Efke KB100 (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

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A Croatian film that's truly old school, bursting with silver and yields amazing grey tones.

A Croatian film that’s truly old school, bursting with silver and yields amazing grey tones.

I scored some slightly expired rolls of this a few weeks back and couldn’t wait to run them through my Diana F+. Upon receiving my negatives back and scanning them in, I was stunned at the results.

It seems like there’s a great amount of contrast, something I’m particular to – the black is nice and dark and the whites are brilliant!

The grain is relatively low and combined with the softness of the plastic lens, the images seem dreamlike and surreal. Thankfully, I stocked up on a few rolls and can’t wait to pair this film up again!

written by brendend on 2008-10-22 in #reviews #efke #35mm #negative #b-w

5 Comments

  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    what a lovely gallery!!! i want that film now!!!

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    it is not in the shop.... will it be? and how mcuh is it per roll?

  3. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    beautiful shots!

  4. d_i_d
    d_i_d ·

    so far we have just the efke ir820. but we are working on that...

  5. brendend
    brendend ·

    thanks for the comments - if you want to see a few more shots, i ran a roll through my supersampler :)

    beta.lomography.com/homes/brendend/images/films/efke-kb100-…

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