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    "Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to you financial well being!"

    Yes it is.
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    Thank you.
    I will try to find Portra, but if not I will just use whatever I can get.
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    Another plug for Fuji Pro 400H.

    Cope well with contrasty lighting, and copes well too with dodgy old shutters on dodgy old cameras

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    Hi Ari, I am another supporter for Portra 400NC as the right choice. I don't beleive grain is a pre-requisite for street imagery. I could upload a recent image if you like....PM me and I will do it. Rgds, K

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    Hum.
    It seems that I should stick to black and white.
    Here in Crete there is no color in 120 and in Athens I can only find Portra 400 VC for 6,5 euros a pop.
    I guess, I should be conservative with what's left of my Fuji Reala.
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    Aristoteli,

    Eyeland [the only serious photo-store in Chania] does sell color 120 film. So does at least one shop in Rethymno, as a friend of mine shoots only color in his Mamiya. Seems hard to believe that you can't find any at your town, but there definitely is some in Crete. If you want me to I can ask for pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sino View Post
    Aristoteli,

    Eyeland [the only serious photo-store in Chania] does sell color 120 film. So does at least one shop in Rethymno, as a friend of mine shoots only color in his Mamiya. Seems hard to believe that you can't find any at your town, but there definitely is some in Crete. If you want me to I can ask for pricing.

    -Sino.
    Παρακαλώ.
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    The Tri-X of color neg film, in my opinion, is Fuji Superia 800, also called Fujicolor Press 800. It has the grit, more grain and I think more speed than most other films. I really like it for street photography, 35mm of course. I buy it 20 rolls at a time.

    The other 800 speed Fuji film has a much velvetier feel and lower contrast to it and handles skin tones better. I think of it as the Tmax 400 of C41 films.

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    The film you want has been discontinued for a while- Agfa 400. Their color neg films were very neutral in terms of saturation, and they had higher grain than Kodak or Fuji, without being obtrusive or objectionable. That said, the closest thing you'll find today will be as others have suggested Portra 400 NC, and push it a stop if you need to take some more edge off the color.

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    Thank you all.
    When I run out of my stock of Reala which I am using in my experiments in color at the moment,
    I might make an order to a german store for some color film, but that could be months in the future.
    And just to make one thing clear, which apparently it was not, I was not looking for a grainy film.
    I don't like grain and I don't want it. If I did I would just shoot 35mm.
    I mentioned "like Tri-X" and "gritty" not in terms of grain, but in terms of the color-contrast-tonality-definition characteristics.
    I have been looking for a film that retains the feeling of a rough, unclean, old, beaten up, faded out, hard life,
    not over saturated candy colors that would of a Disney movie.
    Kodak Portra 400NC sounds good, if I ever find it.
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