Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-30-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
6BQ5's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Nevada, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,348
Rank your films from worst to best

I've been keeping track of the films I use and ranking them from best to worst. Here's my list. It's fluid and ever changing. I also have a lot more films to try too. Plus, this all color film for now. There's a whole world of black and white to explore too. With perseverance and hard work I'll get through them all. Next year same time it will read differently.

To keep you reading all the way through I put the list together upside down!

8. Kodak Ultramax 400 - This stuff feels like a "minimum viable product". It contains light sensitive silver halide that can be processed in C-41. Beyond that it's useless to me.

7. Fujifilm Fujicolor 200 - Fuji has their own version of Kodak Ultramax 400. It's only benefit over Ultramax 400 is the slightly finer grain. It's good for testing old cameras.

6. Fujifilm Superia 400 - If it weren't for the grain of 400 speed film I think Superia 400 would easily jump into my top three. It's a bit cooler than Kodak's formulas but still nice.

5. Kodak Ektar 100 - I really want to like this film. It's super sharp and the grain is exceptionally smooth. I'm still having a hard time with the saturated tones though. It may jump to #4 with practice.

4. Fujichrome Velvia 100 - The colors explode and the contrast is super high! Landscape and nature scenes have a surreal magical look but I had bad luck with people and skin tones.

3. Agfa Vista 200 - Punchy saturated colors and good contrast. Skin tones are a little weak though. It used to be my #1 film but two others managed to knock it down to #3.

2. Kodak Portra 160 - This film definitely favors skin tones at the expense of others. I like this film but not so much as a general purpose work horse film. It's also kind of expensive.

1. Kodak Gold 200 - My #1! I was really surprised at how well balanced and warm the colors come through on this film. Contrast and saturation is just right too.

What's your list like?

11-30-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
Veteran Member

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: North Bohemia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,248
I know just the Kodak Gold 200. My father used it and the photos have nice colours
11-30-2014, 01:28 PM   #3
Dark Underlord
Loyal Site Supporter
AquaDome's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Carlisle, IN
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,475
QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
7. Fujifilm Fujicolor 200 - Fuji has their own version of Kodak Ultramax 400. It's only benefit over Ultramax 400 is the slightly finer grain. It's good for testing old cameras.
Fuji 200 is my camera-tester also. It exposes consistently and is the cheapest test roll out there. I have purchased more Fuji 200 this year than any other film.

Ektar, Portra, and Velvia are all on my "good" list*. Each has its uses, so I can't exactly compare them except by quantity I have used in a year. In order of most to least, its Velvia, Ektar, Portra.

I don't think I have used KodaColor Gold in over ten years. If they still make it, maybe I should buy some.

* Clarification
I also use a wide variety of b&w.
Much of the film I use is 120 roll-film.
11-30-2014, 02:58 PM   #4
redrockcoulee's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Medicine Hat
Posts: 2,212
Acros 100 in 35mm

Acros 100 in 120

Apparently there other emulsions 😊


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
colors, contrast, film, films, grain, kodak, list, photography, skin, tones, ultramax
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Post pictures made with your worst lens! LensBeginner Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 27 08-02-2018 10:27 AM
Where do source your films from? yusuf Pentax Film SLR Discussion 21 01-03-2013 04:44 AM
Game Your worst & your best SIM shot KarenH Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 6 04-04-2011 01:21 AM
Game Your best & your worst SIN shot KarenH Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 50 12-05-2010 12:57 PM
Please rank your primes laissezfaire Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 27 05-10-2010 01:02 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:40 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]