Kodak Ektachrome E200

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Get a roll of this note-worthy but discontinued slide film, Kodak Ektachrome E200, before it's all gone!

I recently bought a package of expired film including a few rolls of Kodak Ektachrome E200. Not knowing much about this film, I did some research and found out that it was discontinued earlier this year. Curious about what it might look like when cross processed, I also browsed for sample images and found that it especially seemed to bring out the blue shades in a very pleasing manner.

So, I decided to take two rolls on a sailing trip. I figured that a film delivering nice blues would be the perfect choice for endless water and (hopefully) blue skies. When I went to pick up the prints two weeks later, I was surprised. Both rolls had behaved differently than expected. Instead of producing a blue hinge, the film had turned my photos greenish. Others came out with a strong yellow tinge, but none looked quite like what I had expected.

Credits: cornborn

At first I was disappointed, but I soon decided that I still liked the pictures. After all, both rolls had been long expired (more than 8 years) and when cross processing you can never be sure what you’ll get anyway. And if it were any different, wouldn’t that take all the fun out of it?

Credits: cornborn

So if you like to try out different kinds of slide film, I definitely suggest that you shoot a roll of Kodak Ektachrome E200 and expect to be surprised.

written by cornborn on 2011-09-30 in #reviews #kodak #lomography #film #35mm #x-pro #green #user-review #user-review #slide-film #xpro #slide

5 Comments

  1. jackpumpkinhead
    jackpumpkinhead ·

    Nice, some of those shots look like a 50s pirate film! GAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!

  2. pyropanda
    pyropanda ·

    Those photos are amazing! It's like if a pirate had lomo before his time! haha
    I've only just embarked on my lomo journey and slide film confuses me, but I love the colours and feel. there seems to be so much atmosphere and surprises! I assume processing for slides is more expensive, but it seems worth it.

  3. cornborn
    cornborn ·

    Hi @pyropanda, actually cross-processing a slide film is no more expensive than having a regular color negative film developed! If you're confused maybe you should check out crossprocessing.info/ it's really not that hard and definitely worth it!! :)

  4. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Ahhh love those photos!!

  5. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    nice review.. like to have some too - Lomography should produce it! =P

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