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    What 120 Color Films are your favorite?

    Sorry if this is something that's asked a lot, but I have tended to always shoot B/W films. I am interested in trying out shooting some color negative films (at my uni we can process our own C41 films.)
    I don't think I'm looking for anything that has super vivid or saturated colors, but still something that is maybe more subdued, but still accurate. Was looking at Portra 400 maybe?

    What films are your favorites and for what subjects are you generally shooting?
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    Fall foliage in October...Ektar!

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    If you want accurate without the crazy saturation, try Portra 160 or Fuji Pro160S. Or Reala. Nothing wrong with Portra 400 either but the 160 is finer.

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    You would have liked Portra NC then. You might as well try out the current Portra which merged both VC and NC.

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    Kodachrome 64. *sigh*
    testing...

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    E100VS. *sigh*
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    I tend to use Portra 160 when I'm carrying a tripod (mostly); but Portra 400 is fine if I'm likely to be hand-holding the camera.

    Ektar is nice but can be bit wild ... Portra more dependable in any situation.

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    I am a big fan of Fujifilm Reala 100. The first roll I tried came back from the lab really ugly looking. But folks here encouraged me to try again with a different lab and the results I found could NOT be more different. Very beautiful colors while still quite realistic looking. Much cheaper than Porta 400 which is my second choice.

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    Portra 400 is a great choice, if you over expose it, the colours become a bit more muted, i.e. shoot it at ISO 100. It's a great all round film, fine grain, and acceptable at ISO 800 or 1600.

    Fujifilm 400H is very nice too, maybe slightly more muted, but I could be wrong there.

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    Fuji Reala
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