Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Kodak Portra 400 ISO C41 black and white
From: "David Kieltyka" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 17:59:55 -0400

B. D. Colen <> wrote:

> John Hudson wrote:
>> Has anyone used Kodak Portra 400 ISO C41 b/w film yet?
>> I saw a roll yesterday and heard from a reliable source that
>> Kodak T400CN C41 in 24 exp is being discontinued
>> immediately and that the 36exp is being deleted sometime
>> very soon.
> I'd love to try it, but when I asked about it at B&W yesterday
> afternoon they alleged it wasn't out yet....It sounds pretty
> fantastic, but who knows.....

It's out. I picked up a five-pak from my local photo shoppe last week. I've
run a couple rolls through the M3 so far but have yet to get it developed.
The sales lady at the shop said the Portra has higher contrast than T400CN.
We shall see.

- -Dave-