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10-04-2010, 12:00 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
That is a shame. Good luck with getting the car fixed!

I wish my excuse was as good as yours. I was planning on finishing up my last roll this last weekend. I was with a friend at a very photogenic location, but did very little shooting. Sometimes you feel the need and sometimes you don't.


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@Steve, I think the "Kodachrome Lives" will be a great blog post material along with link to Dwayne's website. The pictures simply look extraordinary and I feel as if I have been to the places in the pictures. The colors are what draw me to the scenes.

I know it is lame question for me to ask, what will be the closest in color film that I can buy that can get closer to Kodachrome. I have not gone to slide yet but I am slow and pretty like the latitude on film for casual shooting. Will Fuji Superia Reala 100, Kodak Ektar 100 or Kodak Porta 160NC be any films you will consider worth trying out.

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Some reviewers claim the newest Kodak color negative films, Ektar 100 and Portra 400
(replaces Portra 400NC and Portra 400VC) look significantly more like transparency films.

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@Steve, I think the "Kodachrome Lives" will be a great blog post material along with link to Dwayne's website. The pictures simply look extraordinary and I feel as if I have been to the places in the pictures. The colors are what draw me to the scenes.

I know it is lame question for me to ask, what will be the closest in color film that I can buy that can get closer to Kodachrome. I have not gone to slide yet but I am slow and pretty like the latitude on film for casual shooting. Will Fuji Superia Reala 100, Kodak Ektar 100 or Kodak Porta 160NC be any films you will consider worth trying out.

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Hin,
As Chris wrote, Ektar 100 has much the same feel as Kodachrome but with less contrast and greater ease of scanning.


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I am a bit of a noob with film too, and have only shot the "consumer" stuff so far, Fujicolor 200, Kodak Gold 200, and BW400CN. I am guessing the Ektar will be much better than the Fujicolor and the Kodak Gold, right? Those films just don't seem to be very sharp to me. The BW400CN, when exposed properly looks VERY good to me, so I'll stick with that for B & W. I've also shot a roll of Fuji Superia-Xtra 400, and it looked good, but with all of my film cams having a max SS of 1/1000 400 speed film in bright daylight kind of makes it tough to use DOF for creativity, since you are always shooting at f8 and above.


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Shot using my Pentax LX.



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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Some reviewers claim the newest Kodak color negative films, Ektar 100 and Portra 400
(replaces Portra 400NC and Portra 400VC) look significantly more like transparency films.

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Not to take away from the thread as homage to Kodachrome, I have heard much the same.

Specifically, that Ektar 100 is much easier to scan than Kodachrome, is more available in processing (walgreens will do it), and has a similar color profile.

But, it isn't Kodachrome. Having never shot Kodachrome, I like Ektar however.
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Yes Ektar is very good, but for me I prefer slide film so I do shoot it that much.
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Pentax LX, SMC "K" 135mm f/2.5 lens, small extension tube, K64.



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Atlantic Sunrise (Pentax LX, no idea which lens... oops )



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Sunrise over the Danube at Noviodunum, Romania. Pentax MX and Kodachrome 64.

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Romanian cat. Taken in Isaccea, Tulcea county, Romania. Pentax MX, Kodachrome 64.

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Sunrise over the Danube (2). Pentax MX, SMC "K" 24mm f/2.8 lens.

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Thank you Kris for sharing the Romania images. The clock is ticking and it is a matter of only a few weeks and new Kodachrome images will be forever a thing of the past. I still have about a dozen frames to shoot on my last roll and then I am done for good.


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Seen in Essendon churchyard, Hertfordshire UK. Pentax KM, Kodachrome 64, probably my SMC-M 100 f/2.8.
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Over the summer I slowly shot 3 rolls of Kodachrome. I didn'tt send them out for developing until all three were ready so that I could save on shipping costs.
I just got them back yesterday so I will post some in groups of when/where they were shot.

Part 1.
Crater Lake, June 2010
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