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    Kodak Ektar 100 vs. Fuji Pro 400h (EXAMPLES!)

    So I was running some test rolls that I just got back from RPL and I shot a few pictures both on 400h and Ektar 100. This particular one stood out for me, and I thought that everyone would get a kick out of it:


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    Interesting. I like the Fuji better but Ektar is great too.
    Is this 35mm?

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    Great comparison. Thanks for doing this.

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    No problem! I shot these with my Mamiya 645AFD with the 80mm f/2.8 wide open

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    Interesting comparison and thanks for that. The Ektar somehow makes the eyes jump out at you and the deeper blues of the iris makes the whites of the eyes stand out more. That combined with a tanned glow effect makes me see why wedding photographers might prefer Ektar. It gives a kind of saturated technicolor look that most younger brides and grooms would want.

    Someone marrying in middle age might have a different view. Despite the Fuji shot looking less sharp and duller, I prefer it.

    Overall Fuji would be still be my choice for street photography, animals and landscapes

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    Kodak Portra might be a better film to compare the Fuji with rather than the Ektar, since Ektar really isn't meant to be a film with which to get good flesh tones, but in this lady's case I think the Ektar works rather well.
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    I think a better comparison I would like to see is portra 400 with pro400h. now that would be interesting.

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    I found this awhile back, comparing new portra 400 with fuji 400h. They also have a few comparisons with Kodak Vision 3 500T movie film which are interesting.

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    Big difference. It illustrates why I generally don't like Ektar. It can be great when used for "that look," but it is not a good general-purpose film IMO. It isn't a bad choice here, though I do think she looks better with the Fuji, and the whole pic looks more natural. However, if the idea is to sell hair dye, the Ektar works better.
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    You can see the green hue on the Fuji film. I've shot both of these and I prefer the Ektar for general walking around color prints and the Fuji for landscapes and nature.
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