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Analogue Adventures – Part 26: Kodak Portra 800 ECN-2

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Kodak Portra 800

In 2023 Kodak Portra 800 is the fastest (or rather most sensitive) color negative film that is still in production. Ever since using that awful Cinestill 800T I was curious what results from a real ISO 800 color film will look like, so here we are.
Exposed as ISO400. Processing (ECN-2) and scanning was done at Silbersalz35 in Germany.

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 Aporia | f/11 | Portra 800 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 Aporia | f/11 | Portra 800 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 Aporia | f/11 | Portra 800 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | Laowa 15mm 2.0 | f/2.0 | Portra 800 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 40mm 1.4 MC | f/1.4 | Portra 800 ECN-2

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Analogue Adventures – Part 25: Wolfen Color NC500 ECN-2

Wolfen Color NC500

In early 2023 I managed to buy two rolls of the ORWO Wolfen NC 500 color negative film and it is something special for several reasons, so let’s have a closer look.
Processing (ECN-2) and scanning was done at Silbersalz35 in Germany.

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Minolta CLE | Voigtländer VM 40mm 1.4 MC | f/5.6 | Wolfen 500 NC
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Minolta CLE | Voigtländer VM 40mm 1.4 MC | f/11 | Wolfen 500 NC ECN-2
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Minolta CLE | Voigtländer VM 40mm 1.4 MC | f/5.6 | Wolfen 500 NC ECN-2
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Minolta CLE | Voigtländer VM 40mm 1.4 MC | f/4.0 | Wolfen 500 NC ECN-2
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Minolta CLE | Voigtländer VM 40mm 1.4 MC | f/11 | Wolfen 500 NC ECN-2

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Analogue Adventures – Part 22: Istanbul

Introduction

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/11 | Agfa Vista 200

It was my second time in Istanbul and as I already covered many of the “must see” tourist sights the first time I thought it was a good opportunity to shoot some more film this time around. Being less flexible with film it also helped that I already knew what to expect and where to go.

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/11 | Fuji X-Tra 400 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | Hologon 16mm 8.0 | Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/8.0 | Fuji X-Tra 400 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/11 | Kodak Color Plus 200 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/2.0 | Kodak Portra 400

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Analogue Adventures – Part 21: Kodak Portra 400

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Kodak Portra 400

The Kodak Portra 400 is Kodak’s midspeed film from the Portra series sitting inbetween the Portra 160 and Portra 800. It is also the more expensive ISO 400 color negative film in the Kodak lineup, the cheapter alternative being the Ultramax 400.
Processing (C-41) and scanning was done at urbanfilmlab in Germany.

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/2.0 | Kodak Portra 400
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4 | Kodak Portra 400
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/4.0 | Kodak Portra 400
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/8.0 | Kodak Portra 400

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Review: Leica 50mm 1.4 Summilux-M Asph

Introduction

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Leica 50mm 1.4 Summilux-M Asph on Leica M10

This Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 Asph is definitely among Leica’s most famous M-mount lenses. When it had been released in 2004 there was nothing quite like it. A compact fast 50mm rangefinder lens with aspherical element and floating elements design? You could not find this anywhere else.
But – maybe unlike some of the Nocitlux lenses – this wasn’t just a showcase of engineering technology, it actually proved to be a useful and capable lens cherished by many to this day.
Leica kept this in their portfolio – with unchanged optics – for 20 years, so how does it stack up against its younger and significantly cheaper competitors in 2023, especially the Voigtländer VM 50mm 1.5 Nokton MC and the TTArtisan 50mm 1.4 Asph? Let’s find out in this review.
This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.

Sample Images

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Leica M10 | Leica 50mm 1.4 Asph | f/1.4
Leica M10 | Leica 50mm 1.4 Asph | f/1.4
Leica M10 | Leica 50mm 1.4 Asph | f/1.4
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Leica M10 | Leica 50mm 1.4 Asph | f/1.4
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Leica M10 | Leica 50mm 1.4 Asph | f/1.4
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Leica M10 | Leica 50mm 1.4 Asph | f/1.4

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