Review: Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100 EBX

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Is this the best slide film to cross-process?

When I began my lomographic journey and discovered the photos that made them looked so uniquely Lomo — the crazy colours, strong contrast — and found out that they were shot in slides cross-processed, I went around asking which is the best of the lot.

Most people replied 2 films – Kodak Elite Chrome EBX and Agfa CT Precisa, with the X-Pro Chrome closing in third. So far, I have yet to try the Agfa, but the EBX has left me impressed.

On a recent LomoWalk event in Kuala Lumpur, I loaded my camera with the EBX, eager to try out this film. It is not exactly hard to find; and comparing with some other films, is a little cheaper too. There are two versions of this film: the one with extra colour (EBX) and the one without (EB), which is harder to find. Anyway, no harm getting the extra colour ones most of the time!

The results are within expectations: great colours, strong contrast and really intense hues. Prominent colour that stands out are yellow and blue. Sometimes certain parts, especially white, tend to be over exposed, but I’m not too sure if this is the film or the camera. Either way, the film has qualities that makes everyday shots turn interesting!

I can’t really tell if this is the best yet until I tried the Agfa; but I knew if I needed a slide film quickly that yields great results, I will get the EBX due to its availability!

written by shuttersentinel17 on 2011-08-22 in #reviews #slide-film #ebx #review #extra #100 #cross-process #colour #user-review #elitechrome #kodak #lomography

10 Comments

  1. yein
    yein ·

    nice,,,

  2. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    My favorite films of all time. :)

  3. efan
    efan ·

    the best slide film ever! my most favorite...

  4. tiranapermata
    tiranapermata ·

    my first and favorite film :)

  5. houda21
    houda21 ·

    Question, do you only cross process slide films? I'm new to Lomography and a little confused :s

  6. houda21
    houda21 ·

    Question, do you only cross process slide films? I'm new to Lomography and a little confused :s

  7. pmatt
    pmatt ·

    @ houda21 take a look at www.crossprocessing.info/

  8. shuttersentinel17
    shuttersentinel17 ·

    @houda21 You can choose not to, but usually we do that because of the unexpected results! Like what pmatt said you can take a look at www.crossprocessing.info/ , it's really informative!

  9. houda21
    houda21 ·

    Thanks guys! Much appreciated.

  10. andrewcc
    andrewcc ·

    Try and processing it in E6 you wont be disappointed its a really great film and I feel cross processing it does it justice. You should just try and cross process expired slide film and save the non-expired stuff for slides

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