I shot 3 rolls of color film at the Fair. These images are from a roll of Kodak Portra 800, loaded on my Nikon FM3a, with the Voigtlander 40mm Ulton F2 Lens. The best part of any fair is the interaction of young people with the animals. FFA (Future Farmers of America) and 4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) clubs provide mentorship and teach leadership skills.
Not everyone in attendance was happy to be there.
3 Replies to “the fair. kodak portra 800. july 28.”
It looks like it was a very nice day to attend the fair. You got some good photos. As I’ve told you before, I’m a big fan of Portra 800. It’s definitely my favorite of all the stocks in the Kodak professional color negative line. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive. These scans are excellent. Did you scan these with your XE?
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The XE is on hiatus, It enjoys making a great scan and attaching a large vertical line while doing it. The company no longer supports it. These images were scanned on the Epson V850. I use the Epson software and Silverfast also. I also have VueScan, but it takes Portra 800 and drains the saturation out of it.
That’s too bad about the XE. The quality of the scans both the XE and XA scanners are capable of is astounding. Unfortunately, their longevity seems to be a problem based on a lot of reports I’ve read. I sure wish Pacific Image would iron out the issues they seem to have because when they work correctly, they work better than anything else on the market in my opinion. Your V850 also does a great job, though. I’m very impressed with how well it can scan 35mm. Most flatbeds are terrible with anything smaller than medium format.