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    Moving on from Fuji Pro 160S ...

    So it's been a while since I've bought 35mm colour film, and in the intervening time period B&H has finally run out of its stock of Pro 160S. Many of my favourite photos are on 160S, I'm not quite sure what it is but I think it has to do with how colourful images look while not being over-saturated or over-contrasty. I also *think* it's got something to do with the Fuji rendition of blues and greens compared to my memories of Kodak Portra 160VC, which I used a couple of rolls of but never particularly liked.

    I need a replacement film. And there isn't that much to choose from now.

    Should I try some new Kodak Portra 160 and/or 400? Ektar? Stick to Superia? Order 100 rolls of 160S from eBay?

    The key thing I'm looking for is which film has the closest colour rendition to 160S.

    Currently, I do scan in my film and do slight adjustments digitally, but the less I have to do the better. (Of course, if I no real choice, I'll pick any film, scan and post-process to get the colours I want, but that's only if there's no other practical way.)

    For reference, this sort of colour is what I like about 160S.

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    I didn't know 160s had ever been discontinued?
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    I didn't know 160s had ever been discontinued?
    It was discontinued mid-2010 from memory - all the 35mm Pro C-41 films were, except for 400H, which I hate.
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    Cant really think of a close equivalent.
    Its too magenta nad green.
    No film from Kodak is that way.
    I think pro800z is magenta.

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    What the? It's gone? It's still on the Fuji site here!

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    It's true, 160NS is the replacement for 160S - unfortunately it's not in 35mm format anymore. I should've been more specific. I do have a Mamiya RB67 so I can run some 120 film through, but my main camera is still the little Bessa.
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    135 size Fuji 160 S is discontinued , 120 160S has been re-issued as Fuji Pro 160 NS http://www.fujifilm.com/products/pro...lms/pro_160ns/ .
    Kodak Portra 160 is a first class film I don't think you would be disappointed with , I suggest you try it.
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    Portra 160 is much more neutral.

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    At USD $3.90-$5.00 a roll, here are two suppliers. Stock the freezer!

    Adorama, $4.99 per roll:
    http://www.adorama.com/FJP160S36U.html


    Photo Warehouse, $3.89 per roll - 10 roll pack:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...n=&s=&v=glance

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    Fujicolor 200 is probably real close.
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