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    To my eye the Ektar looks 'enhanced' and the 400H looks 'neutral'. I think they both work, though. Probably because the model is a pretty girl with smooth skin. I think it would be a different story if this was a blotchy newborn or a ruddy 90 year-old with liver spots.
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    I don't like both. Portra is definitely better in my opinion

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    I dont think this comparison is valid for every person being photographed. The lady in the exaple has fair skin so it looks dull on Fuji and nice on Ektar.
    Whar if she had a not so perfect skin? With red or redish imperfections? Then the Fuji would look much better.
    So in this case it is not better but generally the Fuji is the safe bet.

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    Thats some pop with the Ektar.

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    I am simply shocked--SHOCKED--that some people prefer apples and some prefer oranges.

    Anyway, yeah, I used a ton of Ektar in London this summer. It can definitely make the pastiest people on the planet look sunburned. On the other hand, it makes it a trivial matter to read a menu in a shop window from a block away at 4000 dpi.

    I for one never want any part of my body photographed with the stuff unless the lens is dripping with Vaseline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorph View Post
    On the other hand, it makes it a trivial matter to read a menu in a shop window from a block away at 4000 dpi.
    What?
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    It's surprising that no one has pointed out that these shots illustrate the "classic" difference between Kodak and Fuji. Kodak tends toward the warm and rich, while Fuji tends toward the cool and stark. Below are shots with 100VS and Provia 400X. The consumer grade print films had the same look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thuggins View Post
    It's surprising that no one has pointed out that these shots illustrate the "classic" difference between Kodak and Fuji. Kodak tends toward the warm and rich, while Fuji tends toward the cool and stark. Below are shots with 100VS and Provia 400X. The consumer grade print films had the same look.

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    The first image has too much red in the color balance and needs to be neutralized before a comparison can be made.
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    Portra 400 and 400h are films for people. Ektar is film for things. Portra would be my choice here, I think, but either film works for me depending on what you want. Thank goodness we can still make our own choices.

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