which film for nepal

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  1. umdah

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    one c41 color film is needed for nepal. i am unsure between portra 160 nc/vc
    and/or portra 400 vc/nc.

    portraits, landscapes and environmental.

    Any help is gratefully welcomed.
     
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    Anybody..please!

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  3. Lee L

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    Why not a mix?

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    Lee, thanks for response. I tried about 10 rolls of portra 400 vc at 200 and
    I liked the results. That was in the uk. I do not know about nepal.

    Would the difference be too much if I did the same in Nepal?

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    How can he mix he's only taking one film . . . . . r maybe two :D

    More seriously take whatever colour film your most used to & happy with. Kodak & Fuji don't make any bad colour films, my own choice is always Fuji Superia 200, and you'll almost certainly be able to buy more when you get there if you run out. I'm assuming you're using 35mm, 120 film can be very difficult to find in some countries.

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    If you've been happy with Portra 400 then that will be ideal, it should behave just as well in Nepal

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    Ian, thanks. i neeede some confirmation and push! I shall be taking a rf,
    35mm. Thanks once again.

    Regards.

     
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    I'd give the same response as Ian. I don't really understand what kind of difference you're expecting in Nepal. Is it dynamic range, colors, something else?

    It's been over 30 years since I was in Nepal, Kathmandu and out west a bit, so I can't say what the current availability of films or processing is once you're there. There was a hand-run B&W processing and printing shop when I was there, but that's probably changed as well.

    In the monsoon season, you'll get a lot of flat overcast light, but with wet, saturated colors. The monsoon will be breaking soon, so you'll be getting some bright, contrasty light after that happens. VC might be OK for flat light, might be a bit much for really contrasty situations. If you expect to be taking a lot of portrait/people shots, the Portras should be great.

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