Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/04

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Astia
From: "Aubin, Norman C" <>
Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 15:46:54 +0100

Greetings.  If I can decloak for a minute . . . I'd like to add to
the partial quote below - I too like Astia; its the most accurate 
color slide film I've played with yet, for skin tone images, although 
I do find it a touch cold in some situations.. . like if theres a lot 
of white lace or other similar items in the picture.  

I add a B+W KR1.5 filter, which warms the image about 200K, 
if I think the situation calls for it, or if I think the skin tone may
need the help.  Its probably worth having one around for this,
'specialy if you're using strobes.

I'll take K-25 or Velvia for scenics, depending on the scene, and
the light,  but I like Astia very much for people stuff.


> From: (Isaac Crawford)
> Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 01:08:35 -0400
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Fuji Emulsions
> also a 100 ASA film, but it is a completely different beast
> than Provia.  Astia was designed for reproducing accurate skin tones
> something you'll appreciate after trying to do that with Velvia!:-)
> It
> does give wondeful "face", better than any other film I've seen.  It
> also tends to be less contrasty and have more of a "pastel" type of
> pallette as compared to the other uji films...It reminds me a little
> of
> VPS it that regard...