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Thread: Why 160?

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    Wouldn't 141 speed be closer to the middle of 100 and 200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    you mean they don't ?!
    i think you need to ask for a refund
    A friend had a wall clock that ran backwards. Very confusing!!

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    Why is that confusing? I can run backwards... sort of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    Maybe it's because it eliminates the need for a complany to offer a 100 and a 200 speed film. 160 is pretty much in the middle.
    It's twice as close to 200 as it is to 100...

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    For me with a film such as Portra 160 serves the purpose of a 100 and 200 speed film. If I need faster I go faster.
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    They're rebels without a cause. Society wants their film speed to be a multiple of 25, but they say NO.

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    Why not 160!? More choices!

    Jeff

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    films have been asa 160 for a long time ..
    maybe it has to do with goldielocks
    ( not too fast, not slow but just right )

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    Before there was Portra at ISO 160, there was Vericolour III at 160 (IIRC). Before that, there was Vericolour II which was ASA 125 (IIRC).

    Just progress, I guess .

    Matt

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    To drive you crazy! [It is half the speed of Tri-X 320!]

    Why do olives come packed in salt water and sardines come packed in olive oil?

    Steve
    Why are the labels on Cranberries upside down according to how the can is opened? I have asked many people that and no grocer knows the answer.

    Maybe it goes with ASA 64. I use ASA because that film is long gone. What's the most unusual film speed listed by a manufacturer?

    I love those King Oscar ones. http://www.kingoscar.com/company

    My step grandfather was Norwegian, we fished and hunted and ate King Oscar Sardines, but I've told that story before...

    BTW: where is Ole these days?
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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