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    A tri-x like color film

    I don't have much experience with color film, I usually shot b&w, but now I'm looking for a color film with the following properties:
    1) easy to push or pull if needed;
    2) easy to store while on travel (not to worry to much about temperature can wait for some time before being processed);
    3) standard sensitivity ASA 400;
    4) good acutance;
    5) available on 135 and 120.

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    There is no C-41 process film that is "easy" to push or pull. Most pro labs can and will (for a price) supply push or pull processing, but it doesn't work anything like as well as with Tri-X (or any other B&W emulsion, for that matter). That said, consumer films like Max 400 are probably closer to what you want; I've seen excellent acutance and very good storage characteristics with the Max 400 I've used. Unfortunately, it's available only in 35 mm. If you must have the same film in 135 and 120, your only choices will be professional films, most of which are slightly less robust to storage conditions (though even those aren't that sensitive -- airport x-rays are more a problem than storage for a few weeks). For my own use, I very much like Portra 400 NC in 120, and would probably shoot that in 35 mm if I didn't find Max 400 so completely acceptable and much, much cheaper.
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    Slide or neg?

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    NC or NPH, I think Nc pulls better NPH pushes better. Colour film by its nature is sharper than B&W. Both have a long tonal range. I prefer NC.

    A slide film that responds to pushing and pulling with a long tonal range might be E200 or Provia 400.

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    Max 400? Is it the film sold in Europe as Kodak Ultra 400?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcello.brussard
    Max 400? Is it the film sold in Europe as Kodak Ultra 400?
    I believe so, Kodak calls their film different names depending upon the market.
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    Is Kodak Ultra 400 in Europe different than Ultra _Color_ 400?

    If so, that is some really confusing stuff. UC 400 is _not_ Max 400 in the US.

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    Yep, Ultra 400 is happy snapper film, UC doesn't seem seem to have reached us yet, which is a shame as I have just had it recommended on another thread.

    David

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    Three-strip, old-school! Use filters, shoot Tri-X

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