Here we will look how the Portra 800 holds up when pushed by one stop in combination with the ECN-2 processing.
Exposed as ISO800. Processing (ECN-2, Push +1) and scanning was done at Silbersalz35 in Germany.
Those that have followed this series already know that the Silbersalz guys recommend to overexpose the films by one stop if they are to be developed in their ECN-2 chemistry.
The problem with that – obviously – is that you loose one stop of light gathering capacity. But to get back that stop you can have them push the film which I did here.
Unsurprisingly also here we see halos around point light sources, as was already the case with the unpushed Portra 800. Those halos might be a bit more obvious here, but still better than what I got from the Cinestill 800T.
If I really needed (or wanted) to shoot color negative film at ISO800 I would probably go for the combination of ECN-2 processing and pushing by one stop again. I was positively surprised how the pictures came out here, especially in terms of contrast and colors. The Wolfen NC500 is quite the opposite with its low contrast look and very high grain. The 500T is inbetween the two, not as punchy as the Portra, not as low contrast as the Wolfen.
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