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21 years 1 month ago #39 by Keith g
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Hello All, just a note to say that if anybody wants some advice on films used for astrophotography to give me a shout...from basics to (maybe) a bit more!!

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21 years 1 month ago #44 by voyager
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Hello All, just a note to say that if anybody wants some advice on films used for astrophotography to give me a shout...from basics to (maybe) a bit more!!

Keith... :D


OK ... for unguided exposures what would you suggest. Right now I use Kodak Gold 400 Ultra and I liketh resaults I get .... used to use Fugi Press 800 but I can't affor such luxuries all the time! Any better films out there?

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21 years 1 month ago #55 by Keith g
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Not a bad choice, kodak gold 400 is a good all round film, from my experience, Fuji Superia 400 yields slightly better results- colour & contrast, you can buy a 3 roll pack for E12.68. Fuji Superia 800 is also good - but terrible near any sort of light pollution!!
Don't go any lower (ie 200 speed) for unguided, there is not enough time for the film to capture much detail - the higher the film number the faster the speed, but faster films are much grainer!! DONT GO FOR AGFA!!

These are colour print films - you can go for Fuji provia 400F SLIDE film, great film (see some of my shots in the IFAS photos section), but it takes 7-10 days tp process
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20 years 10 months ago #374 by finnjim2001
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I've used 800 as well but the problem I've found is if the camera is not exclusive to astrophotography then there is the problem of removing the film after a nights use and there may only be a half dozen or dozen shots and then putting it back in. You might not get the resoulution you like from 400 but it's more practical especially considering the irish climate.

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