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    The Tri-X of Color Films

    I am looking for a color film for street photography.
    Something in the 400 asa category, with gritty, unsaturated colors and look and strong contrast.
    I've used Fuji Reala in 120 because that's what I could find at the time and its a good film, but for one thing its 100 asa.
    I would take your suggestions seriously, but I don't have the luxury to try out different films as they are not sold around here anymore and I would have to order in bulk. If you can show me examples, that would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram View Post
    I am looking for a color film for street photography.
    Something in the 400 asa category, with gritty, unsaturated colors and look and strong contrast.
    I've used Fuji Reala in 120 because that's what I could find at the time and its a good film, but for one thing its 100 asa.
    I would take your suggestions seriously, but I don't have the luxury to try out different films as they are not sold around here anymore and I would have to order in bulk. If you can show me examples, that would be great.
    I fully concur with those who feel that Kodachrome 200 is THE Tri-X of color film. It's actually a b&w in basic structure. Unfortunately it's discontinued. You might want to try a couple of rolls of Fuji Superia or Press 1600 color negative pushed a stop and rated at EI 2000. I've had great luck getting a "color Tri-X" look with it.

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    I love the gritty look of Provia 400X pushed one or two stops.

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    Thank you for the suggestions.
    Maybe I should clarify that I am looking for a film available in 120 not in 135 format
    and that I won't be needing a higher speed than 400 iso.
    I will be shooting it alongside HP5+, maybe assisting with a bit of flash fill-in and
    using Hasselblad and Rolleiflex.
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    Is Kodacolor 800 avilable in 120?

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    In 120? I love Ektachrome best. But face it, there is no tri-x in terms of flexibility, control, cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Howell View Post
    Is Kodacolor 800 avilable in 120?
    Could not find Kadacolor, but Fuji makes Fujicolor 800, I think this would be closest for a film with good exposure range, good in avialble light, but with reasonable grain.

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    Portra 800 ASA
    Good light and nice shadows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram View Post
    and that I won't be needing a higher speed than 400 iso.
    ND filters are your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram View Post
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    Something in the 400 asa category, with gritty, unsaturated colors and look and strong contrast.
    It's tough to get unsaturated colour and strong contrast. I'd try Portra 400NC, butit wont be too contrasty unless you where to push it a bit.

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