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    A Good Solid Pro color Neg film?

    Hey guys,

    What's a good solid pro color neg film?

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    Solid as in good? Portra 400/160 and fuji pro 400h

    Porta 400 has incredible latitude. Dont underexposed 400h.

    I like the colors of 400h but the usibity of portra 400 wins for me.

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    Portra and Ektar seem to be the two compared to each other more often then not and Fuji seems to have it's adherents. Overall I'd probably match my film choice to the subject matter, but in today's age of do everything Photoshop (if you go that way) you can basically shoot anything. If your wet processing I'm sure someone will give you their impressions.
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    Yes.. Good.

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    Fuji Pro 160

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    Since there's only about three, this isn't much of a pickle.

    Portra 400 will be revered like Kodachrome in the future. The last great colour film?

    Ektar is like Marmite, but I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damonff View Post
    Fuji Pro 160

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    As you're shooting medium format, unless you want really big enlargements, I'd go with a faster film like Fujifilm 400H or Kodak Portra 400. The slower films are great, but unless you need the resolution, they can be a pain unless you've got a lot of light.

    400H is a lovely film, Portra 400 gets more press on the various blogs, but I think 400H is lovely, muted, and in 6x6, more resolution than just about anyone needs.

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    You've got three superb choices from Kodak at the moment, but they each have their own look. Don't
    count on Fauxtoshop to fix mistakes or turn one film into another. That's the lazy way out, but is in fact
    the hard way. Pick a film and learn to use it properly. You've got a low-contrast skintone-friendly choice
    (Portra 160), a more saturated and contrasty choice requiring more careful exposure and light balancing (Ektar), and something in the middle (Porta 400). Then there is still a little Fuji around if you want to
    experiment with that. Hard to go wrong quality-wise, but applicability to specific subject matter is another question completely.

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    Portra 400, hands down.
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    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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    RIP Kodachrome

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