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Kodak Ektachrome E200 (35mm, 200 iso) user-review

It’s feeling crossed, double and blue. This film was part of my last shopping spree in the Lomoshop and it was lying around until it finally met up with the Ricoh R1. It had the honour of passing two times through the great camera the R1 is, and here are the results.

I’ve had this film crossed, and it delivers a nice array of blues with now and then a touch of red or yellow. It’s like a deep dive into the ocean. The grain is nice too, a bit more subtle than in for example crossed Kodak Elitechrome. The pictures are a bit more detailed in the highlights and shadows too.

The last years I’ve always cross processed my slide films, but with the E200 I’m not sure this is the right decision. Rest assured, I like the results, but this film deserves better. It’s a quite pricey and high quality film, so maybe it should be handled with more respect. I like the Elitechrome better for cross-processing, since it delivers more colours than the E200. But of course, it’s up to you what you do with it. I have another one lying around so maybe now I’ll have it processed E6-style. Another option is pushing it: like stated in another review (the 120-version) the package says “push to 800”, which might deliver other nice results too. This film is versatile!

A bit more info on the double exposure on the Ricoh R1 (check the review here). There is unfortunately no MX-button on the R1, so I used the most basic procedure: I marked the film and put it back in. The camera loads the film itself and then feeds it back to the canister, so I wasn’t sure whether it would expose the pictures one over another, but it did! Making multiple exposures with the R1 is simple: just mark the film and after finishing it, just put it back in and align the mark. Simple comme bonjour!

written by cubilas

2 comments

  1. wil6ka

    wil6ka

    great stuff cubillas.
    I creossed experied E200, but this wasn't so much fun.
    will continue to be patient with this film.
    you gave me inspiration!

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  2. anathea

    anathea

    haven't the deep blues with this film yet ( perhaps too expired film or my lab's fault?) but like the first commenter, I'm inspired to try again. A truly beautiful set of examples, both of the film stock and of double exposure technique

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