Kodak Ektachrome EPP (120, 100 iso) User-Review

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Well, do you know the feeling when you discover something good, and you are tempted not to share with your friends 'cause there'll more for you? And the feeling when you're discovering something SO GOOD, that you know there is no way you're not gonna share with your friends?

Credits: paramir

I discovered this film, like any good discovery, by chance. I went to my dealer to get my fix, and the Ektachrome VS was out. So I asked, what do you have to offer me instead? and he said, “oh, well, there’s the E100G which is nice and there’s the EPP, which is a very old fella in the market, and not for nothing. It is a very good one”. I wanted a pack of 5, and the box is lined with light cyan stripes, looking all very vintage like, and I immediately thought, “that is very cool”. I got the pack. here’s what came out of the first rolls, cross-processed:

Wow. I was impressed.

This is something I did not come across until now. This film kept the original colors, with no shift to one specific tone, and just gave them a huge saturation boost (and the known cross-process push to the contrast)! Amazing. I fell in love and here are the results (again, cross-processed):

And now, remember the dramatic opening of the article? I discovered by accident, on the Kodak website, that this dear film is in it’s last days. Discontinued (this dreadful word) as of 2009, stock will last until somewhere in the beginning of 2010. People, that’s now!! So, even though it will mean a bit less of it for me, go, go, go and get it while you can! (I’m sure gonna order a few 5-pack of this good stuff, and let it age (very shortly I guess) in a cool paper box in my fridge).

written by paramir on 2010-02-25 in #reviews #medium-format #discontinued #kodak #ektachrome #epp #120 #cross-process #x-pro

14 Comments

  1. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    great article paramir! yeah this film is a keeper. I used it on my Holga and the results on x pro are fantastic!

  2. nural
    nural ·

    this really is my favorite film!!!! Nice shots btw!

  3. larslau
    larslau ·

    Some great photos in this review..!

  4. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    Great article! I love it even when it's not cross-processed :O

  5. paramir
    paramir ·

    little correction: the second gallery is a mix of crossed and not crossed pictures. sorry for that! :)

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Super review ! I love the 35mm version of this film. Used it a lot in the Arctic... Now I want to try the 120 !!! Thanks !

  7. fancholland2
    fancholland2 ·

    Love the colours from this film when xprocess! I will order some before its too late!

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

    yeah this is a fantastic film and these great shots show this, congrats paramir

  9. satomi
    satomi ·

    oh, wow, love the landscape shots a lot! really beautiful. would love to try this film out!

  10. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Wonderfull shots for a great film... I had the chance to use it for some rolls during my stay in Burkina Faso, and I really loved the result... but never found some new stock of this film... :(
    www.lomography.com/search?query=vicuna%2Bepp

  11. beni
    beni ·

    great!

  12. lomo-art
    lomo-art ·

    A great product!
    shame that everything is removed from the market because people like sheep behind the other races but to go digital.

  13. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    Great, I was still looking for a special film to take on my next travel. I think I will try this one.

  14. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    oh man, your shots are supercool, this is really a lovely film....

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