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Best Film for the Canon EOS ELAN 7NE

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Best Canon EOS ELAN 7NE 35mm Film

´╗┐The best film to use in your Canon EOS ELAN 7NE will have to be based on the lens, available light, and type of film you want to use.

Using an ISO 400 film or faster will let you eliminate being burdened with a tripod or flash.

Make sure that you have a fast lens if you want to capture photos in low light, conditions that are often found indoors. See my list on the 5 Best Lenses for the Canon EOS ELAN 7NE for lens recommendations.

Color Film

Consumer

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Kodak UltraMax 400 35mm Film

Kodak UltraMax 400 - A fantastic option for a diverse range of conditions. Using Kodak UltraMax 400 you should be able to handhold the EOS ELAN 7NE in lots of circumstances.

The pictures will have excellent skin tones and tend to be on the warm side.

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Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400

Fujifilm Superia X-TRA ISO 400 - A different option than Kodak that could have greater availability depending on what country you are in.

When compared to Kodak, Fujifilm appears to be a little cooler with notable blues and greens.

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Lomography Color Negative 800 ISO

Lomography 800 - If you want an ISO 800 color 35mm film, there aren’t many choices. For 35mm film stocks geared towards consumers, this is the sole choice.

Additionally, if you own a medium format camera, Lomography 800 is also available in 120 film format.

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Kodak Gold 200

Kodak Gold 200 - A guaranteed means to obtain that mid-1980s through 90s feeling. Use an on-camera flash to get the “classic” look the film is known for.

To bring the ideal look out of the film, over-expose it by 1 or 2-stops. This will help you achieve the spectacular colors people love Kodak Gold for.

Professional

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Kodak Portra 400

Kodak Portra 400 - Among the film shooting enthusiasts online, Portra 400 is definitely the most popular color negative 35mm film. Overexpose the film by 1 or 2-stops to get the look and feel the film is highly regarded for.

Portra is also sold in ISO 800 and 160 versions. As well as in rolls of 120 film, 4x5 sheets, and 8x10 sheets.

Black and White Film

Consumer

These film stocks have reasonable costs and good quality, making them quite popular to use in the Canon EOS ELAN 7NE.

The main appeal for photography students and budget minded photographers is the competitive price. Even if you do not put yourself in that group, it’s nice to have low-priced rolls of film available for trying out newly delivered used gear.

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Kentmere 400

Kentmere 400 - It’s made by the parent company of Ilford, Harmon Technology. This is good due to the fact that makes this the most widely sold film of the 3.

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Foma Fomapan 400 Action

Foma Fomapan 400 Action - Will be much easier to get in Europe as the film is manufactured inside of the Czech Republic by Foma Bohemia.

A pretty good film stock to choose for your first couple of attempts at home developing or film photography. Also a good selection if you’re testing out a camera to check that it is operating correctly.

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Ultrafine eXtreme 400

Ultrafine eXtreme 400 - The best store to get this film is online directly from Ultrafine.

They make chemical developer kits for 35mm color film, so if you develop film at home you might have already done business with them.

Professional

The two best black and white film stocks are Ilford HP-5 Plus 400 and Kodak Tri-X 400. They do have quite a few qualities in common that make them a favourite, while maintaining different styles.

You can obtain professional results after pushing both film stocks 2-stops. This makes the film versatile as a roll can be shot at ISO 400, 800, or 1600.

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Ilford HP5 Plus 400

Ilford HP5 Plus 400 - The largest differences are that HP5 Plus is less expensive and has lower levels of contrast compared to Tri-X. Minimal contrast can be an advantage due to the fact contrast can be added when making a darkroom print or through digital post processing.

The film emulsion has subdued grain and still looks very good when pushed 2-stops.

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Kodak Tri-X 400

Kodak Tri-X 400 - This film features a stronger style to it. To achieve the old-school grain structure, contrast, and look of the film, it should be developed in Kodak D-76.

Kodak Tri-X without a doubt has higher levels of contrast. That is fantastic if that is the style you would prefer because it requires significantly less work when printmaking or through digital post processing.

Reversal Film

Film stocks that produce a positive image are referred to as slide, transparency, or reversal film. That means a projector or lightbox can be used to display the pictures.

This is unique from the more prevalent negative film stocks that result in photos that need inverting the colors in order to be viewable.

Slide films have substantially less dynamic range and latitude compared to negative film and so they are viewed as challenging to shoot.

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Kodak Ektrachrome E100 Transparency Film

Kodak Ektachrome 100 - This is a fine grain film known for beautiful skin tones. There is almost no hypersaturation of colors. Ektachrome is daylight balanced.

