Kodak may be at the point of bankruptcy, but that isn't stopping them from producing amazing emulsions. Kodak Pro Image 100 is certainly no exception
Right now, Kodak is facing a major financial problem and has resorted to selling off rights to different companies. A midst all this chaos, they still managed to release new films and updated emulsions such as Ektar 100 and Portra 160, Pro Image 100 being one of them. I just recently found this film and had to do a bit of “research” on it since I’ve never heard anything about it. Apparently Kodak Pro Image (or Pro Foto in other places) is a revision of Kodak Gold. Released sometime near 1997, Kodak has updated it’s mix sometime this year (correct me if I’m wrong). So, knowing the superb quality that Gold gives, I had to try it out. I bought 5 rolls and I’m glad I did.
Compared to Kodak Gold, the colours are much more blown out, the grain is finer (although I can’t appreciate this much since I have a sh** scanner) the image is sharper and details are much more refined. This even works fine in low light, despite it being only 100 ISO
But, like all “slow” or “medium” speed films, expect to get great results in au naturale sunlight
Kodak Pro Image, although rather hard to find, is an amazing negative that gives great results and is budget friendly so your wallet won’t be jumping off a cliff anytime soon