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Kodak 6031330 Professional Ektar 100/36 Colour Negative Film

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Exactly where the ProFoto and Pro Image stories overlap is something I can’t tell you, but I don’t suppose it’s too important either. Spanish photographer Celia Kiedis recently tried out our LomoChrome Metropolis film for the first time. In this interview she shares her wonderful results and speaks to us about how she uses film photography as a form of therapy. 1 8 Share Tweet My primary use for this film is documenting weekend outings.These are usually local expeditions near my home, but I occasionally make a trip to a nearby city or countryside to capture some architecture or still life.

Kodak Ektar 100 Film Review: “World’s Finest Grain”

The only downsides are what have already been mentioned. We have some more red skin tones on the fourth image below, and I’ve included the last one to show what can happen when you start to lose the sun at the end of the day. Not enough shutter speed to get the film’s vaunted sharpness. A few months after Christmas in 2019, I ran out of film and needed a supply of rolls that would occupy me for a few more months. However, I wasn’t ready to buy twelve rolls at the prices that Cinestill demands. This is when I found Kodak Ektar 100. I was immediately drawn to the idea of a pro-level film at a reasonable price (it’s the only reason I bought it, in fact). And, the rest is history! The first time I shot Ektar 100 was for its exact intended purpose – landscape photography. Everything that I read told me that Ektar 100 was truly meant for capturing landscapes. So, I went hiking with a few of my friends. For what Pro Image 100 is and how much it costs, I really like what it gave me and would definitely recommend you shoot some if you haven’t before.For cloudy conditions] If you are using a 50mm lens (with out lens filter), Focus on your subject, then try to set the shutter speed to 1/60 second and use f/8 lens aperture. Adjust the shutter speed and/or lens aperture depending on the photographic effect you want. .*@:-) Indeed, Ektar can be wrangled to capture both the clouds and the shadows without a filter. You may need something that can read high-density negatives and pass that data to you in 16-bit per channel — I use PrimeFilm XAs — though I’ve gotten great results with Ektar being scanned on flatbed scanners as well.

My Experiences with Kodak Ektar 100 - Casual Photophile

If you look closely at the 5-roll box though, you’ll see it’s decorated with some wedding photos that definitely don’t look like they were taken any time recently and so would be a strange design to use for such a new film. Personally I prefer the look of Kodak Portra 400 at e.i. 200 for my people work as of late but the inexpensive and easier accessibility of obtaining Ektar often lead me to using it on shoots. I find it works best with bright natural light, or shade, exposed at e.i. 50 or 80. I wonder if the additional clarity in these pictures is from that two-stop difference with the LC-A's wonderful/terrible combination shutter and aperture, a slightly faster shutter speed and slightly smaller aperture.As a film produced to be sold in some hot and humid regions, Pro Image 100 is said to stand up well to high temperatures, albeit to the slight detriment of the results it gives when compared to other Kodak Professional films. I love using Ektar too, great fine color film, but I usually don’t get such saturated results, the color balance is generally very good and subtle on all tones. But it depends of course of your processing and scanning method. About scanning, why do you keep all this dirt on your photos, it’s not part of the photo itself (I can imagine that you don’t put deliberately dirt on your lens…) but comes mainly from the scanning process. Of course, it’s not easy to get rid of all the small dust and particles involved in scanning, but come on, it’s not impossible to remove a great part of it and clean the photo (SRDx plugin from Silverfast for Lightroom and Photoshop does a great job, you can really make a fine tuning for detecting the desired particles you want to remove..). For this recipe, literally a film camera loaded with Ektar and a Fujifilm X camera were placed side-by-side and captured the same subject at the same moment. Myself and Thomas Schwab worked really hard on this one, trying absolutely everything in our quest to get it as close to “right” as possible. It’s amazing how close we came! But, we also recognized that it’s not perfect. It’s not vibrant enough as +6 Color is really necessary, but isn’t an option, unfortunately. I would love to get closer to the film, but I just don’t think it’s possible–this is as accurate as one can get on Fujifilm X JPEGs. Kodak specifies that the film is workable to one stop under and two stops over, though Ektar can do better than that. Kodak is playing it safe. While colors can shift when over- and under-exposing, this by no means results in garbage images. Under-exposed shots still work as far as two stops under, but will result in a blue cast, while over-exposing is also nicely handled (though you’ll find more red tones in the lighter areas of the shot). We live our lives in moments. Those rare experiences we stop to notice and carry with us, in the hopes of stringing them together, trying to tell a story.” – John Koenig 3 10 Share Tweet

First Impressions: Kodak Ektar 100 Review - The Analogue

As a standard colour negative film, Pro Image 100 is developed using the standard C-41 process. This means you’ll have absolutely no trouble finding a lab to do it for you if, like me, you don’t do it yourself.There is an official Pro Image 100 datasheet that you can see right here. Some choice highlights from that include the promise that this film can be stored at room temperature, even in hot and humid climates, and that it has good underexposure latitude. Detail: 10 out of 10. It’s one of the, if not the, sharpest films I’ve ever experienced. I would even say it rivals films like T-Max 100! Though saturated, Ektar’s colours are neither overbearing nor unnatural. The film’s palette is nuanced and is unlikely to be easily replicable by cranking up the “saturation” slider. I don’t ever pretend to be a technical person and this article was never intended for that. My hope is it it renders you with an idea on the capability of 2 different films. Ektar loves the light so shoot carefully. Portra has been my go-to film since I took up analogue photograhy but I’m actually thinking of shooting Ektar more. I mean even if the saturation is too much, you can always edit it down, which is better for your images than adding saturation afterwards.

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