Film for product photography.

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Hi Experts,

I need to take some photographs of ...edited... support for a company ...edited... . I love film and don't really like digital so I've bought a Nikon F3 and various quality prime lenses, what film would be best. I was thinking about Fuji Velvia. Then getting a pro spec film scanner to scan it into my computer.

Would the colours be a little over the top?

If so could anyone provide me with some suggestions of which film to use please.

Kindest regards and thanks for your time.

Richard Georgiou
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Hi, Richard, What form do Lastrap want you to submit your work in to them ?
As far as films are concerned I use a lot of Velvia, but for a job like this I'd use Fuji Provia because it has a more natural colour balance than velvia, and isn't so highly colour saturated. I think all the range of Fuji films these days are optimized for scanning.
 
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Provia 100F or Kodak E100G would be my choice depending on whether you favour Kodak or Fuji - They are both good films with natural looking colours.
 
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I'd use Fuji Provia personally and then scan them in. I'm a bit surpriced your using 35mm film for top quality product photography? if its in studio? If you get a chance to try and get a MF or even better large format equipment if you know how to use them it will make life and the pictures alot better, 5x4 properly exsposed colour transperencys are the dogs balls!! :)
 

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If the colours are over the top (and IMO they would be for product photos), once scanned, they can be reduced in saturation.

Unless the client wants negs/slides, I would abandon your love for film and shoot digitally.


ETA... Given the type of product and the tones associated with it, I would suggest K**** P***** which should give more natural tones.
 
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I never replied to this thread because, I thought it was all about spam type pimping:LOL:

64T.....use tungsten lighting....obviously.
 
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