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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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    New 2008 400 speed Portras Revision 3, etc

    http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...00688a8086da90

    http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...00688a8086dabc

    I haven't seen a post to this yet, so I'd thought I'd put one up. Apparently there is a revision 3 coming soon for Portra 400NC and VC. Even finer grain then the last revision.

    Also 800 MAX film is seeing a new revision similar to what was done on Gold 100 and 200. I suspect this was in the works from years ago and since film is still selling well, Kodak decided to impliment it. Ron might have more info on that. Nice to see film still going strong.

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    Sheesh! I was just getting ready to continue to rave about the 2nd gen (3rd? I forget) improvement of Portra. the 400VC just completely eliminated UC400 from my usage, better grain in skintones (neutral too) while keeping lots of the UC vivid color 'POP'. I suppose the 3rd (err, 4th? Maybe I'm counting the pre-Portra Pro films) will be just as good and perhaps even better.

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