View Full Version : Should I shoot this box of Portra 160vc

Wayne Crider
27-Aug-2000, 16:58
Was going to use it for day and night landscape work, but after reading countles s threads it seems a poor choice. I figure I should sell it unless I'll be doing portraits. Since I want a color neg film, choices are limited in 4x5 and am now looking at tungsten with correction for daylight work. I do like saturated colo rs but not excessively so. Is there a neg film that stands out in your mind? Wha t about a product from overseas? Is it time just to give in to using a rollfilm back to increase the film availability?

Michael S. Briggs
27-Aug-2000, 18:03
Why don't you make a few text exposures and prints and see if you like the results? For you, what should matter is your taste. If you find the colors overly staturated, you could try Portra 160NC or 400NC. The extra speed of the 400 can be useful. Using a tungsten film with a color conversion filter will lead to long exposure times.

Wayne Crider
27-Aug-2000, 19:01
BTW, the problems I read in threads about the Portra 160VC film was trouble with the greens. Has it been resolved?