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    Finest 'grained' colour film

    Hi, What is currently finest 'grained' (yes I know it's dye, but you know what I mean) colour film out there. Good old Kodak Ektar 25ASA, long gone, Konica did a 50ASA film, also long gone. So what currently is the finest film, Fuji Reala? The new(ish) 160ASA's from Kodak and Fuji? Surely there's is something more fine 'grained' than Reala (its been around abit), is there

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    I assume you what a negaitive film not slide?

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    I'd be guessing Velvia. Velvia 100 was finer than the old 50, I don't know about the new 50.

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    The latest Portra films from Kodak (those who got optmimized for scanning) are really looking good in the grain dept. Ditto for the latest version of E100.
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    Is E100 finer than Kodachrome 64?

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    For color neg, I'd guess Portra 160NC.
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    Reala was finer than the old Portras, and 100uc seemed to be in the same ball park. I've yet to use the new Portras and I nolonger have a darkroom to check.

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    Here's a grain comparison I posted a while back--old Portra 160NC, new Portra 160NC, new Portra 160VC:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum40/3...tml#post419964
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Howell View Post
    Is E100 finer than Kodachrome 64?
    Probably. K64 is a trad grain emulsion; E100 is T-grained.

    In projection, it's hard to see because both films are fine and sharp; in scans E100G is finer grained but it's also because it was optimized for better scanning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Here's a grain comparison I posted a while back--old Portra 160NC, new Portra 160NC, new Portra 160VC:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum40/3...tml#post419964
    David,

    It was interesting to see this old thread (guess I did my job and killed it! ).

    We're headed up for a quickie trip to Maine this coming weekend and I'm just assembling the kit. I'd already decided to "blow" some of the last of my Portra samples - packing a roll each of 400/NC in 35 and 120.

    Sadly, out of the 160 or I'd use it instead (I think - keeping an eye on the weather) - but I do want to get more familiar with this film.

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