Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/03/02

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Color Film and my resurrected Leica addiction
From: George Huczek <>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 06:12:19 -0600

At 10:53 PM 01/03/99 -0500, Dan wrote:
>VPS is a great film! 
>Kodak has a new film- Portra. They are attempting to make a series of films,
>in this case, the Porta 160NC, 400NC 160VC, and 400VC where the NC stands
>for Natural Color, and the VC stands for Vibrant Color. Supposedly the
>reponse slopes of all four films are the same, and will print using the same
>channel. I believe Kodak is trying this with all their films eventually. The
>Fuji Superia films may already be there- I've printed ISO 100, 200 and 400
>on the same channel and the results are gorgeous. In fact, you might try
>Superia film- it's really nice!

I have used VPS II and III Type S for a long time.  I am interested in
Portra 160NC as a replacement for it, because of slightly higher contrast,
better skin tones, and slightly sharper results.  As soon as someone does a
head-to-head comparison of these two films, please report back to the LUG.
I would like to know if I should stock up on it before the wedding season
gets into full swing.