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Subject: Re: [Leica] Any One Using Polarizer # 13356?
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 22:13:18 -0700
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Richard Fulco wrote:
> Hello
> I just returned  from Victoria B.C. where I shot a few rolls of Kodak
> 160NC. In more than a few of the shots the sky was somewhat washed-out.
> I am wondering if the polarizer designed for use with the M series
> cameras is worth the $ 300.00+ that I might spend if I were to buy one
> from BH Photo? Thanks in advance.
> Richard Fulco
> Minneapolis, MN

I was told last week the 160NC is the evolution of VPS. 
That's flat wedding film for the automatic printers; low contrast with the
emphasis on skin tones. The 160VC is the evolution of the Pro 100 film which had
some real saturation and contrast. Although from what I can tell it is toned
down from the Pro 100 to be less saturated and less contrast.. This might save
us from having to rely on polarization as much for our saturation.
But Fuji undoubtedly has more punch I may have to give that another shot. A
tendency to want to go pink in the fleshtones no doubt. But I may need to live
with that because punchless color shots don't often do it for me. I remember the
old Fujicolor 100 wow! 
Mark Rabiner

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