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Kodak Ektar (35mm, 100 iso) User-Review

There have been a few reviews of Ektar so far, but here is something I haven't seen yet: This is Ektar Xpro'ed!

For this one I decided to play around a bit with my Ektar. I have two rolls in the gallery: one went through my Holga WPC, the other through my Pentacon Penti II. Both were processed in E6 and pushed two stops. If you decide to try this, don’t forget to push at least two stops, otherwise you’ll end up with extremely low contrast negatives.

Ektar is finicky, real finicky about exposure when cross processed – you may even want to underexpose by a half stop or so. When overexposed it explodes in crazy shades of mint green and peach, but when the exposure is kept under tight reigns the results are quite cool!

The fine grain is apparent even when cross processed – you’d never know that some of the gallery pictures are done on a half frame camera.

I have a final roll of Ektar sitting in my fridge, and it’s definitely getting the same treatment as these two!

written by eggzakly

14 comments

  1. ethermoon

    ethermoon

    wow! this one totally rocks! i wonder how does E6 works on Lucky, Fujicolor and other cheap films out there...

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  2. anarchy

    anarchy

    AWESOME!!! =D

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  3. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Wow these colors really went buck wild. Thanks for doing an alternative film review.

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  4. ilovemydiana

    ilovemydiana

    goog color

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  5. disdis

    disdis

    What a great gallery and review!

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  6. migueld

    migueld

    AMAZING

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  7. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    it has a touch of expired instax films underexposed. =)

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  8. azurblue

    azurblue

    Gorgeous !

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  9. larslau

    larslau

    Great review...

    @ethermoon: From my experiences color negative films almost always get that 'peachy' look from being cross-processed.

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  10. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    this is the kind of film id like..

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  11. eggzakly

    eggzakly

    Thanks guys! Yes, C41 films often get peach (or pinkish) highlights when cross processed in e6. You don't always see the minty greens, though, deep blues seem to be a little more common.

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  12. stouf

    stouf

    Excellent ! I love E6 X-pro ! And you inspired me already, I'm trying it these days... 8D

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  13. eggzakly

    eggzakly

    And did you all notice the Lomo-cup on Goldarella's bumper? ;)

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  14. disasterarea

    disasterarea

    far out colors

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