Kodak Ultramax 400 Đánh Giá

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Consumer film, often film photographers of a certain type will turn their nose up at them, but as someone who started their film journey on consumer film processed in the local 1-hour lab, going back to reviews these films is a bit of a throwback. Like all modern consumer films from Kodak, Ultramax traces its heritage back to lớn the original Kodacolor film. The original Kodacolor saw production from 1924 to lớn 1963. In 1963, the updated Kodacolor-X increased the film tốc độ from ASA-25 khổng lồ ASA-64, both these early offerings using the C-22 process, Kodak discontinued Kodacolor-X in 1974. In 1972 Kodak released a new version, Kodacolor II that saw an improved speed of ASA-80 & used the new C-41 processing method. By 1975 the tốc độ had again improved to lớn ASA-100 & Kodak released their first ASA-400 colour negative film, called Kodacolor 400, in 1977. In 1982 with the release of Kodak’s T-Grain technology, Kodacolor 400 VR replaced the original Kodacolor 400. This was updated again to VR-G in 1986. At some point, the Kodacolor name would be dropped and the name Gold was added to all consumer films. When I first started shooting Kodak film, the 400-speed film was labelled as Kodak Max 400. I’m unsure when it was changed to Ultramax, but certainly, after I had stopped shooting colour consumer film. Lớn be honest, Ultramax often was out of my price range initially. I usually went for rebranded Fuji Superia. Kodak Ultramax 400 would come along through several PYPS and early Urban Exploration adventures before digital became my standard camera choice. & my film choices went towards black và white rather than colour. So maybe Ultramax was the film that made me choose black và white? But that would be an unfair statement, Ultramax is an excellent choice of film. While it’s no Portra 400, it offers up an excellent colour palette, sharpness & fine grain. Like last month’s review, I again shot Ultramax at three different speeds, 200, 400, và 800. Then got them all processed normally through Burlington Camera.


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Film SpecsType: Colour Negative (C-41)Film Base: AcetateFilm Speed: ASA-400 Latitude +/- one-stopFormats Available: 135

Colour RenditionThe one thing you will notice about Ultramax is the colours, they’re rich, vibrant, and on point. They have that classic Kodak Gold look khổng lồ them, and they change wonderfully as you push và pull the film when shooting. At ASA-400, the colours are clean, true khổng lồ life, but not overly saturated. When you pull the film one stop they soften, not to the point of pastel, but you thua kém a bit of that contrast and it actually makes them more pleasing than say Kodak Gold 200. But my personal favourite is the one-stop underexposure (ASA-800), you gain a lot of contrast but the colour saturation is blown through the roof, they become that rich deep tones. The colour temperature seems fairly neutral & adapting khổng lồ whatever the light you’re shooting.


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Nikon FA – AI-S Nikkor 35mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Ultramax 400 nhiều người đang xem: Kodak ultramax 400 tấn công giá

ASA-200 – Processing By: Burlington Camera
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Nikon FA – AI-S Nikkor 35mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Ultramax 400 ASA-200 – Processing By: Burlington Camera

Image QualityThe one thing that you’ll notice with Ultramax is the excellent image chất lượng which is saying something for a consumer film. I’m going khổng lồ guess that a lot of the same giải pháp công nghệ that went into the modern Portra line of films goes into consumer films like Ultramax. While the grain isn’t as fine as Portra 400, but it’s not a bad grain either. With the one-stop pull, the grain becomes far less noticeable và even at 800, the grain is fairly pleasing. The funny part is that I found the grain at its worst when shot at ASA-400 but it could also have been the conditions being less than ideal. Throughout all my tests the one thing that the film never lost was the sharpness in the images. & as I mentioned earlier the colours are excellent no matter what tốc độ you shoot.


Pentax Espio 115m – Pentax Zoom Lens 38-115mm 1:3.9-10.5 – Kodak Ultramax 400 ASA-400 – Processing By: Burlington Camera
Pentax Espio 115m – Pentax Zoom Lens 38-115mm 1:3.9-10.5 – Kodak Ultramax 400 ASA-400 – Processing By: Burlington Camera
Pentax Espio 115m – Pentax Zoom Lens 38-115mm 1:3.9-10.5 – Kodak Ultramax 400 ASA-400 – Processing By: Burlington Camera
Pentax Espio 115m – Pentax Zoom Lens 38-115mm 1:3.9-10.5 – Kodak Ultramax 400 ASA-400 – Processing By: Burlington Camera

ScanningFor a colour film, I found the scanning process fairly easy. While I did not use my Epson V700 for the process và stuck with the Nikon Coolscan V ED which I find handles colour films far easier with the Nikon Scan software than Epson’s software. Most colours were well maintained with little adjustments were needed in post-production along with levels. The one thing that I did cảnh báo in all the scans is the high amount of chromatic aberration and colour noise in the images. Thankfully, the noise reduction filter in Adobe Photoshop made easy work và removed it without damaging the image quality overall or softening the images.


Minolta Maxxum 9 – Minolta Maxxum AF 28-135mm 1:4-4.5 – Kodak Ultramax 400 ASA-800 – Processing By: Burlington Camera
ASA-800 – Processing By: Burlington Camera
Minolta Maxxum 9 – Minolta Maxxum AF 28-135mm 1:4-4.5 – Kodak Ultramax 400 ASA-800 – Processing By: Burlington Camera

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