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    Portraits On Kodak Vericolor & PMC Films

    Does anyone here think that there is or will ever be an equal to the Kodak Vericolor and PMC films for portraiture ? I have yet to find anything as nice.

    A bride on Kodak PMC (Pro MC) 400:


    A candid on Kodak Vericolor (VPS) 160:

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    I used to use tons of Vericolour both S and L and PMC when it was made, but since these films are no longer manufactured I think it is no great loss because the current Kodak Portra 160 and 400 are even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I used to use tons of Vericolour both S and L and PMC when it was made, but since these films are no longer manufactured I think it is no great loss because the current Kodak Portra 160 and 400 are even better.
    Oh ? I've tried Portra, with very pleasing results (see photo below) - but it seemed like maybe the grain structure isn't quite like the older MC films or something (perhaps it's a finer T-grain ?). I dunno - maybe it's just a figment of my imagination. But if Kodak replaced the VPS and PMC with it, they must have seen some improvement.


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    I'm just thankful that they are still manufacturing these two great portrait films,quit while you're ahead.

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    At the risk of resurrecting an old thread, no-nothing can replace VPS 400, IMHO. That's what I shot weddings/portraits with using the Pentax 6x7. Best color film ever.

    KathyB013b by David Fincher, on Flickr
    Francis and Kami004a by David Fincher, on Flickr

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    Yeah it was pretty nice. I burned through a few billions rolls of that stuff too.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    I hated to see that film go. Even more so, I hated to see CPQ stop making prints and go to digital only. They were a large professional outfit in Cleveland, TN that catered to the professional and were the best I had seen. Being a card carrying member of the PPA, I inquired around as to who to use for my lab and they were highly recommended. I didn't regret using them as they were superb. I got 4x5 proofs from them along with my developed negatives and had 5x7 to 16x20 prints made from VPS and they looked great. Those two photos above were some of the 16x20's made.



 

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