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    Thanks PE, that gives me an idea. I enlarged Portra 400NC 35mm on Supra Endura, and I was amazed not to see grain at all. I can't enlarge bigger with my current setup, but that's already quite impressive. And the shadow detail was great: my subject had a black shirt with slight bits of shiny thread that you can see just clearly enough.
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    It seems unfortunate that Kodak would bring us this great new film, but the only place we can see it is on their tiny image gallery. These 300x300 (?) images from medium format film don't really tell us much about the product.

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    I, for one, am quite happy for the release of the new Portra film. I can't wait to try out the 400VC. The 400NC long roll looks interesting well.
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    Portra film's been on my to-do list for a long while, and this is fantastic news - between this and the new T-Max it seems film development is still a very worthy aspiration for Kodak. We need some encouragement now and then from ol' yella.
    Who knows, Fuji may counter this development with their own, they seemed to play off each other historically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Kodak has a dedicated team to both B&W and color film improvement.
    I would assume this is more 2 electron sensitization at work?

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    Did everybody miss the fact that these new portras will not be available in sheet film? Very disapointing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JLP View Post
    Did everybody miss the fact that these new portras will not be available in sheet film? Very disapointing.


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    If I read the press release info (the Questions and Answers pdf) correctly, the 400NC continues to be available in sheet film sizes, and the 400VC (continues) to not be available in sheet film sizes.

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    Matt, Youre right, i missed that part. Ok, i am happy again not that there's anything wrong with the C2, it's a great film in any format.
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    Is it still made in 220?

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    Really pleased about this because 400NC in 35mm is a really important film for my wedding work and I'm always trying to achieve the finest grain possible. Ideally I like to use the 160NC, but often the light is just not good enough.

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