Saturday, December 7, 2013

Canon EOS 3 - Portra 400

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Okay back to the Kodak Portra but this time in the 400. I've decided that I don't like 400 film, since my cameras all have pretty fast shutters and my lens all let in a lot of light, 100 film speed is for me and if I need to shoot in super low light conditions than I'd reach for 800 - end rant.

STATS
19 keeps 17 fails (36 roll exposure)

Fail Reasons: Not in focus

Things to remember: Portra 400 gave nice predictable shots although I'll admit slightly boring. The fail reason was largely due to doing a lot of backlit shots and using auto focus. I've since learnt to always use manual focus but this was before I had cottoned onto EOS 3's limitations. I don't think I'd be overly eager to purchase this film again. Portra is available in 160/400/800 and I think the 100/800 combo would suit me just fine :)

3 comments:

  1. I like the magenta tones of this Kodak Portra. But I also do not see if I would go to a 400, although I have use some b&w film with the same asa. On a travel we usually take in our suitcase 100/800 combo films for super light/low light conditions ;P hahaha

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  2. I'm always using 200 asa film ahahah
    i love the magentas as Damaris <3

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  3. Ahh I'm glad you ladies understand :) I don't think there is anything wrong with 400 I just think going a low ASA and a high ASA makes more sense!

    Maybe I'm missing the place for 400...in b&w it does seem a popular number everybody loves b&w grain though so the higher the number the better!

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