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Cross-processing with the Portra: Kodak Portra 160NC (35mm, 160 iso) User-Review

My good experience with Kodak Portra 160NC cross processed!

This is actually the first time that I used Kodak Portra 160NC. I also never thought twice of having it cross-processed despite knowing that this is my my virginal roll with this kind of film. It is always a question at what rate of iso should I set my Lomo LC-A to using this, but I don’t want to think too much about it and have it exposed at 100 ASA which is the best thing to do for increasing the contrast for my shots. I also suggest doing it on 50 ASA setting if you want things much crazier with this Portra!

I was really shocked with the results afterwards! I’ve never seen blue on this kind of scale, it’s just so sublime! And the tones as well, just too perfect for my expectations! Not to mention some of the intensive reds was apparent on my shots, wow! It looked really crazy! Few of the shots I did was exposed with tungsten light, ans it’s still amazingly gorgeous! As all of the tones were soaked in to greens and yellows!

Definitely this is the film that I will be using again! And maybe next time I will do more pictures in artificial light or with Colorsplash flash using the red or orange filter. I think it will yield another interesting results!

written by drumfire

25 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    Cross process a negative film as a slide film, I never tried this! the result look great! :)

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  2. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Very crazy/cool results. Way to be brave with your first roll.

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  3. indieslap

    indieslap

    nice Joy Division tee

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  4. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    charming sub-realistic San Francisco I see :)

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  5. ethermoon

    ethermoon

    im just gonna try one day cross processing negs to slide films c2e process :-)

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  6. nural

    nural

    Wow nice photos, I guess I did a good call yesterday when I called my photostore and told them to cross process the kodak roll :))

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  7. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    great stuff! too bad theres no e6 processing where i am, so that means i cant cross process a negative film..

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  8. panelomo

    panelomo

    coolio!

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  9. azurblue

    azurblue

    Wonderful results ! How did you expose the film ?

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  10. dogma

    dogma

    Amazing results! need to try this kind of stuff!

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  11. life_on_mars

    life_on_mars

    FRISKO - my love

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  12. mr_sid

    mr_sid

    What a great idea! I have to try this, specialy since i`ve picked up 20 rolls of porta 120c for nothing at the local flea-market! :-)

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  13. paramir

    paramir

    lovely shades of blue! so is this a c41 developed in e6?

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  14. eggzakly

    eggzakly

    Awesome gallery - the blues are lovely!! Did you remember to push the film? The rule of thumb when it comes to cross processing c41 in e6 is to push 2-3 stops for better contrast. I probably wouldn't expose @ 50 iso, c41 is usually pretty light sensitive when cross processed, and you'll probably end up with blown highlights and even lower contrast. You might try underexposing slightly @ 200 iso, which will also give you better contrast.

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  15. bear1973

    bear1973

    Great stuff, 15 and 27 are my favorites!

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  16. monoflow

    monoflow

    27 is my favorite, wow this is really cool trick..

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  17. superlighter

    superlighter

    ...Unknow Pleasure....

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  18. drumfire

    drumfire

    hi ... thx for likes from everyone ... i exposed film almost regulary like 100 ASA

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  19. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    great colors... i tried it once with an expired film (forgot the brand) and gained purple results...

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  20. rater

    rater

    Great colors

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  21. rater

    rater

    And crossprocessing negative film in e6 gives surprising result:

    http://www.lomograph(…)f-surprises

    http://www.lomograph(…)ersed-x-pro

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  22. stouf

    stouf

    Stunning results !!!

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  23. tveden

    tveden

    Damn nice results. I tried this once with horrible outcome, but i did'nt push the process.

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  24. bernardocople

    bernardocople

    Amazing. Must try.

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  25. bulletofmine

    bulletofmine

    this is fucking amazing !

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