Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 68,687   Posts: 1,482,345   Online: 887
      
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    EASmithV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,872
    Blog Entries
    4
    Images
    121

    Introducing Kodak Portra 400 Slide Film!

    Just Kidding. Sorta.

    I've been wanting to try cross processing C41 film in E6 chemistry for a while now, and I finally did it... Apart from the fact that there's an orange base and you seem to lose 2/3 to 1 stop of light processing it as color slide (may be a visual effect of the dark base?) Kodak Portra seems to hold up remarkably well with regards to color rendition for a cross processed film...

    Which got me thinking... What if Kodak offered Portra 400 on a clear base, specifically for this purpose? I photographed a grey card and made a custom curves adjustment from that photo in an effort to simulate what the colors would look like if the orange base were not present. The following images have not been manipulated in any way other than the color correction, I haven't even sharpened them or spotted them for dust...

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7143018707_79d50236ed_c.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	236.7 KB 
ID:	50439 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7143010745_75b8df09bf_c.jpg 
Views:	68 
Size:	187.9 KB 
ID:	50438 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7143002191_659fe04289_c.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	154.1 KB 
ID:	50435 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	6996906970_1d38077746_c.jpg 
Views:	62 
Size:	146.8 KB 
ID:	50434 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	6996899102_3a1706270f_c.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	151.7 KB 
ID:	50433 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7142979239_01db865f04_c.jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	196.0 KB 
ID:	50431 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	6996882320_6a55520e3f_c.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	178.6 KB 
ID:	50432 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7142958223_c064623e24_c.jpg 
Views:	58 
Size:	172.8 KB 
ID:	50430

    Yes, I realize there may be some innate flaws with what I've done, but it does get you thinking... I do like the color palate, and it still has pretty decent latitude. Also, How many lower contrast slide films are out there now?

    Again, these could all benefit with some more exposure and maybe contrast, but the goal here was to do as little adjustments as possible. I don't know about you, but Portra 400 on a clear base seems like it would look pretty nice.
    www.EASmithV.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
    http://www.flickr.com/easmithv/
    RIP Kodachrome

  2. #2
    EASmithV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,872
    Blog Entries
    4
    Images
    121
    Am I the only one that thinks Portra on a clear base would be a good idea?
    www.EASmithV.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
    http://www.flickr.com/easmithv/
    RIP Kodachrome

  3. #3
    brucemuir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Metro DC area, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,264
    Images
    4
    Oh hell I like crossing but it's usually the other way around for my tastes.
    My favorite E6 in C41 soup is Kodak EPP.
    Crosses just enough without being too terribly garish.

    Plus the fact that around my place E6 soup is precious stuff so I tend to use it for E6 materials.

  4. #4
    Hatchetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    436
    Images
    4
    It looks pretty good to me. If that were my only option for reversal film I would use it (with the clear base I mean).

  5. #5
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    22,710
    Images
    65
    Very nice results. I don't think that they would re-engineer Portra though for such a tiny marked. It is a big change. That is not "colored base" and so you don't just change to clear base. That is a positive orange image superimposed on the negative image and which corrects color impurities. Changing it would be a huge job.

    PE



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin