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Shot on film: Kodak Pro Image | Plaubel Makina 67 | Nikkor 80/2.8

The best medium format color film is kind of not made anymore. Yes, Pro Image still exist in 135, but Kodak does not make them in 120. Most people do not even know it was a thing, and I was lucky enough to stumbled upon some of these legendary film stock. I knew I love them in 135, and they are even better in 120.

Kodak Pro Image 100

Camera settings: Internal light meter determined rough exposure. All were shot at 1/60s with an aperture of f/8. Two frames were skipped, I hope it was just the cold weather and nothing more – we shall see. Film was expired in 2005, so I overexpose the film by a stop, metering the film as an ISO 50 film.

Grant High School

The snow storm made Portland kind of a wonderland. The sun also made its rare appearance, so the scenes were set up perfectly. I saw a basketball hoop fell over, and more basketball hoops, so I shot some basketball hoops. (It was a trend to shoot basketball hoops on film) I caught some children sledding on steep roads, and one even tried to get their dog to drag them along (barely worked).

I really love the color rendition from Pro Image, and especially more in 120. It is just slightly nostalgic, but still crisp and sharp. You will see the next set shot on modern Cinestill 400D/Kodak 5207 film that just do not have the same tonality. I’m sad, because the film can be made – it is just not out yet.

Date: Jan 15th, 2024.
Issue 89. Volume 15. Chapter 1. MA212_P67

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