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Re: Photographing irises

Dennis Stoneburner wrote:

> A little bit of Kodak inside info.....if you think you need 200 speed
> print film - rethink.....use 100 or 400 instead.  100 is great for grain
> structure and color reproduction - of course a tripod is always helpful.
>  400 grain structure is as good as the 200 if not better.
> There is a problem printing the 200 speed film - the programs used by the
> hi speed printers are flakey for the 200 speed.  Lots of hi-tech
> mumbo-jumbo involved.
> BTW - for slides - Ektachrome EPN-100 Professional film is the best - DO
> NOT USE ELITE.  EPN cost a bit more - but the results are worth it.
> Kodachrome  is wonderful for landscapes and "other" types of photos like
> mushrooms etc.  The reproduction of iris flowers by Kodachrome by the
> average person is sub-par.

I've been told by a professional photographer friend of mine, in discussing 
the iris photography problems, that Ektachrome 100 SW would be his 
recommendation. Do you know how that compares to EPN-100? What would be the 
best for print film?


John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
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John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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