Kodak Ektar ISO 100 35mm Colour 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.
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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!
Great film but the look is very vivid. If you love the look of Kodak Portra then you may find the colours a little contrasty, but if you want something a a higher saturation and a little cheaper then it's a great option.
1. The colour saturation, contrast and vividity is second to none when compared to other colour negative films.
2. Grain is seemingly non existent, even in a decent crop.
3. Ektar seems to be consistently cheaper (approx 25%) than Portra 160, Kodak's other horse in the medium speed colour negative race.
4. The exposure latitude is exceptional with very little difference observed between -1 and +2.5 stops. How you rate this film will ultimately come down to personal preference but if you are looking for somewhere to start, I have had results that I am happy with by rating at ISO 80 and metering for the shadows.
1. Skin tones, especially for people of a Caucasian ethnicity, can sometimes be slightly off, rendering the subject redder than you have observed them.
2. Light. Whilst ISO 100 isn't overly limiting, especially if you are using a fast lens, Ektar really thrives in lots of light. On an overcast day or indoors, Ektar can sometimes look dull and flat; it really needs lots of light to make those saturated colours pop!
This is a fantastic medium speed, ultra fine grain, colour negative film stock. I tend to use it for landscape and some travel photography when the use of colour is a crucial component of the composition, however it is let down by its often unfaithful reproduction of skintones; Portra remains my go to film for that. That being said, I enjoy shooting this film and there is always a roll or two in my bag. Give it a go!
It's been said before, but this film gives the closest you'll find to digital style photos.
That might not always be what you are looking for, but if it is, this is the film you want, no question about.
This film is, quite simply, stunning. I wanted a low-speed film that would be good for capturing the start of springtime and Ektar was perfect for the job. The way it renders colour, with its high saturation and bias towards the red end of the spectrum really makes for bright and vibrant images. I used it mainly on flowers and some bits of colourful architecture and it makes even the most simple subjects look larger than life, provided you give it enough light. The best time to use this is on clear, sunny days, it will really reward you if you do so. Give it a try!
I think you have to try this film at least once to understand it. If you like contrast and saturation in your images this one is for you!