Pandre's Emulsion Guide

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Check out the first part of my emulsion guide from my recent Lisbon trip, featuring Kodak EBX 100, Rollei Digibase, Kodak Ektar 100 and Kodak Technical Pan.

In the midst of Austria’s long, cold and lightness winter I took some days of for a quick trip to the amazing city of Lisbon. Finally having all the time and sun on my side, it was time to grab my two Yashicas (Electro and FR-1) and start shooting.
So here is the first part of my emulsion guide coming straight out of Portugal:

Kodak Elitechrome EBX

This film is not called “extra colour” for nothing! I think 8 of last 10 rolls I shot were EBX, I just love this film. If you take a look at the pictures you’ll see how this film reacts to different light conditions. If you are in an indoor setting or without direct light sources, the picture will get a kinda “cinematic” feel to it with a greenish tinge. This is how I mostly use it, because its this special aesthetic that I want to see in my pictures (No.1 in the first gallery is a good example). When you use it in bright daylight however this film will go completely wild on you. The blues and yellows will just blow you away.

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Rollei Digibase CN 200 35mm

Easily one of my favourite Color Negative Films. While other emulsions blow up the colors and add add a little extra contrast, (which is great as well don’t get me wrong), this film delivers a much more natural and classic look.

The 35mm version will be available soon, but you'll find the 120 version here at a great price

Kodak Ektar 100

I think everybody was pretty excited when Kodak announced that they would be bringing out a brand new emulsion, in times were you hear much more about companies discontinuing their classics. I had the chance to shoot a few rolls so far and along with the Digibase it got me on the color negative boat again. The best thing is still to come, they are producing a 120 version as well, which will be available here sometime soon.

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Kodak Technical Pan

Although now no longer available I wanted to share these pictures with you as I’ve completely fallen in love with this film. With the right development (there are different methods for Technical Pan) this film can offer both, crazy contrast (almost only black and white – posterize effect) or rich grey tonalities. I’ll try source some similar film to this as soon as possible as the results can be pretty spectacular.

Check out our 35mm B&W selection here

Check back next week with Fuji Superia 1600, Velvia 50 and Kodak EB 100 coming up!

Visit the filmshop here

written by pan_dre on 2009-03-25 in #news

8 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great selection of films and really great galleries! About the Rollei CN digibase, I tried the 120 one and I really like this film! Submitted a review of it, but is still not published...

  2. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Cool, liking the Technical Pan especially. Can't wait for next week.

  3. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    are those all portuguese shots? they sure look like! :)

  4. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    Man Ektar is soo amazing, cant wait for the 120 version

  5. redrubble
    redrubble ·

    Gorgeous images EBX is brill can't wait for the Velvia 50 using that a lot at the moment!

  6. mattg85
    mattg85 ·

    Great photos and great article!

  7. onexceptothers
    onexceptothers ·

    I'm going to Lisbon too this week-end :D ! I'll bring my Yashica GSN with me as well as Fuji Velvia 100F, Ektar 100 and some rolls of Ilford :3 I hope it will be great ! (Great article by the way o/)

  8. af-capture
    af-capture ·

    nice article

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