Kodak Ektar Film 120 Colour ISO 100 5-pack
Our Price: £32.00 GBP100123
A fantastic professional 120 film for nature, wildlife and fashion thanks to it's vivid colours and optimised sharpness. It also promises the "World's Finest Grain"! This also makes it a wonderful holiday film, ensuring you come back with photos that burst with medium-format 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.
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Sample shots (c) Sam Stockman
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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 120 Colour ISO 100 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
This is one special film. Kodak have cooked up a highly saturated colour film but which still exhibits balanced colours (unlike Gold which I find makes everything look brown). Sunny days were made for Ektar, it brings out blue skies, colourful flowers, landscapes etc. You do need to be a little careful not to over-expose especially when photographing caucasian people.
The 'world's finest grain' and great saturation, this is one of my favourite medium format films. I keep considering shooting slide film then just revert back to this instead; as a colour negative film it's slightly more forgiving in terms of exposure latitude. Watch out for paler skin tones turning reddish when shooting at box. Also try rating it at 400 or more then push in dev if your lab will do it.
I have used this film for landscapes in the past. It has very fine grain and soft tones which are very pleasing. However, the colours never quite deliver in my opinion and take a bit of work in post processing (either lab or digital) to get right.
Ektar is a name that people affiliate with bright, bold colours, good contrast and wonky skin tones. I've been shooting this film since day one, and it never disappoints. I have shot portraits, landscapes, street and more with this stock, whenever I have enough light and colours worth capturing, Ektar is one of the first stocks that come to mind. It's especially vibrant, although I find the rendering of certain colours isn't particularly accurate; although I must clarify this isn't necessarily a bad thing. I've attached a few shots from a recent trip to Copenhagen, including some of a few fairly iconic buildings. For what it's worth, i've never had an issue with capturing skin tones on this film, some feel they are slightly red but this has never been significant enough to be a problem in my experience. Portra is probably better in this case, but less so for capturing vibrant colours with minimal grain.
An excellent film that is more versatile than some people think. I do find the film speed and saturated colours to lend this film to summertime shooting or at least on nice bright days. I find the colours to be accentuated but still fundamentally natural, favouring warmer tones. I've always been happy with how well it handles the highlights and shadow areas, a clean and crisp film with little to no perceivable grain and so, with the assistance of a tripod, I find it an excellent film for night shooting. If you're interested in slide film but not sure about trying it I'd have a go with this as a great alternative. Main weak point would be the way it can handle skin tones in certain conditions.