Fuji GSW690iii with Kodak Portra 160VC

Just developed and scanned a Kodak Portra 160VC shot with the Fuji GSW690iii camera. This time I decided to shoot most of the images at f11 since I didn’t had any close distance subjects to mess with depth of field. At this aperture it seems that the Fuji really performs great. Razor sharp prints with accurate color (I think it also shows on the monitor, but on paper it’s really amazing).

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I have done a lot of search on the Internet about the optimum aperture for this camera but haven’t found any useful info. Now, if you consider the max aperture is f5.6 then it makes sense that two stops above at f11 the camera should perform great but that’s just theory and of course I am not technically proficient to perform a scientific test on that, I can only judge from what I see.

Overall, the Fuji GSW690 is a really superb camera, the best thing I’ve tried so far for landscapes. Also, the Kodak 160VC is a superb film, great dynamic range and beautiful color and contrast, it’s a pity they discontinued it. I should probably get some more to stack in the fridge before stocks run out.

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