Kodak 400VC Film Camera user guide

0.13 mm (0.005 inch)

0.10 mm (0.004 inch)

ESTAR Thick

Warm-Up Times (Hours) to Reach Room

Temperature of 21C (70F) From a

Storage Temperature of:

Size/Format

Long Rolls

KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400UC Film

Size/Format

Long Rolls

-18C (0F)

2C (35F)

13C (55F)

135 magazine

0.13 mm (0.005 inch)

35 mm long roll

70 mm long roll

0.10 mm (0.004 inch)

10-sheet box

50-sheet box

0.10 mm (0.004 inch)

0.13 mm (0.005 inch)

KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 800 Film

Size/Format

0.13 mm (0.005 inch)

0.10 mm (0.004 inch)

0.10 mm (0.004 inch)

Load and unload roll-film cameras in subdued light. Total darkness is required when you load and unload sheet film

Process film as soon as possible after exposure. Protect negatives from strong light, and store them in a cool, dry place. For long-term storage, keep negatives at a temperature between 2C (35F) and 13C (55F) and at a relative humidity between 30 and 35 percent.

Note: High speed films, such as PORTRA 800 Film, are sensitive to environmental radiation. Expose and process this film promptly. As exposure to radiation is cumulative, you may want to request visual inspection of PORTRA 800 film at airport and other security x-ray inspection stations.

DARKROOM RECOMMENDATIONS

Do not use a safelight. Handle unprocessed film in total

KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160NC, 160VC, 400NC, 400VC, 400UC, and 800 Films E-190

Electronic Flash

Film Speed

Use the appropriate guide number in the table below as starting-point recommendations for your equipment. Select the unit output closest to the number given by your flash manufacturer. Then find the guide number for feet or metres.

To determine the lens opening, divide the guide number by the flash-to-subject distance. If negatives are consistently too dense (overexposed), use a higher guide number; if they are too thin (underexposed), use a lower number.

Use the speed numbers in the tables below with cameras or meters marked for ISO, ASA, or DIN speeds or exposure indexes (EIs). Do not change the film-speed setting when metering through a filter. Metering through filters may affect light meter accuracy; see your meter or camera manual for specific information. For critical work, make a series of test exposures.

WRATTEN 160NC and

Daylight or

Electronic

For best results without special printing.

Note: The latitude of PORTRA 160NC and 160VC Films allows you to use 100-speed proofing products for test exposures.

Guide Number

Distances in Feet/Metres

160VC Films

400NC, 400VC,

BCPS = beam candlepower seconds

Use the exposures in the table below for average frontlit subjects from 2 hours after sunrise to 2 hours before sunset.

Shutter Speed (second) and Lens Opening

Conditions

400VC, and

400UC Films

Bright or Hazy Sun on Light Sand or

Bright or Hazy Sun

(Distinct Shadows)

Weak, Hazy Sun

(Soft Shadows)

Cloudy Bright

(No Shadows)

Heavy Overcast or

Open Shade

Use f/5.6 for backlit close-up subjects.

Use f/8 for backlit close-up subjects.

Subject shaded from the sun but lighted by a large area of sky.

KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160NC, 160VC, 400NC, 400VC, 400UC, and 800 Films E-190

Fluorescent and High-Intensity Discharge

Use the color-compensating filters and exposure adjustments in the tables below as starting points to expose

PORTRA Films under fluorescent or high-intensity discharge lamps. For critical applications, make a series of test exposures under your actual conditions.

To avoid the brightness and color variations that occur during a single alternating-current cycle, use exposure times of 1?60 second or longer with fluorescent lamps; with high-intensity discharge lamps, use exposure times of

1?125 second or longer.

Type of Fluorescent

KODAK Color

Compensating

Adjustment

KODAK Color

Compensating

160NC/VC and 400NC/VC Films

400UC Film

Adjustment

+ 1 1/3 stop

+ 1 2/3 stop

+ 1 2?3 stops

+ 1 2/3 stop

Warm White

Warm White Deluxe

Cool White Deluxe

T8 741 (CCT = 4100 K)*

+ 1 2/3 stop

+ 1 2?3 stops

+ 1 2/3 stop

+ 2 1/3 stops

+ 2 1/3 stops

T8 835 (CCT = 3500 K)*

+ 1 2/3 stop

+ 1 2?3 stops

+ 1 2/3 stop

T8 841 (CCT = 4100 K)*

+ 1 1/3 stop

+ 1 1?3 stops

+ 1 1/3 stop

T8 830 (CCT = 3000

CCT = Correlated Color Temperature. Phosphor emission emulates the color temperature of a continuous spectrum lamp, such as tungsten.

High-Intensity

Discharge Lamp (CCT)*

KODAK Color

Compensating

Adjustment

KODAK Color

Compensating

160NC/VC and 400NC/VC Films

Adjustment

KODAK Color

Compensating

400UC Film

Adjustment

High-Pressure Sodium

Vapor (2700 K)

+ 2 2/3 stops

+ 2 2?3 stops

+ 2 2/3 stops

High-Pressure Sodium

Vapor (2200 K)

120C + 50M

+ 3 1/3 stops

High-Pressure Sodium

Vapor (2100 K)

200C + 20M

20M + 200C

55B + 100C

Metal Halide (4300 K)

+ 2/3 stop

+ 2?3 stop

+ 1 2/3 stop

Metal Halide (3200 K)

Mercury Vapor (3700 K)

KODAK Color

Compensating

Cool White

Adjustment

+ 1 2/3 stop