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    Kodachrome alternative/equivalent

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a replacement or alternative to Kodachrome? Could you please share your thoughts and possibly an example image?

    Thank you. Kindest regards, Nicole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole
    Does anyone have any suggestions for a replacement or alternative to Kodachrome? Could you please share your thoughts and possibly an example image?

    Thank you. Kindest regards, Nicole
    Hmm is there an alternative to Kodachrome ?
    I used the 200 for a while but there was the 25 and 64 ISO as well.
    As I remember colors and contrast stood out in a certain way.
    I suppose you look for a film for people photography.
    The films I use are

    Kodak Elitechrome 100 Extra color.
    Thats for nature only. Green not as good as Velvia but red and blue are better. contrasty. Comes in neutral and warm versions too.

    Fuji Provia 400F
    For shots of my son. A very finegrained 400 ISO film. I have had it pushed to 800 without significant loss. It is very expensive though. Medium soft

    Fuji Astia 100
    A really great portraitfilm renders skintones very nice (at least my son)
    It is softer than both of the above.

    I have tried the Agfa films too but that's irrelevant now
    I can't post a pic on this site since I don't have a scanner but I do have some on Elitechrome 100 EC on.

    http://www.naturfotografi.dk/sgalandet.htm

    Did I mention my son

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    If you like the Kodachrome look, then shoot K-64 while you still can. There really is nothing like it.
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    Agree with David, I don't think there is a real replacement for Kodachrome. I'm not all that knowlaedgeable on E-6 films, but I did shoot some Kodak E-100GX (a slightly warmer version than the E-100G), and was very happy with the results. I shot mostly protraits with it. Great skin tones... not as ruddy looking as some of the Fuji's

    Of course, I don't think it'll have the same archival qualities as Kodachrome.

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    Nicole,

    Which particular characteristics of Kodachrome do you like - nothing is an exact match, so which characteristic(s) do you want to match? Do you need a reversal film? Are you likely to want to get good scans from the film with consumer/prosumer scanners? (sorry, I can't think of a more elegant, concise description)

    I'd suggest Ektachrome 100G and Ektachrome 200 if you must have transparencies, and Kodak Ultra 100 or Fuji Pro 160S if negs would work, but it really depends on your preferences and priorities. 'Keep using Kodachrome as long as you can' seems to be the best advice.

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    Thanks Soeren David Suzanne! Helen I prefer chrome to film for my colour work and really like saturated colours such as the Velvia but most of my work includes people and so I need a chrome that gives saturated colours but also relatively natural skintones.

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    I'd say Astia 100F for 35mm or 120. If you're shooting only 120 and can find some, give EPN a try too. Both of these provide excellent skin tones. Astia F slightly enhances saturation, while EPN is very accurate. Based on 25 years of shooting Kodachrome -- mostly 25 and a bit of 64 -- I'd say that its reputation for high saturation is not deserved. Unless slightly underexposed, the K14 films delivered surprisingly accurate color, with just a bit of red infiltration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole
    Thanks Soeren David Suzanne! Helen I prefer chrome to film for my colour work and really like saturated colours such as the Velvia but most of my work includes people and so I need a chrome that gives saturated colours but also relatively natural skintones.
    Have you tried Velvia 100F ? It has saturated colours (almost as saturated and contrasty) but the skin tones are still fairly natural.

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    Astia 100F does deliver very nice skin tones. It's cooler than K-25, but you can get a more neutral or warm result by adding a slight warming filter, like an 81A or KR 1.5. If you want a little more tonal richness, shoot it in a larger format. The reason I eventually sold off my cache of K-25 eventually was that I thought Astia (old version) in MF or LF looked better than K-25 in 35mm.
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