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Old 07-01-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Central Mass
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Though, I suppose the film brand doesn't matter?
Technically, brand is all that matters

All film shoots differently. I prefer Ilford Pan F 50 in 120 rolls. Don't know what I'd shoot in 35mm, haven't shot that in 6+ years. Ilford Delta 3200 is neat though...

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Old 07-01-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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What would generics be?
The B&H house brands and pretty much anything that isn't Agfa, Fuji, Illford and Kodak
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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Awesome. I ordered Ilford film. I order this one: Amazon.com : Ilford Delta 100 Professional Black-and-White Film 100asa 35mm 24-exposure : Photographic Film : Camera & Photo

I take it ASA is another name for ISO? Thank you for all of your help.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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I take it ASA is another name for ISO?
No, but they are interchangeable.

ASA is an American/Kodak invention from 1943 that was abandoned in 1974. It just happens that it was an arithmetic scale, and ISO is also an arithmetic scale that uses the ASA as a base. ASA later was renamed ANSI.
DIN was a competing German standard that was used since 1934. DIN was a log scale. ISO keeps a log scale, but you never see it unless you look close at film boxes. That Delta 100 is ISO 100/21, but it's only in the fine print. Your camera probably has an DIN shown.


(ASA/ANSI is the American National Standards Institute. They standardize basically anything touched by an engineer)
(DIN is the Deutsches Institut fur Normung [German Institute for Standardization]. They standardize basically anything touched by a German engineer)
(ISO is the International Organization for Standarization. No, I don't know why the abbreviation is backwards LOL. It's not even French! It's Swiss, but in French, it would be OIN. They standardize basically everything in 164 countries)
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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No, but they are interchangeable.

ASA is an American/Kodak invention from 1943 that was abandoned in 1974. It just happens that it was an arithmetic scale, and ISO is also an arithmetic scale that uses the ASA as a base. ASA later was renamed ANSI.
DIN was a competing German standard that was used since 1934. DIN was a log scale. ISO keeps a log scale, but you never see it unless you look close at film boxes. That Delta 100 is ISO 100/21, but it's only in the fine print. Your camera probably has an DIN shown.


(ASA/ANSI is the American National Standards Institute. They standardize basically anything touched by an engineer)
(DIN is the Deutsches Institut fur Normung [German Institute for Standardization]. They standardize basically anything touched by a German engineer)
(ISO is the International Organization for Standarization. No, I don't know why the abbreviation is backwards LOL. It's not even French! It's Swiss, but in French, it would be OIN. They standardize basically everything in 164 countries)
Thank you so much! I'm going to take dad's camera out tonight and see. The film should arrive tomorrow.
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