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In Topic: What Is The Difference Between 100 125 400 Film?

16 November 2005 - 08:49 PM

The number is the ISO or ASA (both are a standards organisation) rating of the film that states how quickly it reacts to light.
The higher the number the more sensitive it is. Each increment is twice as sensitive for example

200 reacts twice as quickly as 100 this means that you can use a shutter speed that is twice as quick in the same lighting conditions.

There is a trade off between slow and fast films where the grain of the film gets courser the higher the speed, although, with modern film technologies this is becoming much less of an issue.

In answer to your question

50 for very clear detail e.g. portraits etc
100 - 200 is great for out doors.
400 a decent brand makes for a good all round film, better in dimmer light, maybe sports events, fireworks maybe. depends on how long you want your exposure to be
800 + for very fast sporting activities for example.

I hope this answers your question.


In Topic: New Categories

31 October 2005 - 11:59 PM

I would also like to see temporary seasonal galleries, e.g. halloween, christmas, spring etc

In Topic: Ratings Lately

25 October 2005 - 07:17 PM

I would like to see more comments on photos that require them, if only the 'best' shots get comments, then how are us lesser photographic mortals to learn?

Even the lovely, wow, its beatiful comments are great and again really appreciated as it is good to know that I am close to the mark, but again any tips on how it could be improved would, on my part anyway, be gratefully received as I know that I cannot take the 'perfect' shot.

At the end of the day, if you like your picture that is the most important person happy.

Noddy the Nodster out.