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12-17-2008, 15:12
Hello all,

I know the info is buried in here somewhere but please bear with me because I've got a terrible cold and a deadline. I've been shooting Fuji Astia but I need a faster film for some available light work. I'll be feeding it thru a M3 with a 50mm Summicron. I've been scanning the film.

I'm just looking for a starting point here. All of my film has been 100 ASA up to this point so I need some help.

Many thanks.

12-17-2008, 15:31
Hi there--if you like Velvia--try Provia 400X--hard to find, but it looks like the fast alternative to Velvia to me. Colors are not quite as saturated, but much friendlier to faces...
Good Luck!

12-17-2008, 15:54
Another vote for Provia 400X

12-17-2008, 16:00
provia 400X is incredible for low light! it pushes nicely to 800 and even 1600!

12-17-2008, 16:03
Great, thanks for the recommendation.

12-17-2008, 16:26
provia 400x is awesome. the major photo outlets carry it regularly. in 120 it pushes to 3200 real nice. in 35mm, 1600 looks great.

12-17-2008, 16:49
i too shoot exclusively astia, but for low light i'll push sensia 400 to 800.

12-17-2008, 17:11
Anyone push Astia?

12-17-2008, 18:44
provia 400x...pushed to 800 /1600 is divine!