Kodak Ektar - 35mm Film
The Kodak Ektar 100 is a fantastic professional 35mm film for nature, wildlife and fashion photography thanks to its vivid colours and optimised sharpness. This also makes Kodak Ektar a wonderful holiday film, ensuring you come back with photos that burst with life!
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Kodak - properly known as Kodak Eastman - was founded in America in 1888 and dominated the "Western" world of photography for the next 100 years, constantly in fierce rivalry with the Japanese Fuji. Similarly to Fuji the advent of digital photography at the turn of the century caused significant financial problems. A late attempt to win in the compact market was hit by the rise of mobile photography and bankruptcy followed in 2012. Fortunately the photography business has survived under the Kodak Alaris name - based in Hertfordshire, England - and they have delighted the analogue industry by pledging continued support for film production and the promise of bringing back old favourite emulsions.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Kodak
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When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Kodak Ektar Film 35mm Colour ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
First time ever shooting a Kodak film and now I've decided Ektar is my colour default - cannot recommend enough
My first time shooting Ektar. Really lovely saturated colours and fine grain. I had trouble at first getting used to the colours but I believe this is due to how they were scanned. I think the scanning process for this film can make or break whether you will shoot it again so make sure you get a lab that knows what they're doing or scan it yourself.
Tried my first roll of this today up in Snowdonia on a mostly sunny day. Developed and scanned this evening and I'm far more impressed by the film than by my compositional abilities!
The 100 speed is worth keeping in mind, even on a bright sunny day I was finding myself down to 1/30th and even lower at times in the shade with anything below f:/5.6
The negatives scanned really easily on an old Minolta scan dual II, although they did come out with a slight green cast - whether that was the developing or not bothering to set up a profile for the film is something to explore another day, but it was nothing that the auto white balance in Gimp couldn't cope with.
To say the colours are vibrant would be a bit of an understatement. At times they're bordering on the over-processed digital look we've all come to know and love so well but manage to stay just the right side of artificial.
It also seems just a tad heavy on the reds, but not excessively for the subject matter today, although I suspect skin tones might be tricky for it without correction. But how often do you want really popping colours in portraits anyway?
The shots I'm uploading have had nothing done in post except for white balance, so you guys can judge for yourselves what to expect straight off the film.
Given the price premium and its love of light, I'm not sure it'll become an everyday film for me but it's now firmly on the list for when I want something with a little more punch than Gold.