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Pentax 24EW with Portra 400

The Pentax 24EW remains a camera that seems to find its way into my bag when I travel.  It’s not that it has a fantastic telephoto capability and its not because it’s small and light (195g), there is one reason and one reason only and that is that it has that 24mm wide angle.  I […]

Canon Z90W with Portra 400

The Canon Z90W is the end of the line for wide-angle film point and shoots from Canon and certainly one of the best they made. I’ve written about it a few times now Canon Z90W  and your welcome to go down that rabbit hole of links or you could just look at the pictures below. […]

Pentax MZ6 Portra 400

Not so much a post about the camera and the film as just some images to share.  I choose the Pentax MZ6 often because its light weight and shares many lenses with my digital camera and I choose Portra 400 because its a lovely reliable film with fine grain and isn’t the normal random out […]

Nikon FG with Portra 400

The Nikon FG might not be the professional model of Nikon from the mid 1980’s, in fact it isn’t even the top consumer model from that time that would be the FM2. It is a great little camera though and looks pretty good all the while too. It offers full program mode, aperture priority as […]

Kodak Portra 400 with the Yashica T4

I had this film developed at the local store but I think their chemicals may have been weak.  The negatives are much thinner than I anticipated and there is a definite colour shift that I haven’t had before from this camera or film.  That said the images turned out okay and I don’t mind the […]

Kodak Portra 400 (2)

Some more Kodak Portra 400 images a film that I like the look from the more I see the results. Other Portra images and discussion can be seen here Kodak Portra 400  

Kodak Portra 400

I loaded some Kodak Portra 400 into my trusty Pentax Z1p and took it with me on a trip into the Cariboo region of British Columbia. I’ve always tried to stay away from using 400 ISO film in daylight but this is touted as being extremely fine-grained so I relented. Technical details can be seen […]

Kodak Portra 400

I have been very impressed with Kodak Ektar and its fine grain and how well it scans but have shied away from 400 ISO films until necessity has forced my hand.  I’ve found it increasingly hard to find inexpensive 200 ISO film so have migrated to using cheap 400 film for my everyday shooting.  The results […]

Konica Auto S3 with Portra 160

As much as I have wanted to like Portra 160 I just cant seem to come to terms with it.  I am almost always happier with the results I get from Portra 400 and if I want to use a lower ISO film then Ektar 100 often fits the bill.  This should have been a […]

Portra 160

Back in 2011 Kodak updated Portra 160 using the technologies from their motion picture Vision films.  While Portra 160 does have a finer grain structure than Portra 400 they have it rated for sharpness even a tiny amount bellow Portra800. Its grain though falls between Portra 400 and Ektar 100 which is claimed to be […]

Ricoh FF8 WR with expired Fuji X-tra 400

Dubious camera with dubious film = random results.  When I reflect on it I’m constantly in a #shittycamerachallenge with myself.  Of course I want to get something back or what is the point of taking a picture but I accept that by using cameras of suspect quality and film of unknown history I’m likely to […]

Olympus OM1 with Kodak Portra 160

Over time I’ve managed to put together what I think is a nice little Olympus OM1 kit with a 28mm, 50mm f1.8 (Of course), a 35-70 zoom and a 200mm f4 telephoto.  Not comprehensive but small enough yet versatile.  I loaded up the OM1 with some Kodak Portra 160 and  pointed it at some stuff.  […]

Kodak Portra 160 in the Pentax MZ6

While I enjoy using rangefinder and point and shoot cameras there is no doubt for versatility its the SLR that wins.  That’s why when I have the space and can spare the weight I like to bring along an SLR on trips.  In this case the camera was the Pentax MZ6 one of the last […]

Ektar 100 pushed to 400

Kodak Ektar 100 was introduced in 2008 and shouldn’t be confused with the earlier Ektar that was available from 1989 to 1994.  Kodak claims that Ektar is the finest grain colour negative film available and I have no doubt that it is.  This is an example of the film shot at its native sensitivity of […]

Just some more film pictures

Pictures taken on Kodak Portra 400 with my Yashica GX rangefinder in 2018 Because if I don’t post them do they really exist?