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    120 Color film for street photography?

    If you wanted to shoot street photography in an dense urban area with color print film (in 120 format), what film would you choose?

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    Probably Kodak Portra 400 - giving you oodles of exposure tolerance, and colour that's not 'funny'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by munz6869 View Post
    Probably Kodak Portra 400 - giving you oodles of exposure tolerance, and colour that's not 'funny'...

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    Beat me to it.......this is my weapon of choice in an urban environment

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    Portra 400 or bust. You can shoot it from ISO 400-50 with relative impunity and pushes up to 1600 remarkably.

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    With film back cameras, I like Fuji Reala in one for consistently bright scenes and Portra 400 in another for almost everything else.

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    Thank you! I thought Porta would be the winner in this but at the same time, I thought Kodak Gold or Fuji's non professional film might eek out a victory.

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    You kind of specified 120 film, which kind of doesn't have consumer color film available for it anymore.

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    Ah! I thought I saw some in the shop the other day. New old stock? Or maybe I didnt look close enough. I'll do so next time.

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    I found Ektar 100 in my Rollei 3.5 Automat worked well on a bright sunny day. Street shooting outside San Diego Comic Con:

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    You're in Shanghai, so yeah, it's possible you saw old stock of Fuji Superia. I think it was still being sold new in 120 format a few years ago and carried on in the Asian markets for longer.

    I think I saw some in the Wukesong Market in Beijing, but I can't swear to it.

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