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    The biggest problem I have with E-6 is storing all the bottles of chemistry. It's bad enough to store C-41 developer, stop, bleach, fix, and stabilizer. Add another stop, a second developer (light reversal) and keeping both C-41 and E-6 fills the sink with bottles.
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    Ektar in 4x5 had better not be discontinued! I have heard nothing about that.

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    Hmm, Ektar shouldn't be flat, and it shouldn't be nuclear like what the OP posted....

    I've found Ektar to be an enhanced, yet very balanced film. People who dismiss Ektar or say it's flat are getting sub-par scans. And same with outrageous saturation.

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    That photo looks like it has had a mismatched profile placed, maybe the gawdy and ghastly Photopro, common with CMYK print processing (but not RGB).
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    Wow, interesting places this thread has gone since I decided to take a break from it.

    1) I am entirely in control of my scan process, from calibration, profiling, and color spaces, to my use of PhotoShop. Thaaaanx.
    2) I don't think there's anything particularly unrealistic about my rendering of the scene. Blazing midday sun and neon colors. Yes it has lost in contrast what it gained in outrageous saturation. Whether it's TASTEFUL or GOOD is entirely up for grabs. HOWEVER,
    3) Some of you are perhaps unaware of how, like, mean-spirited your commentary is.

    The fate of civilization does not revolve around a single scanned frame of Ektar. Sorry! Back to Portra, which I have found to be much less controversial in its opinions on gay rights, abortion, or hydrofracking, scanned or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
    From Kodak's own site it looks like they pulled the plug on sheets completely and aren't going to coat
    any more.
    Where'd you read that?

    It does appear that Kodak is moving to special order on 8x10 film for most emulsions, but Ektar 4x5 still looks like a standard stock item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorph View Post
    Wow, interesting places this thread has gone since I decided to take a break from it.

    1) I am entirely in control of my scan process, from calibration, profiling, and color spaces, to my use of PhotoShop. Thaaaanx.
    2) I don't think there's anything particularly unrealistic about my rendering of the scene. Blazing midday sun and neon colors. Yes it has lost in contrast what it gained in outrageous saturation. Whether it's TASTEFUL or GOOD is entirely up for grabs. HOWEVER,
    3) Some of you are perhaps unaware of how, like, mean-spirited your commentary is.

    The fate of civilization does not revolve around a single scanned frame of Ektar. Sorry! Back to Portra, which I have found to be much less controversial in its opinions on gay rights, abortion, or hydrofracking, scanned or not.
    LOL

    Well said.
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