Tag: Kodak Portra 400

Vacation Choices #2: Voigtlander Perkeo II 80mm f3.5 Color Skopar

Here is another camera I have taken pictures with, and which I am considering as a 120mm folder for our road trip.  The Voigtlander Perkeo II and the Color Skopar lens are a great combo.  I used Kodak Portra 400 in it, and really did not appreciate what the camera and lens and film can produce together.  These were taken last year in August, and produced some of my favorite images.

What are your thoughts about this camera for a road trip?

The Geek in the Brew Shop

The Geek in the Brew Shop

Taken with the Canonet GIII QL rangefinder with Kodak Portra 400. Developed by a local lab (which is friendly and does nice work) as well as scanned, this is my own scan from the Pakon F135 scanner. I also did some post in LR and DxO to reduce the noise. Because of the detail, I probably used f5.6 or so, and not enough time – the original was darkish – so the film was quite grainy.

This brings up the question – why do film when you are going to manipulate it in the computer anyway?