Replacement for kodak portra vc

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pagan
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Replacement for kodak portra vc

Postby pagan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:34 pm

I have just used my last rolls of kodak portra 160 vc, can any one recommend a replacement film giving the same color saturation as the old vc ?
I have tried ektar 100 as this is supposed to be a saturated film , but i find the colors are just to washed out.
I know the problem is not with the processing as I sent two films, one portra and one ektra to the same pro lab,at the same time as a test, and the same Mamiya 645 was used for both films


Keith Tapscott.
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Re: Replacement for kodak portra vc

Postby Keith Tapscott. » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:13 am

Try Fuji Reala. The technical information can be downloaded from the link below.

http://www.silverprint.co.uk/ProductByG ... PrGrp=2615

Ornello
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Re: Replacement for kodak portra vc

Postby Ornello » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:10 pm

Portra 160 is the replacement. An excellent film!

pagan
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Re: Replacement for kodak portra vc

Postby pagan » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:27 pm

I have tried both of the films mentioned, but find the results slightly lacking in depth of color .I guess after using VC for so long I am a little stuck in my ways . but now I must adapt go forward .
I have used Rollei bw film and that's great ,low grain and pin sharp has any one used there Redbird ?
and thanks for the replies


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