The spec sheet claims some pretty impressive reciprocity characteristics -- only 1/2 stop loss for 1000 seconds (16 minutes).
Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:51 AM
Sure thing. I have been working with Acros for some time now and it is a suberb film. It is not a great H-alpha film, but it is a strong recorder of starlight.
Here is a sample:
Two of the frames in the above gallery have been selected for the Starstruck exhibit. I hope you get a chance to see the exhibit.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:05 PM
Thanks for the photos -- really great stuff. I think I've seen these before, but somehow didn't notice they were shot with Acros. One last question, while on the topic, what is your view of push processing the Acros. It doesn't seem like you've done so, but I wondered if there was a reason.
Congrats on getting into the Starstruck exhibit. It's a distinction that's well earned!
Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:25 PM
Acros does work very well Hypered as we have seen with the work of Rick Thurmond. The gains were substantial. Acros does well right out of the box of course and seems to continue out to an hour and beyond.
I've been wanting to experiment with some red sensitive films, but have not had the time. Films to think about are Rollei Retro 80S and Superpan 200. Extended red films in the past have been disapointing, but one must be willing to try them! I've done my share and it seems I will perhaps continue this lesson in futility.
I think it is great that you continue to shoot film Gary. I enjoy your new Filmadvance blog. I'll chime in from time to time.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:06 AM
I also really like your moonlit shots as well. So much good stuff there.
(BTW -- drop me a line some time at my regular e-mail address. I have some questions regarding developers that I suspect will bore the pants off CN readers.)
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:05 PM
I'm running low on Superia, but have enough for a few more years of rationed shooting. Last time it was available at B&H in New York, I paid $1.99 for a 120 roll. I now wish I had picked up a case of it!
Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:30 AM
Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:14 PM
Looking into the Pro160S / NS I am seeing interesting results from folks using it for pinhole photography and reciprocity charts look good even 1 hour out. It will be the next film I test. Thanks for bringing up the topic.
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Posted 01 August 2015 - 04:24 PM
What is the current best new film that can be bought if I can even find any? I still see people shooting daylight slr camera's so they must be buying film of some sort.
I have a refrigerated roll of E200 I have had for 10 years or so. Not sure if it would be good anymore. I want to do some single long exposure images.
What are the options?