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    The best speed for Kodak 160NC and 400NC?

    Hello everybody,

    I read that the normal speed for the 160 NC would not be the best. It would be better to use 80 ASA. Is this right?
    And which is the best speed for the 400NC?

    Please tell me your experience.

    Thanks a lot, Thomas

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    This will differ for each person's metering system and methods, and processing.

    I've shot extensively with both of these films. For my particular circumstances, I shoot both films at box speed. I've shot them at up to 2/3 stop slower speeds without much improvement.

    Experimentation is the key. Both films have enough latitude that they can survive the most ham-fisted photographer.
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    I also shoot both art box speed and got good results.

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    160 and 400 seem like good choices, as Mike says, much depends on your equipment and how you use it.

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    My local pro lab still does my C-41. I find that box speed works best with their processing for both films.
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    I shoot them at box speeds. Every once in a while, I'll add a +1/3 compensation as a safety net, but it's probably not necessary.

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    I prefer box speed. I might overexpose slightly (based on meter, not by shooting at a different speed) for certain shots but not throughout.

    VC though...I think looks better underexposed.

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    I usually expose the the 160nc at 80 and the 400nc at 200, I shoot all my color neg film at one stop over exposed from the box speed. Hope this helps.

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    Box Speed

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    160 NC at ISO 100 for me.

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