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    Thanks Helen - looks like good advice. I rarely shoot colour negative film, so appreciate all the help I can get!

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    I'll second the Kodak Ultra recommendation from Helen. It is my film of choice in both MF and 35mm as far as fast color film goes. I love the extra saturation in the colors it provides. Even a 35mm neg with this film can stand up to quite a degree of enlargement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcallow
    oops my message seems to have become the first in the thread!?...
    Yes, I thought it would be quite fishy that you, of all people, would be looking for suggestions on what MF color film to use. I think you settled that issue a long time ago.
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    A couple of weeks back I had gone thru my photo drawer coming across some old NPZ shots that I was experimenting with. I believe it was printed on Agfa, but everything looked real good and I'm sure I overexposed it by 2/3rd's. Try a roll of the Portra and the new Fuji 800 offering and see how they differ. Try also to keep a diary or a recording on changing the overexposure from a 1/3rd thru a full stop and compare differences shooting one scene. Btw, I think that b&w would do the subject good as well.

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    I went round the usual shops today (London), and there doesn't seem to be any Kodak 120 film about faster than 160. So I've got a pack of NPZ800. I'll see how that goes.

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    I must say that when I shot a lot of color negative film, I really liked Portra 400NC. But I like subtle colors. It'll certainly be capable of imaging that kind of brightness range if you're careful. I also shot a bunch of 160VC, which didn't particularly impress me; it was nice, and all, but the speed/grain tradeoff wasn't dramatically different from 400NC's, so I went relatively quickly to Reala. NPH is the Fuji equivalent, which was fairly similar for my purposes; note that NPH changed formulation twice (now to Pro400 or something?) since then and I don't know what it's like now.

    I have no experience with high speed color films, I'm afraid.

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    I've had excellent results with NPZ @EI 800. No muddiness at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbb
    Thanks, Eumenius. How will the NPH or NPZ hold up against the artificial lighting conditions? There will be people, veg/fruit meat etc in shot.
    NPH / Pro 400H is optimal for that because of the fourth color layer. I think NPZ / Pro 800Z has that also.

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