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    Quote Originally Posted by desertratt View Post
    You pose a very interesting question. I have some "arty" photos taken on OLD Kodachrome (ASA 10) in the 1960s and was hoping one day to have Type R prints made by Kodak in a 16 x 20 inch size or bigger. Dream on, fool! I don't want to scan them but I guess that is the only way to go. Sometimes progress ain't progress in my humbug opinion.
    You could still make inter-negatives on Portra and print from them.
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    It's here! That is one thing I love about China. FAST delivery. $1 gets you a personal courier to deliver something to you door.

    I almost feel guilty with this film. I am sure it is a waste on me. Many here in the forum could do much better with this.


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    I just scored 5 rolls of Astia

    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    You could still make inter-negatives on Portra and print from them.
    Why portra and not Ektar?


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    I just scored 5 rolls of Astia

    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    It's here! That is one thing I love about China. FAST delivery. $1 gets you a personal courier to deliver something to you door.

    I almost feel guilty with this film. I am sure it is a waste on me. Many here in the forum could do much better with this.

    Nice! Congrats!! I don't think it will be a waste, just do some portraits and some more natural sunset/sunrise, and hell try a long exposure or two.

    I wasted one of two rolls I had on my first ever roll through my Mamiya 7 and I didn't know what it was at the time, had gotten it with a cheapie camera I bought years ago the seller just gave me the film too. You at least know what you have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Why portra and not Ektar?


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    Because the process of first copying to an inter-negative material and then printing from the internegative adds contrast at each step, and the inherent contrast of Portra is lower then Ektar.

    In days gone by, Kodak and others made special purpose internegative films that were quite low in contrast. The lower speed Portras are the closest film remaining.

    If you can find it, the recently replaced Portra 160 NC would probably be the best choice, but the current Portra 160 will also suffice.
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    I just scored 5 rolls of Astia

    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Because the process of first copying to an inter-negative material and then printing from the internegative adds contrast at each step, and the inherent contrast of Portra is lower then Ektar.

    In days gone by, Kodak and others made special purpose internegative films that were quite low in contrast. The lower speed Portras are the closest film remaining.

    If you can find it, the recently replaced Portra 160 NC would probably be the best choice, but the current Portra 160 will also suffice.
    Oh gotcha, I have a few portra NC as well as VC.

    I've seen the "slide duplicating film" on eBay so I assume this is perhaps what you mean? Or is that different?


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Oh gotcha, I have a few portra NC as well as VC.

    I've seen the "slide duplicating film" on eBay so I assume this is perhaps what you mean? Or is that different?


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    Slide duplicating film is/was used to make duplicate slides ("dupes") from original slides.

    Think salespeople being sent out on the road with a slide presentation to be shown to prospective customers.

    The original slides stay at the home office, while each of the various reps have their own set of dupes.

    The slides that used to be sold at souvenir shops were probably dupes as well.

    The duplicating film is/was inherently low in contrast, in order to minimize contrast build-up.
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Slide duplicating film is/was used to make duplicate slides ("dupes") from original slides.

    Think salespeople being sent out on the road with a slide presentation to be shown to prospective customers.

    The original slides stay at the home office, while each of the various reps have their own set of dupes.

    The slides that used to be sold at souvenir shops were probably dupes as well.

    The duplicating film is/was inherently low in contrast, in order to minimize contrast build-up.
    Gotcha, of course those were still slides, so they still can't be printed any longer with all the paper gone :/

    It's kind of sad, by the time I actually have a house and room for a darkroom, and learn B&W printing with a real enlarger instead of a scanner, and understand all that, there may not even be any color paper left at all... heck there may not be any B&W paper... it's about ... I guess... 5 years down the road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Gotcha, of course those were still slides, so they still can't be printed any longer with all the paper gone :/

    It's kind of sad, by the time I actually have a house and room for a darkroom, and learn B&W printing with a real enlarger instead of a scanner, and understand all that, there may not even be any color paper left at all... heck there may not be any B&W paper... it's about ... I guess... 5 years down the road...
    Not even close - the busiest labs I know are printing digital files on colour paper.
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    I just scored 5 rolls of Astia

    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Not even close - the busiest labs I know are printing digital files on colour paper.
    I it the same kind of paper? I thought they all ink printed them now...


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