Lower ISO Film Available?

Discussion in 'Film Cameras' started by JimFox, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. JimFox

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    Getting ready for National Camera Day and wanting to try and use this old film camera that I picked up at a Camera Swap Meet last month.

    It is a 35mm camera, but it has top shutter speed of 1/200th. So I need some really low ISO film ideally. Looking on Amazon I have found so much ISO 400 film, some ISO 100 film, but none of the old ISO 64 or 32 film. Does it exist still?




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    Ebay has some ISO 64 film.
     
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    Hmmm... I don't really care for Ebay. I may just have to shoot that camera either late in the day or early in the morning.

    Thank Jameel.
     
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    Jim, Velvia is ISO 50 & is still available new. I buy a lot of slightly expired film (Velvia 50, etc) off of Ebay that is advertised as being in a fridge. I've never been disappointed in the results. There is also Cinestill 50 ISO negative film that is produced "new" from motion picture stock. It is available in 35mm & 120 roll. Low ISO films like 50 hold up well as not as kept too warm.
     
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    Thanks for the info Dan. Not sure that I want to shoot slides but I had thought about Velvia.

    Have you tried Ektar 100?
     
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    Jim, Ektar 100 is my go to color neg film. It does have it's own "character", a little punchy. Especially the reds.
    BUT, much more suited to landscape than Portra.
     
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    Thanks Dan. I think that's what I will be getting.
     

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