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Kodak Ektachrome 100 HC (120, 100 iso) User-Review

I came across this rare discontinued film on ebay and I would say that's your best bet to find some for yourself. I haven't seen it anywhere since so I am very happy that I grabbed up as many rolls as my budget would allow.

Similar to its Ektachrome brethren, the 100 HC is a perfect candidate for cross processing. When shot as a standard slide for xpro you will get accented blue hues as well as vamped up yellows, but none too overpowering. Typical blocky, dark shadows and washed highlight contrasts appear and will increase with over or under-exposure respectively. I like the fact that it doesn’t make your shots totally crazy with unnecessary color. It can be used just as well for nice portraits as cool xpro shots.

I push processed a roll, over exposed some shots as well as underexposed a stop as I typically do for xpro to see the various color schemes you could achieve with this film. I came back with some interesting results and plan to have a lot more fun experimenting with this film. When over exposed or pushed it can give you very washed skies which can even appear white. This film yearns for bright sunshine with a small aperture and a larger aperture in shady conditions. At night with a flash it is a little finicky about giving a proper exposure so be weary if you don’t have a professional grade flash you can adjust. I can’t blame it too much as that is a typical fallback with expired films.

I’m looking forward to many more colorful rolls with this fine film.

written by lomosexual_manboy

13 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    Looks like a cool film! Love the close-up dog & ducks shots! :)

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

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

    HI THERE, supercool gallery...

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  3. paramir

    paramir

    beautiful gallery, looks like a film to hunt for...

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  4. dogma

    dogma

    Nice shots and film!

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  5. stouf

    stouf

    Hahaha now anyone who posted a film review this week thinks: damn' I won't get the 'of the week award'...! Congrats mate !

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  6. leela_dark

    leela_dark

    cool close-ups with fantastic colors, I also like your overexposed shots, great review!

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  7. ilovemydiana

    ilovemydiana

    those are great colors

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  8. ilovemydiana

    ilovemydiana

    oh, and 7 is stunning.

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  9. fancholland2

    fancholland2

    Great film! The pics are superb and very original close ups! Great post!

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  10. satomi

    satomi

    yeah! Super review! Not only that the colors looks great, but the images themselves are amazing already!

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  11. rodex

    Nice review! If I want to have a darkroom in my house, where should I look for a good guide to build one and to develop film. I'd also want to be able to cross-process. Thanks!

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  12. blueskyandhardrock

    blueskyandhardrock

    I see the duck!

    Got some amazing shots. Thanks for the tips!

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  13. lloyd_ay

    lloyd_ay

    17 is killer.

    Nice review!

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