Check out the first part of my emulsion guide from my recent Lisbon trip, featuring Kodak EBX 100, Rollei Digibase, Kodak Ektar 100 and Kodak Technical Pan.
In the midst of Austria’s long, cold and lightness winter I took some days of for a quick trip to the amazing city of Lisbon. Finally having all the time and sun on my side, it was time to grab my two Yashicas (Electro and FR-1) and start shooting.
So here is the first part of my emulsion guide coming straight out of Portugal:
Kodak Elitechrome EBX
This film is not called “extra colour” for nothing! I think 8 of last 10 rolls I shot were EBX, I just love this film. If you take a look at the pictures you’ll see how this film reacts to different light conditions. If you are in an indoor setting or without direct light sources, the picture will get a kinda “cinematic” feel to it with a greenish tinge. This is how I mostly use it, because its this special aesthetic that I want to see in my pictures (No.1 in the first gallery is a good example). When you use it in bright daylight however this film will go completely wild on you. The blues and yellows will just blow you away.
Rollei Digibase CN 200 35mm
Easily one of my favourite Color Negative Films. While other emulsions blow up the colors and add add a little extra contrast, (which is great as well don’t get me wrong), this film delivers a much more natural and classic look.
Kodak Ektar 100
I think everybody was pretty excited when Kodak announced that they would be bringing out a brand new emulsion, in times were you hear much more about companies discontinuing their classics. I had the chance to shoot a few rolls so far and along with the Digibase it got me on the color negative boat again. The best thing is still to come, they are producing a 120 version as well, which will be available here sometime soon.
Kodak Technical Pan
Although now no longer available I wanted to share these pictures with you as I’ve completely fallen in love with this film. With the right development (there are different methods for Technical Pan) this film can offer both, crazy contrast (almost only black and white – posterize effect) or rich grey tonalities. I’ll try source some similar film to this as soon as possible as the results can be pretty spectacular.
Check back next week with Fuji Superia 1600, Velvia 50 and Kodak EB 100 coming up!