Kodak Ultima (35mm, 100 iso) User-Review


A film that is good and cheap and exclusively for the Philippine market.

What intrigued me was the tag at the back of the pack that says: “for sale only in the Philippines”. What can I say? I must try out this film. The Kodak Ultima, 100 iso is priced at 55 pesos—that’s roughly about 1.11 USD, so it’s really cheap. But I’m not really a big fan of cheap films except for the Lucky Super film, but this one’s a Kodak, so I gave it a try.

I load it up with my Canon slr and the results turned out great. Very good contrast. The colors are reasonably accurate. The skin tone is a bit desaturated but that’s how I want it.

For its quality and price, it’s a 4.5 out of 5 rating for me!

written by boredbone on 2010-03-21 in #reviews #cheap #kodak #boredbone


  1. kaci_sk
    kaci_sk ·

    woow great gallery.

  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    ooo i likeee!

  3. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great gallery and review!

  4. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    wow astig ng photos. meron pa kaya neto sa pilipinas? :-)
    no.1 photo is cute!

  5. fancholland2
    fancholland2 ·

    Nice gallery! Congrats again for the winning gozilla!

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Super close-ups !

  7. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    great shots!

  8. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    $1 films are always a steal! :)

  9. juanix
    juanix ·

    wow! very nice gallery, makes me want to try the film:-)

  10. paramir
    paramir ·

    very nice gallery!

  11. lomoteddy
    lomoteddy ·

    very very cool ! salamat

  12. ceduxi0n
    ceduxi0n ·

    great, now i want san miguel :P any other films "for sale only in the Philippines?" My dad is coming to visit me at the end of this month. Sabihin ko pasalubong nya nalang sakin film hahah

  13. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    Great Gallery.
    I read that The film was first made specifically for India but the repackaged it for the Philippine market.

    ceduxi0n - Tell your dad to look for Solid Gold Film its cheap and has great colors and only sold in Manila. There are a couple of reviews here on the site.

  14. ceduxi0n
    ceduxi0n ·

    @halfawakehaiku - how cheap? i think the last time *i* bought film in the Philippines was when I still lived there.... I think early 1990's? I bought Agfa and Kodak because of the commercials :P I remember them being waaaayyy less than PhP50 back then.

  15. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    @ halfawakehaiku: thanks for that additional info. i saw it once in a Glorietta camera show and now i don't know where to find that film again. i should have bought more.:(
    @ceduxi0n: a balikbayan box full of films? why not:) try lucky super 200 film also.
    home sick ka na sa smb i bet.

    thanks all.

  16. batubalani
    batubalani ·

    It is available in True Colors Photo Supply in Hidalgo St. Quiapo, Manila. I buy 10 rolls today for any coverage I will do. Still a cheap option for Lucky Film

  17. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    @ batubalani: thanks for that info. now i'm off to hidalgo:)

  18. mamieberry
    mamieberry ·

    I love Ultima as well! But it is becoming scarce now. I hope I can get more while it's still available. Nice photos!

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