Kodak Elitechrome EBX (35mm, 100 iso) User-Review

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When asked what's special about Lomography, one of the first things that comes to mind is cross processing. The EBX is a staple for X-pro!

The EBX is a slide film for daylight not only with it´s 100 ISO sensitivity but also with it´s color balance. The X stands for Extra Color, which is no overstatement.

It was my first slide film, bought at a time when I had no clue what I was doing. I just bought the only slide film I could get at my local drugstore. I wanted those wild colors I had seen in many Lomographers’ albums, and I wanted them now, and fast! My Lomo LC-A was fed with the EBX, and being shocked about the high price I hoped for some great pictures. The sun was shining, the trigger finger had some happy time, 36 exposures were fastly made.

But before the joy of fine prints in your hands comes the burden of processing, in this case finding a lab willing to cross process. To make a long story short, I found a lab who does and for the cost of a dozen normal films and prints I held in my hands pictures that stunned me: Wild, vivid colors, large contrast and even more X-pro-ness than I expected! Nearly every picture was a gem and even when I look at them now after over a year they are still among my favorites. I tried other slide films, the results were good but none of them took me to lomo-heaven!

So here it is, my all time favorite film, the Kodak Elitechrome EBX: Try it!

written by zark on 2009-09-08 in #reviews #lc-a #vivid #100-iso #zark #35mm #hannover #cross-processing #slide #elitechrome #xpro

15 Comments

  1. mattydk
    mattydk ·

    nice review zark, stunning gallery!

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    nice gallery!

  3. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Shot 7 where the balloon is taking off is amazing. Really great gallery. I'd love to get my hands on some of this film.

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    What a beautiful gallery ! And the balloons are perfect subjects to show the colors obtained with this film !

  5. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    true, every shot is a gem!

  6. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Excellent!!! Love this gallery =D

  7. coca
    coca ·

    great gallery!! and all the balloons shots are amazing, specially the shot number 6

  8. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    a m a z i n g

  9. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    no 6 wow cool woooow

  10. dogma
    dogma ·

    only one word WoW :D

  11. dixie_flatline
    dixie_flatline ·

    I agree with you at 100%

  12. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    awesome gallery! it's one of my favorite slide too!

  13. mightymouse
    mightymouse ·

    so these pictures are cross-processed? for verification

  14. zark
    zark ·

    They are!

  15. comezone
    comezone ·

    my favorite review by far... congrats!

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