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Kodak Ektar (120, 100 iso) User-Review

We all know the rule - use higher ISO films in less light and lower ISO films in more light. But aren't rules made to be broken? If you want a film that offers a huge range of color and flexibility in varied lighting situations despite its low ISO - then Kodak Ektar is it!

Kodak Ektar is made for experimenting. I’ve shot with this film in my Holga and have been very pleased with the results. On a cloudy morning, the fine grain of the film will give you muted colors and highlights that are odd yet delightful. With full sun, Ektar gives you amazing punch and color that sizzles. I’ve even tried setting the Holga to Bulb and doing some longer exposures in cloudy weather to play up colors and textures in my pictures using Ektar.

I find that this film reproduces blues, greens, and yellows very truthfully. Thanks to the low ISO, Ektar is great for double and triple exposures. If you’re unsure about experimenting with it, think about what the painter Bob Ross said, “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents”. With Ektar loaded in your camera – you and your pictures will be very, very happy!

written by sarahboat


  1. lomosexual_manboy


    I want to shoot some of this film soo badly. Next time I get some piggies saved up it's on.

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  2. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-


    love the gallery, love the film

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  3. hansie14


    Nice review! Love that last pic.

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  4. stouf


    Excellent gallery ! I really wanna try it now !

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  5. sarahboat


    Wow, thanks for all the lovely comments everyone!

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  6. birdfly


    I agree on the wonderfullness of this film, I use it a lot in my LC-A and it always delivers great images. Will try it in an Holga to soon. Ektar rules! Great post and really great gallery.
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  7. ivoryocean


    Great set, nice review, thanks! :}

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  8. iloveverdi


    if you overexpose ektar by two stops you can get some creepy results in x-pro (run through E-6). everything gets a blue, purplish hue:


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  9. tsintegrator

    Nice love the first pic I think it the bright colors By Jeff www.tsintegrator.com
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