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Kodak Ektachrome Tungsten (35mm, 160 iso) User-Review

A great film for x-pro , the Ektachrome T160!

Jimmy recommended this film recently and I took the risk of stocking up some of it. After running 2 rolls through my LC-A+, I’m convinced that this is one great film for cross processing.

One thing I noticed is that it performs better on shaded areas or in low light situations. Cross processed colours are wicked and it gives either a blue-ish tone or a warm cast that I love. Under certain lighting conditions, you’ll find some nice grainy shots being produced.

I am sure it’s great for a collaboration doubles too! Going to go stock up more of these before they go missing here on earth.

written by ndroo

5 comments

  1. johnbromka

    hey, ndroo, great tungsten shots. Thanks for the tip about seeking low-light situations. i bought some of this film a year ago (close-out at a university book store), but hadn't used any of it, 'cause i couldn't quite anticipate the best way to use this rare peculiar stuff for xpro. Ready now! Thanks for sharing.
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  2. stouf

    stouf

    N°12 rocks !

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  3. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    How were you filtering your camera for the shots? Tungsten balanced film will always give a bluish cast in daylight because it is not properly balanced for 5000+ K light if it is unfiltered, but is should reproduce normal or warm tones under artificial light at the 3200K ish mark. Fuji and Kodak both continue to produce tungsten balanced film, so you should be able to get your hands on it for a while anyway. Nice work!

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  4. ndroo

    ndroo

    Thanks.

    @kino-eye : What do you mean by 'filtering your camera for the shots'? Sorry I don't quite understand that.

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  5. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    I just meant to ask how, and what type, of filtration was used on the camera when the shots were taken. I know that from shooting tungsten balanced reversal film for cinema, I use a #85 warming filter when shooting in daylight to correct the film. That's all.

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