Kodak 'High Definition' film?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by m II, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. m II

    m II Guest

    I picked up two rolls today..iso 400

    Anyone with any experience with this film? It must be a slow mover, as the
    expiration date is later this year, so it must have been on the shelf for a
    while. I'm wondering if there's a reason..

    m II, Apr 30, 2005
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  2. It is essentially the same emulsion as Royal Gold 400, the latest
    version of that film. Good stuff.
    Woodchuck Bill, Apr 30, 2005
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  3. Kodak tinkered with its very good Royal Gold 400 to boost contrast a
    little, hence creating the sharper "high definition" appearance. It's
    very good film for a zoom-lens camera. Buy it and freeze it, because I
    don't know how much longer it'll be around.

    -Cardamon Dave
    Cardamon Dave, May 1, 2005
  4. m II

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Walmart still sells Ultra Color 400 for $11 a 3-pack (Target gave up).
    Ultra Color 400 is the best film Kodak makes in that speed range,
    although Portra 400NC is lower contrast and maybe better for weddings.

    High Definition 400 is grainier, especially for skin tones. It's fine
    if you don't have many people in your photos, and it's better than Max.
    Personally I wouldn't waste my time shooting it.
    Bill Tuthill, May 1, 2005
  5. m II

    Tony Guest

    I think it was not overly successful. It is merely goosed up in contrast
    and is not actually in any way "high definition".
    Tony, May 1, 2005
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