120 Color film for street photography?

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    If you wanted to shoot street photography in an dense urban area with color print film (in 120 format), what film would you choose?
     
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    Probably Kodak Portra 400 - giving you oodles of exposure tolerance, and colour that's not 'funny'...

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    Beat me to it.......this is my weapon of choice in an urban environment

    Sometimes I also rock the 160vc Portra and in low light its Portra 800
     
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    Portra 400 at box speed.
     
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    Portra 400 or bust. You can shoot it from ISO 400-50 with relative impunity and pushes up to 1600 remarkably.
     
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    With film back cameras, I like Fuji Reala in one for consistently bright scenes and Portra 400 in another for almost everything else.
     
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    Thank you! I thought Porta would be the winner in this but at the same time, I thought Kodak Gold or Fuji's non professional film might eek out a victory.
     
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    You kind of specified 120 film, which kind of doesn't have consumer color film available for it anymore.
     
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    Ah! I thought I saw some in the shop the other day. New old stock? Or maybe I didnt look close enough. I'll do so next time.
     
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    I found Ektar 100 in my Rollei 3.5 Automat worked well on a bright sunny day. Street shooting outside San Diego Comic Con:

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    You're in Shanghai, so yeah, it's possible you saw old stock of Fuji Superia. I think it was still being sold new in 120 format a few years ago and carried on in the Asian markets for longer.

    I think I saw some in the Wukesong Market in Beijing, but I can't swear to it.
     
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    I would use Reala 100 as well.
     
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    Reala is gone too? B & H is selling old stock?
     
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    Not gone, but notice B&H is only selling Reala in 120. It was discontinued in 35mm.
     
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    I bought some Superia 400 just last week.*
     
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    120 Superia 400 is easy to obtain in the UK.
     
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    Discussed in another recent thread. Superia 120 films aren't readily available in N. America. Never got any clue where U.S. Amazon customers' Superia 120 films were actually coming from.
     
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    Mine came from Atlanta. :smile:
     
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    Fine but I'm guessing it's a gray market import since Fuji USA and Canada don't seem to import it any longer. What's on the box?
     
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    Nothing informative, as far as I can tell.
     
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    I will choose Reala 100, then one of those Portra [160 or 400], Ektar after them, but i will be sad if that Reala will be gone too.