Scala B&W slide film, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Elaine on November 16, 2004 at 13:46:53:

I have my oil rig slides back now that I did with my Scala black and white slide film. I tried it with the recommendation that it renders excellent detail.

I found that this film does render incredible detail for a slide film. It is probably one of the least grainy films that I have seen. My Nikon scanner seems to get confused by this film so I can't post any of the photos. It totally distorts the images.

Would I use Scala again or recommend it for underwater use - no. Scala is a hard cold crisp film. It takes one of the best things about underwater photography away - the terrific colors. I would prefer black and white print film over this because the dynamic range of some print films, can, with good composition, often at least stir some emotion. This film is cold and hard, if detail is what brings you to life you might like it, otherwise, think twice before using it underwater.

I'm trying to produce a decent scan so that I can post one but I'm not sure that it is going to work.

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