Color neg 8x10 for studio portraits : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I shoot 8x10 portraits in my home studio with strobes using TMAX 100, Provia, E100S, and Polaroid 804/809. I would like to try some color negs as well. Looking at B&H I can see that the pickings are pretty slim: NPL, NPS, Portra 160NC/VC, and Portra 400NC. Has anyone used any of these? Any recommendations?

-- Peter Shier (, March 23, 2002


Use the lower contrast of these. The Kodak line keeps the same colour rendition throughout. The Fuji has great shin tones, but please use a lab that specialises in that film, For instance in Toronto, Steichen Lab and Fuji equals outstanding skin tones, Silvano lab and Kodak equals outstanding skin tones. I have not tried the 400nc but I want to.

-- ED (, March 24, 2002.

I like Portra 160NC in 120, which favors a pastel kind of tonality. Haven't tried it in 8x10".

-- David Goldfarb (, March 24, 2002.

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