Ektacolor Pro 160 - what that?

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by chiba, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. Just saw some shiny new boxes of this film in 120 rolls in the camera
    shop (Japan). It said it's 'suitable for all genres'. I thought this
    stuff died out years ago? What gives? Anyone heard anything about it?
    It's not listed on Kodak's website...
     
  2. Gavin

    I used it for quite some time (GPX 120) for general use. Nice vibrant colors, probably not the best for portraits. Have'nt seen any in the UK for a couple of years now. I think I've got one roll left in the fridge.
     
  3. I was given some a fews years back by someone who had a
    Kodak connection. Its supposed to be a non-USA export version
    of Portra 160NC or an improved version of VPS III.
     
  4. My Dad bought one roll for me when he was in Malaysia. Looks like you can only find them in Asia. I think they are very similar to the Portra 160NC.

    See the last pic in www.pbase.com/koi/rollei2.

    Regards,
    Koi
     
  5. Last time I used Ektacolor it was an ASA 80 C22 film. Methinks Yellow Father is rebadging some other film (probably Portra as someone else suggested.)
     
  6. Your pbase picture has much more saturation and contrast than the C22 Ektacolor I used back in the 1960s. (Looks like it's probably sharper too.)
     
  7. Further to what I said above Guys. I've just got my last roll from the fridge. It reads Kodak Ektacolor Pro Gold 160 (GPX 120). If anything its more like Portra VC. We were using it in the UK prior to the Portra arrival. I liked it a lot.
     

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