I just scored 5 rolls of Astia

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  1. RattyMouse

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    It wasnt cheap @ $52, but I wanted to shoot some before it disappears forever. Provia's skin saturation is too much sometimes.

    Got the last box from this retailer. Funny thing is, he didnt want to sell it when I contacted him. But he caved in at the end.
     
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    What format?


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    120
     
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    NICE! I'm jealous!! I'll trade for 4 rolls of kodak 220 Portra VC

    That's like 8 rolls!


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    I still have a 5x120 box in the fridge, slightly outdated. Prices are on mad levels now, but I think I will rather shoot it myself as soon as spring has arrived and enjoy every single slide I get from them...
     
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    Thanks, but I need to experience this before it completely disappears.
     
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    You mean 5 pro packs or one pro pack of 5 rolls?

    Sure you don't want to trade? Lol


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    Just one Pro Pack unfortunately. Otherwise I would share ;-)
     
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    My three most beloved films are Astia, Reala, and Acros. I still have them (both 35mm and 120) but only use the color film for special occasions. You are wise to grab it and use it while you can! What was once common is now a rare treasure.
     
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    Perhaps you can make your own paper :wink:


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    You could still make inter-negatives on Portra and print from them.
     
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    It's here! That is one thing I love about China. FAST delivery. $1 gets you a personal courier to deliver something to you door.

    I almost feel guilty with this film. I am sure it is a waste on me. Many here in the forum could do much better with this.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Why portra and not Ektar?


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    Nice! Congrats!! I don't think it will be a waste, just do some portraits and some more natural sunset/sunrise, and hell try a long exposure or two.

    I wasted one of two rolls I had on my first ever roll through my Mamiya 7 and I didn't know what it was at the time, had gotten it with a cheapie camera I bought years ago the seller just gave me the film too. You at least know what you have.


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    Because the process of first copying to an inter-negative material and then printing from the internegative adds contrast at each step, and the inherent contrast of Portra is lower then Ektar.

    In days gone by, Kodak and others made special purpose internegative films that were quite low in contrast. The lower speed Portras are the closest film remaining.

    If you can find it, the recently replaced Portra 160 NC would probably be the best choice, but the current Portra 160 will also suffice.
     
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    Oh gotcha, I have a few portra NC as well as VC.

    I've seen the "slide duplicating film" on eBay so I assume this is perhaps what you mean? Or is that different?


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    Slide duplicating film is/was used to make duplicate slides ("dupes") from original slides.

    Think salespeople being sent out on the road with a slide presentation to be shown to prospective customers.

    The original slides stay at the home office, while each of the various reps have their own set of dupes.

    The slides that used to be sold at souvenir shops were probably dupes as well.

    The duplicating film is/was inherently low in contrast, in order to minimize contrast build-up.
     
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    Gotcha, of course those were still slides, so they still can't be printed any longer with all the paper gone :/

    It's kind of sad, by the time I actually have a house and room for a darkroom, and learn B&W printing with a real enlarger instead of a scanner, and understand all that, there may not even be any color paper left at all... heck there may not be any B&W paper... it's about ... I guess... 5 years down the road...
     
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    Not even close - the busiest labs I know are printing digital files on colour paper.
     
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    I it the same kind of paper? I thought they all ink printed them now...


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    Nope - the inkjet printers permit you to work entirely in the light, so there is less need for specialized locations and staff.

    But the inkjet processes are more expensive to run then moderate volume photographic paper processes, so there is less room for profit in competitive marketplaces.

    And Kodak and Fuji continue to improve the photographic paper product regularly.

    B & H has over 40 different sizes and types of rolls of colour photographic paper - in Kodak alone.

    And there are a lot of other options in Fuji and other brands as well.
     
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    I don't mean to make anyone jealous :whistling: but I have 73 rolls of 120 astia in the freezer just itching to be shot......