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    What is the current best non slide color film?

    I entered the word "current" because I believe some if not many have been discontinued in the past so I am referring to existing choices. As to the word "best" of course this is subjective but nevertheless.

    I am looking for a good color 120 film in case I decide to substitute Provia 100F for reasons of both cost and reduced DR. In my mind I would like to get strong saturated colors as close to a slide as possible.

    Thanks.

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    For saturated colors, I'd recommend Kodak Ektar 100. It's about as close to slide film as you can get, with quite saturated colors.

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    2nding ektar

    sent from phone. excuse my typing.
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    I've settled on Ektar 100 for that saturated/contrasty "pop", and Portra 160 for when I want things a bit more natural.
    I shoot digital when I have to (most of those shots end up here) and film (occasionally one of those shots ends up here) when I want to.

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    Like the rest I'll go for Ektar 100.

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    Ektar 100 and Portra 160 is very nice. I also sometimes use Fuji Pro 400H and it is pretty good as well.
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    Ektar 100 and Portra 160 are very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Ektar 100 and Portra 160 are very nice.
    +1, or Fuji Reala if it's available in 120 in Greece
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    Ektar 100, no brainer, exactly what you described. I believe tests have shown it to be the color negative film with the greatest resolving power. Easy on the wallet in the U.S., not sure if that carries over to Greece. I do find it more challenging to scan than the other current Kodak c41 films.

    Portra 160 and Reala are great, but they are less saturated and contrasty (I'd prefer them for portraits over Ektar by a considerable margin, though).

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    Ektar 100 is slide film looking. I use it or Portra 160 when I shoot color. If my camera has portra 160, I just boost the contrast as needed at scan time. Both have better DR than slide film.

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