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  • LX-A343
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    Out of those films mentioned by Andries I have tried the Kodak Elite Chrome and both Fuji films. My absolute favourite was Fuji Provia with its only minimal grain (if any) and the deep blue sky I was able to get.

    Hmmm, slides, ....... boy, how times have changed!

    BTW, my most viewed pic here is a pic taken with Fuji Provia: [photoid=34996]
    As you can probably see: no grain.

    Gerardo

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  • cja
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    Thunderchief.

    Impressive results with the slide scanner!!

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  • cja
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    I dont know if this helps but the first picture here was taken using kodak Gold rated at ISO200, spot the grain and the high contrast.

    [photoid=276319]

    This was taken the same day using Fuji Reala rated at ISO 100

    [photoid=280713]


    Both photos are flat bed scanned and processed through PS Elements and Neat image. The second has slightly less grain. The result is slightly distorted by the use of a scanner and neat image, ( there is a clear differnce on the prints) but I hope it is enough to make the point about film speed.

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  • LX-A343
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    Grain can either be caused by underexposure, film quality or scanning.

    As mentioned, use ISO100 films to reduce grain. But even then, print scans are grainier, than slide or negative scans with dedicated slide scanners.

    Also, try to use correct exposure settings. I remember, that I sometimes even overexposed while using prints.

    Gerardo

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  • cja
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    Assuming you have a 35mm camera, I would suggest switching to Fuji Reala film; this is rated at ISO 100. Most pro photographers use Fuji Film of some description. But the most important thing is to use the slowest film speed you can as this will reduce grain. Some would say slides are better and with this you can go down to an ISO rating of 50 (I believe) but then scanning with a flatbed scanner is not so easy with slides.

    Also when using negative film make sure you scan from large prints of at least 7.5x5 inches.

    (NB I am not a pro photographer, just an enthusiastic amateur.)

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  • QFA747
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    Just another Quick Question one of u pro's could help me with.
    Im using Kodak 400 Max film and was reading they may be high in grain?
    Should i Swap to maybe 200 or something?

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  • QFA747
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    Thanks for that LX A343 ill take that in next time i go spotting.Just what exactly is Grain and how it impacts the Pictures like overexposure or under expose and Sun can effect the Quality of the Shot?

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  • LX-A343
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    Originally posted by QFA747
    Scanner is a Canon N67OU.I was scanning them at 2400 DPI.
    Your scanner's highest OPTICAL resolution is 600 x 1200 dpi. If you scan at 2400dpi, it's only a software enlargement. You could achive the same result by scanning at 600x1200dpi and the resizing by 200% in your photo editing software.

    So far for the technical aspect. But in my opinion, the biggest problem are your photos. They are very grainy. If you look at the pics, you will see, they are backlit. To achieve a somehow natural looking blue sky, the whole shot was uderexposed, causing lots of grain on those underexposed parts, as for example the fuselage.

    Then, even if the pic would be technically perfect, as long as a part is cutt of, like the tail in the first rejected pic, it will get rejected. No need to waste a second in such a pic.

    My tips: go out to the airport again on a good day. Look for a spot, where you have the sun on your back and start shooting with different settings. Remember the settings and compare the results. Scan the best pics with your scanner and look again at the results. Then, keep on practicing.

    Cheers
    Gerardo

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  • fly1346
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    WOW those pics have a lot of grain. Even mine dont have that much and im using a 2MP camera with no pics accepted. You might wanna switch over to digital... and invest in a good camera~

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  • QFA747
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    Scanner is a Canon N67OU.I was scanning them at 2400 DPI.

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  • QFA747
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    Scanner is a Canon N67OU.I was scanning them at 2400 DPI.

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  • Airbus_A320
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    What kind of scanner are you using?

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  • u2o
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    what kind of camera are you using?? They're bad quality sorry to say. too blurred (29801, 298012), too much grain (try running neatimage through it), backlight shots.

    regarding qantas obstraction, it's the fencing. Colours are somewhat strange, maybe due to your Hue and Saturation and Brightness and contrast. Good luck next time.

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  • QFA747
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    Sorry guys ill post few links and dl that program,Im new to this so having some problems so anyone who can help me be very much appreciated.

    http://jetphotos.net/viewreject.php?id=301905
    http://jetphotos.net/viewreject.php?id=301891.Whats Obstructing it anyway?
    http://jetphotos.net/viewreject.php?id=298051
    http://jetphotos.net/viewreject.php?id=298012

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  • Simpleboy
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    go to neatimage.com and download it, it works miracles withe removing grain and as AJ said, a link would be helpful.

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