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    I think the new Portra 400 is based technology from Kodak's Vision3 motion picture stock.

    Kodak Vision3 is a true technological tour de force. Supposedly it gets 18 stops of range and the grain is astonishingly tight, almost non existent. I've always wondered why it took Kodak so long to use some of that technology in a still film.

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    Vision3's technology such as dye layering was added in 400NC-3 and 400VC-3 some years ago. They just improved it even more. So it didn't take very long.

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    Filter Packs?

    Can anyone tell me where I might find the filter pack information for making optical prints with this film? I assume that the filter pack is used to neutralize the orange mask of the processed negative.

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    Processed my first roll the night before last, the new Portra 400 is stunning. It may be a small difference on paper, but aesthetically imho it is a very large improvement over any other film in that category.

    Did they make the new Portra 400 thinner? It certainly feels that way when handling to load on reels.

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    I don't think there will be any doubt that any film made by Kodak, Ilford, etc. will not be a bad one. (Ektar 100 may be an exception. Not really "bad," just extremely far from my cup of tea.)

    It is just frustrating to see the palette reduced yet again for analog color printers. It is no big deal for those who don't use a darkroom. You just do your computer stuff and you can highly manipulate any film. The big appeal of Kodak's 400 color films over Fuji's was that there were two varieties.
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    It's impressed me significantly by a straight print, colour balance is well, the same as with printing where you dial it in.

    Otherwise I'd say experiment with various techniques, imho a lot more could be done with this particular film.. I just need to get some hands on some RA-4 paper.. got everything else finally set up including the chemistry.

    edit: Of course I understand what you mean though and how you feel, more film choice = more variety = more happy film shooters, that goes doubly for scanning too. Whatever workflow I think I'd be reaching for the new stuff though.
    Last edited by Athiril; 02-21-2011 at 01:17 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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