NEW Professional Color Negative Film from KODAK

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by laser, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. laser

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    Well, I can't say I'm surprised they consolidated the 160VC/NC films as well.
     
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    I think you mean the 400 VC/NC ? And fortunately they made a very good job of it :smile:
     
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    I'm gonna miss 160VC though, it just had a way of rendering skin tones with just enough warmth that 160NC couldn't. And don't even get me started on red's and yellows vs the pastel-ness of 160NC. I could backlight people no problem, it just kept right on chuggin :smile:.

    I'm really going to miss 160VC, I have to say its probably my favorite film of all time, hands down

    -Dan
     
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    This is really good news, although not unexpected. I, like many, find Ektar 100 rather harsh for most uses. Although a bit more grainy, the new Portra 160 offers a lower saturation alternative. I notice that the new film has pretty high contrast, however. This is not a problem for people who scan their negatives, but it may be an issue for those who still do regular color prints.
     
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    Contrast is really easy to deal with by adjusting development time. People who do RA-4 (like me) also do their C-41 quite usually.
     
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    I'm excited about it. I don't like fewer film emulsions being available but I do understand Kodak's motivation in producing a few high quality films.
     
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    This should be interesting.