Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Film question
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 09:29:52 -0500

If you like K25 you'll find that Kodachrome 200 looks very similar and works
better in bad weather than K25.  However, it still has a color similar to
K25 and the grain isn't bad at all.
- -----Original Message-----
From: GBICKET <>
To: Leica User's Group Digest <>
Date: Thursday, September 03, 1998 8:54 AM
Subject: [Leica] Film question

>Good morning, LUGgers,
>At the end of this month, I will be going on an interesting photo shoot of
>interesting creatures.  A special nature preserve in Colorado, USA, permits
>photography of some unusual animals; lynx, wolves, Bengal tigers.  These
>animals are living out their lives on this preserve after being confiscated
>from unauthorized collectors and exotic hunt clubs.  Donations from
>photographers help support the preserve.
>As these are wild and semi wild creatures, I expect most to be long shots,
>and will be using my f4 Vario-Elmar 80-200, and my beloved f4 APO-Telyt
>280mm, mostly on a Tiltall, some handheld.  What I seek is film fast enough
>to permit flexible use of these f4 lenses, but without enormous grain, and
>with good color saturation.
>My favorite color films are Velvia and K25 as extremely fine grain, and
>color saturation can be achieved with them.  My great satisfaction with
>Velvia, primarily, has left me out of touch with faster films.  However,
>movement of my subjects, and the ability to handhold if I need to, make me
>think I need faster film.  I am thinking E200 is about as fast as I can go,
>given my preferences.  Any ideas?  Print film is not ruled out, I simply
>shoot transparency a great deal.
>Thanks for any suggestions.
>Enjoy the light!
>Greg BIcket