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

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If you're not a fan of intense colour, you should probably turn around now...

I had been wanting to use this slide film for a while now. I had seen endless examples of what cross processing does to this beast and simply had to try it for myself! Famous for significant shifts in colour when processed in C-41 chemicals, this film lived up to all of my expectations…and then some!

From my experience, you will get the best results when your subjects are bathed in artificial lighting. Whether you’re on the subway, at a house party, or in a museum looking at dinosaur fossils, this film will transform your shots into neon-glowing rectangles of immense colour! Yellows will go green, whites will go blue, and everything else will be amplified all the way up to 11. One other thing that really stood out to me was the shocking amount of contrast on some of the shots I took using my LC-A. I overexposed a few by one stop, and that really kicks things into overdrive! Don’t let the slow speed fool you, I got some of my best results from this film when I was in darker conditions…just make sure to use a flash if you don’t have a tripod with you (or if you have shaky hands!).

If you need an injection of colour in your world and think that your day-to-day life needs a hefty contrast boost, this film should be stacked high in your fridge!

written by minty on 2010-01-05 in #reviews #kodak #elitechrome #xpro #100iso #ebx #lomo-lc-a #cross-processed #colourful

18 Comments

  1. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Nice review!! I like EBX!!! Awesome film!!

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    Really nice gallery!

  3. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    i often use elitechrome, but never got this color.... i love it.

  4. nural
    nural ·

    I love 7 & 9!!! The colors looks so lively!!!

  5. satomi
    satomi ·

    Wow, you made me fall in love with this film! Love the heart:D Thank you for the awesome review!

  6. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    I really dig number 7 and 12.

  7. dazb
    dazb ·

    Great review, love Elitechromes!

  8. adbigmilk
    adbigmilk ·

    So many beautiful shots over here !

  9. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    my fave film!

  10. robotonton
    robotonton ·

    i love picture number 9..its just so full with colors :)

  11. fancholland2
    fancholland2 ·

    Great EBX gallery! This film is just amazing!

  12. stouf
    stouf ·

    Excellent review ! The last shot in very impressive !

  13. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    always and forever will be my all-time-favourite film!

  14. pennylane316
    pennylane316 ·

    I don't like this... I love it! i can't wait to try this film.

  15. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    I definitely will try this film! Love the colors, thx

  16. basho
    basho ·

    Amazing! Now I'll have to look for a roll of EXB...

  17. jibbins
    jibbins ·

    Definitely have to agree photo 7 is a favorite, I also like the blurriness in 10 it makes it so much more interesting of a shot, I think I need to start making a list of films I'd like to try. This one will be on it for sure.

  18. nlafranchi
    nlafranchi ·

    really nice :) cant wait to shot with mine:) :)

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