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    Question about Kodak Gold 200

    In the specs of Kodak Gold 200 on B&H website it says that it has "Rich color saturation". I want to hear your opinion about that because personally after my first roll I think it suppresses saturation. What's your experience with that film?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapguy View Post
    "Rich color saturation" is AdSpeak -- bullfeathers, hokum, nonsense, baloney. But methinks you can't really judge the quality from a single roll of film, either.
    true that's why I'm asking your opinion
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    I treat it like any negative film and over expose it some. It's inexpensive film but is capable of good quality prints.
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    I finished last roll from Walmart, which is not supporting film anymore, few weeks ago. Home developing.
    It was nothing spectacular in colors department with Walmart developing as well.
    It is cheap film, in terms of IQ. Some people shown good results from it, but I never get something special from it.
    I scanned our family archives few weeks ago and plenty of Kodak Gold films, which isn't up to its name.
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    thanks guys for your response but do you notice that the colors are actually desaturated a little bit with it?
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    From a saturation perspective, I find it slightly muted. Superia 200 & 400 have brighter colours.

    I like the slightly desaturated look. It reminds me of Porta 400, but it is lacking something special in the way that Porta handles skin tones and soft light (I don't know how better to describe it than that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by amellice View Post
    thanks guys for your response but do you notice that the colors are actually desaturated a little bit with it?
    I think it depends on what you are comparing to. Digital is just so darned saturated. So is Ektar. Fuji Superia is closest to how I actually see the world (especially in bright hard light). I do find Kodak Gold to be slightly muted compared to how I remembered the scene in my head. If I'm shooting a 'calm' photo, it works nicely. If I was shooting a colourful bird or the Vegas strip, it would not be my first choice.

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    I was on the design team for the first Kodacolor Gold 400. Our job, with the Gold films was to design in higher saturation by means of interimage effects, meaning purer and brighter colors. The goal was also higher contrast (about 0.7 as opposed to the pro films of 0.6).

    IDK what they are doing today, but that is what the goal was then for Gold vs the pro films of the era. It was not HOKUM! I was there. I think you may have had some film that was just a tad underdeveloped, or some silver was retained, or you have a lot of flare in yours system. -- Or, Kodak changed their goals.

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    I have a sneaking suspicion that Gold and Colorplus is the same.
    I am shooting with both, to be honest I found no real difference.
    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthrea...d vs Colorplus

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    I did some of my best portrait work on Gold 200......on a FED2 of all things. It isnt saturated like Velvia but its a warm film which I love to pieces
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