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02-14-2012, 03:09 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
You can still buy Neopan 1600 in the UK but the price has shot up in recent weeks from £5 to almost £7 a roll. Perhaps Fuji are cashing in on the "last of the stock" and will then start production again
I'll have to have a look. My usual suppliers have not had it in stock for a long time.

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I'll have to have a look. My usual suppliers have not had it in stock for a long time.

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Kris, I've just seen that 7dayshop.com are doing 5 rolls for £17.99, which works out at £3.60 a roll which I think is very good. Its only dated July 2012 but the site reckons its the last of the UK stock. I've just ordered some and I'm pretty sure it will sell out really quick at that price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
Kris, I've just seen that 7dayshop.com are doing 5 rolls for £17.99, which works out at £3.60 a roll which I think is very good. Its only dated July 2012 but the site reckons its the last of the UK stock. I've just ordered some and I'm pretty sure it will sell out really quick at that price.
Thanks for the heads-up. I've just ordered ten rolls...

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Any sign of Kodachrome revival??!!
Ooohhh...ss!! I hope so,,

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Any sign of Kodachrome revival??!!
Ooohhh...ss!! I hope so,,
No chance. Kodachrome required its own chemicals and equipment to develop and that has all gone the way of the junkyard now. I could see some of the standard process type films being reintroduced if there was deemed to be sufficient demand (but don't hold your breath) but I'm afraid Kodachrome is definitely R.I.P.

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02-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #21
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Kodak Ektachrome E100G is the closest slide film that I have used to Kodachrome.
I can use the same profile in Silverfast for scanning. Highly recomended.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hiktaka Quote
Any sign of Kodachrome revival??!!
Ooohhh...ss!! I hope so,,
...or simply shoot Ektar 100. Unless you intend to project the image, Ektar is a pretty good replacement from the perspective of grain and color. Lower contrast tool


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...or simply shoot Ektar 100. Unless you intend to project the image, Ektar is a pretty good replacement from the perspective of grain and color. Lower contrast tool


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I've had very good results with Ektar and recommend it highly. It does seem a bit fussy about development so I send it to a good quality lab.

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I always preferred slide film (Kodachrome 25 as 64 had too much contrast) back in the 80s. These days all is scanned to digital, so color negative film makes sense. I've had nice results from Ektar and Portra. I prefer Portra, as it seems more natural; but most people want the "pop" factor of too bright colors.
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If Kodak is now more serious about film, they should introduce more new film derived from their motion picture Vision 3 technology. That stuff has superb DR, latitude and high ISO. More than we are getting from the current crop of still photography film from examples I've seen. And while we're at it, why don't they get [back] into the scanning business. Make high quality film scanners that don't cost as much as a CAR!!

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how different is Ektar from Portra? I'm an avid Portra user, actually a bit of a fanatic to be honest. but I've never used Ektar. both seem to claim the finest grain, so which one is the better film? I really love the colours of Portra.
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Portra and Ektar are two different formulas for different use. Portra is more neutral with a very wide latitude while Ektar is more contrasty and the most grainless C41 today.
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
how different is Ektar from Portra? I'm an avid Portra user, actually a bit of a fanatic to be honest. but I've never used Ektar. both seem to claim the finest grain, so which one is the better film? I really love the colours of Portra.
LesDMess summarizes it beautifully. I don't shoot much color but here are few Ektar examples I have.







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A sampler of my Ektar stuff:

Fotostevia on Flickr: Ektar 100

Some are better than others. The less good examples were processed and scanned at Costco.


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Excellent Kodak Ektar examples Tuco and Steve. Here are my examples.

Here is a full res scan - no pre or post anything except for copyright, to give you an indication of it's grain.



Link to full res version -> http://www.fototime.com/EEA4F124C726025/orig.jpg

This is my first film stitch job using the free MS ICE. I purposely framed four frames of Kodak Ektar to make this.



Link to much larger version -> http://www.fototime.com/AF9F7B335AA39A5/orig.jpg
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