Tungsten film - Portra100T or Fuji NPL160 ?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by fgphotog, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. fgphotog

    fgphotog Guest

    can anyone compare these two films ? Contrast, Saturation, Grain etc

    If there are any other tungsten neg films that I should know about please
    fgphotog, Oct 20, 2003
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  2. You may want to try a different group. At least in the U.S., NPL isn't
    available in the 35mm format.

    I've found Portra 100T has about the same grain as Portra 160NC,
    but I rate it a full stop slower (64 vs. 125).
    Michael Benveniste, Oct 20, 2003
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  3. fgphotog

    fgphotog Guest

    is PortraT the only tungsten balanced film in 35mm (slow/medium speed) ?

    Is there a wider choice in faster films ?
    fgphotog, Oct 20, 2003
  4. Portra 100T is the only tungsten balanced negative film I've been able
    to find regularly for still cameras. It _might_ be possible to bulk
    load 35mm movie stock and send it to http://www.rockymountainfilm.com/
    or other specialty lab to get it developed. Then you can find film
    ranging up to ISO 800 or so.

    At one time, there were several companies selling repackaged movie
    film for use in still cameras. Seattle Film Works is perhaps the most
    infamous of these -- I tried them twice with results ranging from
    mediocre to horrible.

    In slide film, Fuji has an ISO 64 product, and Kodak has products
    rated at ISO 64, 160, and 320. I know nothing about these; I haven't
    used tungsten slide film for at least 25 years.
    Michael Benveniste, Oct 21, 2003
  5. fgphotog

    fgphotog Guest

    is the 100T a low contrast film?

    fgphotog, Oct 23, 2003
  6. I wish I could tell you yes, but I don't have a good basis for
    comparison. It's certainly lower in contrast than the combination of
    Agfa Optima II and an 80A filter, but that's not saying much.
    Michael Benveniste, Oct 23, 2003
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