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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


I was just wondering if any medium format film shooters would be willing to post some large samples of these two films. I've fallen madly in lust with the idea of shooting 617 with those two films, but I'd like to see some samples--both full frames and 100% crops from scans--before I make a decision. I'm especially interested in the films' grain, how well the grain is resolved by a high quality scan (preferably a drum scan), and how the grain looks in images resized to ~1200px on the 56mm side.

Google hasn't been too helpful in this quest (especially Portra 800)--I'm hoping that Alt-land can help.



Feb 24, 2012 at 05:40 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


Portra 800 I've shot on 6x6 at 1600 for about two rolls...in my experience it's not bad but unless you've exposed it precisely, pushing the curves shows lots of grain.

I have shot Ilford D3200 on 6x9, thinking along the same lines as you have. This shot is a bit grainy and I have no doubt that if one were more fastidious about their choice of developers, it would be a better image for it. What I've seen lately (online, mind you) with Ilford DD-X was more impressive than the results I've gotten. Also, the lab I bring it to isn't the most consistent with regards to D3200 development.

This is from a Fuji GSW, shot at 3200 and devo'd at 1600. The size isn't quite what you asked for, but it's still fairly large.








Feb 24, 2012 at 08:54 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


Here's two relevant Portra 800 samples. Note that these are both 800-2, and not the newer 800-3, which should be a bit better.

First is a boring test shot on 6x6, scanned on a minilab.


Portra 800 0 by ezwal, on Flickr

Second is 35 mm (sorry, it't not MF), but, if you click through to flickr and select the original size, you can get a sense of what the grain looks like on a 4000 dpi scan. A drum scan should be better than what I got too on my Coolscan.


al by ezwal, on Flickr



Feb 24, 2012 at 04:53 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


Those are very nice samples guys, thanks. I have feeling they're going to wind up costing me a lot of money...


Feb 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


Check the film thread ... I've posted a few delta 3200 shots and there are some ports 800 by corposant.

Neither I'd those are by any means cheap. I consider them luxury films.



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


Delta's not particularly expensive, at $5 a roll for 120?

Portra 800 is another matter, though. It's over eight bucks a pop, close to double the price.

Then again, it's B+W vs. C-41.



Feb 25, 2012 at 03:12 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


KatieInTexas wrote:
Check the film thread ... I've posted a few delta 3200 shots and there are some ports 800 by corposant.


Yeah, I trawl the film thread pretty regularly. I just don't see a whole lot of large samples for those two films, which is why I started this thread.


Neither I'd those are by any means cheap. I consider them luxury films.

All film is luxury film.



Feb 25, 2012 at 03:24 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


sirimiri wrote:
Delta's not particularly expensive, at $5 a roll for 120?

Portra 800 is another matter, though. It's over eight bucks a pop, close to double the price.

Then again, it's B+W vs. C-41.


Portra is $35/5 rolls at B&H. Delta is $5.30/roll ($2 cheaper than 35mm).



Feb 25, 2012 at 03:26 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


obik wrote:
All film is luxury film.



(so many nice emulsions are a thing of the past...)



Feb 25, 2012 at 04:47 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Portra 800 and Delta 3200 samples


I find delta 3200 in 35mm to be expensive. I stocked up in HP5 when it was buy one get one free, so maybe I'm warped in my pricing views. I have a fridge full of expired ilford 120 film, and have never had to buy B&W 120 for retail (only color).


Feb 25, 2012 at 03:34 PM





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