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Fujichrome Velvia 50

Fujifilm Velvia 50 - Produces signature looking photographs that have greatly increased amounts of contrast and saturation. It is sharp daylight balanced film emulsion. When compared to all the reversal films you can get, it has the highest resolving power.

There’s another speed with an ISO of 100.

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Fujichrome Provia 100F

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Offers vivid and natural colors with medium color saturation and contrast. It has ultra fine grain with a daylight color balance.

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Foma Fomapan R100

Foma Fomapan R100 - This is a black and white slide film, claimed by Fomapan as having high resolving power, higher levels of contrast, and fine grain. It’s also billed as a replacement for the discontinued Agfa Scala Film Stock.

Film Basics

Consumer vs Professional Film

Professional films cost more since they have larger dynamic range, latitude, and can more easily be pushed.

There’s a big difference in availability. Consumer film emulsions can more often than not be obtained from big-box stores and pharmacies in anemic amounts. Professional level film stocks will need to be ordered from a online retailer or camera store.

ISO

A film’s sensitivity to light is listed as the ISO.

The higher the film’s ISO, the less light will be required to properly expose a photograph. Additionally, expect to see more noticeable film grain.

It may be difficult to handhold the EOS ELAN 7NE with ISO 100 or slower speed films (ISO 25, ISO 50, etc). The will likely be longer might be longer than what you could handhold without producing motion blur unless you are out in full sun.

To avoid motion blur you will need to use a fast lens, flash, and/or tripod. The extra accessories may not be needed if you use a faster ISO 400 or ISO 800 film.

The ISO dial is labeled as ASA on the Canon EOS ELAN 7NE. The shift to using ISO from ASA (American Standards Association) happened after the creation of the International Standards Organization (ISO).

Film Latitude

Film latitude is the amount of stops film can be overexposed while keeping satisfactory photographs. Pro films have a greater latitude along with a slightly increased cost.

Negative film has a greater amount of latitude compared to reversal film. That is a reason it is viewed as difficult to work with.

Dynamic Range

The difference between the brightest and darkest details of an image is referred to as dynamic range. Areas of an image that do not fit in this range will be seen as completely black underexposed shadows or white overexposed highlights.

When shooting in a variety or quickly changing lighting situations, films with a larger dynamic range are a better choice.

  • Digital cameras 14+ stops
  • Negative film up to 13 stops
  • Slide film 6-8 stops

Reversal film is regarded as tough to shoot due to the small dynamic range. A very good time to give it a try would be during the golden hour.

Film Type

35mm film that is sold in metal canisters is used by the Canon EOS ELAN 7NE. It is also the most widely used film format and is on occasion described as 135 film.

120 or 220 film, used by medium format cameras, is the only other film format you are likely to come across}.

Changing the film emulsion you are working with will transform the look of your shots. This is an example of the marvelous things about shooting film.

DX Coded Film

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DX Encoding on a 35mm Film Canister

Nearly all new 35mm film manufactured at this point has DX encoding. This lets electronically controlled cameras to detect and set the ISO when the film is loaded into the camera.

DX-coding isn’t going to make a difference for the Canon EOS ELAN 7NE because ISO has to be manually set.

Canon EOS ELAN 7NE Resources

Where to Get 35mm Film Developed?

You will find just a few choices for where to get 35mm film processed. For a more thorough discussion of the possible choices you can check out my article on Where to Develop Film.

WARNING: Pharmacies and big box stores do not develop film on location. They mail the film off to be processed by a separate company. Because of this, you won’t be given your processed negatives back.

  1. Develop Film at Home
  2. Use a Local Photography Lab
  3. Use a Mail Order Photo Lab
  4. Pharmacy or Big Box Store

Shipping film to a mail-order lab to be processed and scanned is the simplest choice if you are just starting to shoot film. If you consistently shoot film, this can be a drawback because it can get really expensive.

So long as you are using a medium to high volume of film, there are two activities that you can do to greatly reduce your expenses.

Bulk Loading Film

Getting a roll of 100 feet of film and manually loading in into canisters yourself is among the most common options to lower your expenses.

All said and done, you’ll end up with roughly 18 canisters of 36 frames. Based on the film you can expect to save 20%-30%.

Bear in mind that you’re only going to be able to get bulk rolls of black and white film. This is due to black and white film is easier and more cost-effective to process yourself.

Home Developing and Scanning

It is simple to process and scan any film at home. In fact it is a very good way to spend less so you can shoot more film with your Canon EOS ELAN 7NE.

Black & white film is much simpler to process yourself. Temperature and development times are both not as necessary to do correctly with black & white films as time and temperatures are for color negative or slide film.