Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
Why portra and not Ektar?


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Because the process of first copying to an inter-negative material and then printing from the internegative adds contrast at each step, and the inherent contrast of Portra is lower then Ektar.

In days gone by, Kodak and others made special purpose internegative films that were quite low in contrast. The lower speed Portras are the closest film remaining.

If you can find it, the recently replaced Portra 160 NC would probably be the best choice, but the current Portra 160 will also suffice.