What films for holidays

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So it's coming. Sunshine, blue sea, white sand, shady alleys, sand castles, colourful dishes, refreshing cocktails. What films are the best to capture all this?

I am definitelly taking my Rolleiflex T.
As for 35mm, not sured yet - probably XA or XA2 for their compactness. May be even both, so I can give the XA2 to my son to point and shoot

120 films - for sure velvia, ektar and acros.
35mm - colorplus 200, gold 200. Also ordered Cinestill x-pro 50 and BWxx 200 - never tried these, so just an experiment.

What are your favourite family holiday films?
 
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Provia 100F, Portra 160, PanF+ and Tri-X are always in my bag for holidays, covers just about any and every eventuality!
 

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5x4 - FP4+
120 - PanF+ FP4+ Fuji NPS160

35mm Kodachrome was my favourite...:(
 
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I took Portra 160 and 400 and some Ektar on our recent trip to the Alps. I kept meaning to load the Ektar but the Portra went in every time, mostly 160 but 400 on the duller days. Slide film needs a bit more time to think about and set up than I have when on holiday with others. Just reviewing the pics and it appears I took the same scene about 15 times!!! :(
 
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Velvia/Provia slide in 120 and 35mm with Ektar and Reala in 35mm.

Always save my Portra 160VC for special occasions.
 
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How could I have forgotten Reala??? However, since it needs to be rated well below EI 100, it does tend to need a bit of support unless there's really excellent light, so maybe not the best choice for holidays?
 
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For general holiday scenes (not people photos as it doesn't render skin tones very well) I'd use Ektar 100 due to the saturated colours that provide a bit of 'pop'. I'd also take some Kodak Gold 200 for people scenes and in case the weather turned a bit dull. I'd take a roll of slide film too (Velvia or Provia) for landscape/scenery shots. The next challenge is to plan which roll to have in the camera, where and when! :whistle:
 

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Well for sunny Ibiza I use old stock Reala or superia 200.....IMO Fuji superia 200 is a VG general purpose film, although some say Superia 400 is better (but I haven't tried it to compare). But after getting thru' 100 rolls of Superia 200 in 5 years I'm left (for 35mm) with Gold 100 and 200 and Vista and colorplus...I can't make my mind up with the results from Gold 100 h'mm maybe a dodgy supply of bulk rolls on the bay. :eek:
 
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How could I have forgotten Reala??? However, since it needs to be rated well below EI 100, it does tend to need a bit of support unless there's really excellent light, so maybe not the best choice for holidays?
Hi Chris, What is EI 100 and why is that related to Reala?
 
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Hi Chris, What is EI 100 and why is that related to Reala?
EI is when you want to use the film at a different speed to its ISO speed. For example, when I use Fomapan 200, I set the light meter at ASA 160 to give me a bit denser negative. EI stands for Exposure Index.

It is not particularly related to Reala.

Edit: I used ASA instead of ISO above because my light meter is very old and, come to that, I am very old as well.
 
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^^^^^^^^^^

Thanks John.
 
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Hi Chris, What is EI 100 and why is that related to Reala?
John's answer was as I understood it re EI in general. My Reala 100 (a clue!) expired 2007 so in theory should be exposed one stop less, ie at EI 50, though I would generally shoot at 64 or 80. The trouble is that gives quite slow shutter speeds unless the light is very good, so needs a monopod or tripod; I find the latter generally incompatible with holiday conditions (ie presence of OH), and the monopod needs to be used with discretion or I get into terrible trouble!
 
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John's answer was as I understood it re EI in general. My Reala 100 (a clue!) expired 2007 so in theory should be exposed one stop less, ie at EI 50, though I would generally shoot at 64 or 80. The trouble is that gives quite slow shutter speeds unless the light is very good, so needs a monopod or tripod; I find the latter generally incompatible with holiday conditions (ie presence of OH), and the monopod needs to be used with discretion or I get into terrible trouble!
I see, your post gave the impression that is was a characteristic of the film,not just your stock. There was no clue in your post.
 
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I see, your post gave the impression that is was a characteristic of the film,not just your stock. There was no clue in your post.
Sorry Richard; my stock is the latest date of Reala 100 ever (Fuji's film cancellations have been going on a long time), but it was lazy of me to assume that everyone would know that! :oops: :$
 
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Hi Chris,

What do you mean when you say that your stock dated 2007 is the latest date ever, I have stock later than that as Reala was discontinued with the last batches dated 2012. I think i have about ten rolls of 36 ex left thank goodness.:)
 
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Hi Chris,

What do you mean when you say that your stock dated 2007 is the latest date ever, I have stock later than that as Reala was discontinued with the last batches dated 2012. I think i have about ten rolls of 36 ex left thank goodness.:)
Well, I didn't know that! I did know there was some later 120 stuff, but I was convinced 2007 was the last 135 Reala 100. Live and learn, thanks Richard!
 
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