Kodak B&W C-41 process?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by jimkramer, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. William Graham, Apr 17, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Apr 17, 2004
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    Thanks. I've found that Portra 400BW works really well in contrasty
    situations, especially night shots. The same low contrast that can make
    it seem flat in daytime shots allows it to hold shadows and highlights
    in night shots. With Photoshop, you can pull a great deal of shadow and
    highlight detail into the image. And the combination of high speed and
    low grain gives you a lot of smooth detail as well.
    The Seine River.
     
    Mxsmanic, Apr 17, 2004
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    Portra 400BW has amazingly fine grain and high resolution for an ISO 400
    film.
    The one of the artists sketching people at night was shot with a Leica
    Noctilux-M almost wide open, and handheld on 35mm film. The two other
    night shots were taken with a Hasselblad 80mm CFE Planar on a tripod, in
    time exposures of a few seconds, and the daytime shot of the guy
    saluting was taken handheld with the same lens, all three on 120 film of
    course.

    Compare

    http://www.mxsmanic.com/street.jpg

    and

    http://www.mxsmanic.com/street1.jpg

    The first is the full frame (120 film) in Portra 400BW. The second
    shows a portion of the original 4000 dpi scan. As you can see, the
    grain is extremely fine and the resolution is quite high. I think that
    stuff taken in Portra 400BW could tolerate some very dramatic
    enlargement with no problems.
     
    Mxsmanic, Apr 17, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    great posts. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Apr 17, 2004
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    Andrew Price Guest

    Judging from the paving stones, the lamp and the "plastic bag" rubbish
    bin, I'd say it's the Seine, maybe somewhere along the Quai d'Anjou.
     
    Andrew Price, Apr 17, 2004
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    Quai de bourbon, at the western end of the Île Saint Louis.
     
    Mxsmanic, Apr 19, 2004
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    DM Guest

    Used to shoot T400CN but I couldn't find a lab which did half way decent
    prints. Had to print it myself using grade 3.5 - grade 4 papers. It needs
    a little bit of contrast boost otherwise it looks flat like your pics.
     
    DM, Apr 20, 2004
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