Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Color neg studio film
From: Rick Dykstra <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 21:26:32 +1000
References: <> <00e001bff039$74615080$247ce8c3@simonhome>

CIS wrote:
> I have not found the Kodak Portra 160 to be very good in my M6 but in my
> other SLR camera I have taken some exceptional images, especially the skin
> tones and detail resolution.  I was asked to photograph two christenings as
> a result of the Portra images taken with the SLR.  Perhaps the 'yuk' factor
> is the film is not a good match with Leica gear.
> Simon
> Austin Franklin wrote
> >
> > I found in MF the 160 is superb, but I must agree, in 35, it's yuk.  I
> really like the 100...
> >

Hi folks,

I just got my first roll of Portra 400VC back from a good lab.  The
prints look good, but the negs look a little underexposed.  I rated the
film at 400 in an M6TTL, one with a known and accurate meter.  Do any
experienced users have thoughts on how to rate this film?


Rick Dykstra

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