Ektar, Zero Grain and Super Saturation

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Noticeable smoothness and great saturation, Ektar lives up to the claims. Best for strong sunlight, or long exposure with tripod etc.

Ektar is only 100iso, which kinda limits it’s usefulness for me, or so I thought. I usually prefer to use Fuji X-tra 400iso for a colour neg film. However I have been really impressed by the lack of any noticeable grain on my Ektar shots. The colour saturation is very nice for a negative film, better than any other consumer Kodak film I may have tried (and hated) in the past. The saturation they claim is equivalent to slide film, well in some situations I do agree, especially long exposure.

For the few long exposure evening shots I tried the colour is stunning, I’ll dying to try more of that. The long exposure shots were taken on timer release and camera placed on something solid, table or railing.

Before I went to Hawaii, I asked vicuna if 100iso would be OK for underwater shots, I was afraid it would be a bit slow, he confirmed that 100iso would be OK because of the strong light they have there. So I was really glad to know this, and I got some amazing Turtle shots.

It also gave nice results for skiing on sunny days, nice colours and zero grain, though the slow speed made moving objects slightly blurred, but I like that as it shows a little movement (see skier, and the birds).

written by fash_on on 2011-03-26 in #reviews #100-iso #grain #saturation #user-review #kodak-ektar #negative-film #35mm-lomography

8 Comments

  1. j_rad
    j_rad ·

    This is a very impressive film! What beautiful, smooth images! I definitely would be fooled into thinking this was slide!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    A great film for sure! And you used your Canon Sureshot A1 camera, isn't it? ;)

  3. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Great review and beautiful pics!!

  4. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    @vicuna, yes these pics are from the Canon, my SLR's are jealous :)

  5. disasterarea
    disasterarea ·

    i agree, ektar has a beautiful silky luck. I've only shot one roll so far which was at ISO 200 (because i forgot to change the setting), but after compensating at the lab it came out great.

  6. muddymire
    muddymire ·

    hi:) your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!!!! x

  7. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    Thanks for all the likes :)

  8. dminilover
    dminilover ·

    Nice review! Got this film in 2 of my cameras at the moment..

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