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!