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Kodak Ektachrome E200

Get a roll of this note-worthy but discontinued slide film, Kodak Ektachrome E200, before it's all gone!



I recently bought a package of expired film including a few rolls of Kodak Ektachrome E200. Not knowing much about this film, I did some research and found out that it was discontinued earlier this year. Curious about what it might look like when cross processed, I also browsed for sample images and found that it especially seemed to bring out the blue shades in a very pleasing manner.

So, I decided to take two rolls on a sailing trip. I figured that a film delivering nice blues would be the perfect choice for endless water and (hopefully) blue skies. When I went to pick up the prints two weeks later, I was surprised. Both rolls had behaved differently than expected. Instead of producing a blue hinge, the film had turned my photos greenish. Others came out with a strong yellow tinge, but none looked quite like what I had expected.

At first I was disappointed, but I soon decided that I still liked the pictures. After all, both rolls had been long expired (more than 8 years) and when cross processing you can never be sure what you’ll get anyway. And if it were any different, wouldn’t that take all the fun out of it?

So if you like to try out different kinds of slide film, I definitely suggest that you shoot a roll of Kodak Ektachrome E200 and expect to be surprised.

written by cornborn

5 comments

  1. jackpumpkinhead

    jackpumpkinhead

    Nice, some of those shots look like a 50s pirate film! GAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!

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  2. pyropanda

    pyropanda

    Those photos are amazing! It's like if a pirate had lomo before his time! haha
    I've only just embarked on my lomo journey and slide film confuses me, but I love the colours and feel. there seems to be so much atmosphere and surprises! I assume processing for slides is more expensive, but it seems worth it.

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  3. cornborn

    cornborn

    Hi @pyropanda, actually cross-processing a slide film is no more expensive than having a regular color negative film developed! If you're confused maybe you should check out http://crossprocessing.info/ it's really not that hard and definitely worth it!! :)

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  4. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Ahhh love those photos!!

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  5. guinastrapazi

    guinastrapazi

    nice review.. like to have some too - Lomography should produce it! =P

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