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Cross-Processed Kodak Elitechrome ED 200: Never Again?

My first reaction whenever I see these pictures is to put them in a box and never look at them again. But to me, Lomography is all about experimenting and not everything can come out good. We just have to take the best out of everything -- that's why I decided to write a review about this film that I definitely don't like.

My first attempt with the Kodak Elitechrome ED 200 was with the SuperSampler. The results were stupidly blue so I didn’t upload most of the pictures or looked at them twice. A few months later, when organizing pictures, I found them and I liked it a bit more. I decided to upload and they were welcomed by the community. I like some, but…isn’t there too much blue?!

At the time when I shoot these pictures, I didn’t pay much attention to films. I had some nice results with the Kodak Elitechrome EBX 100 and I thought they were similar, so one year later I decided to try the Kodak Elitechrome ED 200 again, convinced it would come out really nice if I didn’t use it with the SuperSampler So I tried it on my beloved Spinner 360.

It was the best results I ever got with this film and I thought the colors weren’t all that great because I scanned it at home. So when I started scanning my third Kodak Elitechrome ED 200 that I’ve loaded into the Horizon Kompakt, I thought that was the problem.

After almost crying and almost throwing my scanner out of the window, I took it to the lab so that professionals scanned it. I’ve paid a lot since the film was already cut and they charged me by picture and the results were… well, in some pictures, even worst than mine!

There are even worst shots but I wont upload them. So, what went wrong? Was there some problem with this last film, the worst of them all? Is it always like this or you can never tell what’s going to happen when you cross-process this film? Should I give a last try with it in my LC-A and play with the ISO and aperture? Or just develop it as a slide film instead of cross processing it?

I find it very hard to like pictures by other lomographers with this film too. The ones I like are usually EB 100. So, tell me, how was your experience with this film?

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written by saidseni


  1. dabai


    Haha u're not alone. I have bad experiences with this film too. Used lca and perfekt to shoot but dun really like the color tones. Worst thing is I still have 5 rolls of this :x

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  2. russheath


    When I've had trouble with other XPRO slide film, sometimes it helps to underexpose more than usual (i.e. 2-3 stops)?? Maybe it will help . . . :D

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  3. gvelasco


    Thanks for this review.

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  4. lomoloque


    This film is one of my favourite film because when first time I using this film the result comes out very awesome. This is my favourite photo when I using this film http://www.lomograph(…)os/14742215

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  5. in_search_of_answers


    it seems, that the problem is in horizon's sensitivity to the light.
    i suppose, and it was mentioned, slide film should be underexposed for 2-3 steps while using horizon.
    keep on testing!

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  6. mephisto19


    i really like that film and in europe it turns out green.... light green - very nice... send it to someone for doubles and get it developed there...!

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  7. monamarques


    Hey, I like most of these pictures!

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  8. saidseni


    @dabai: Thanks! :D I guess that's is why it is not out of stock on the Online Shop, ahahah! ;) @russheath, @in_search_of_answers: It's the Kompakt, can't really do that but yes, I agree. But it never worked that bad with other slide films! Maybe should use the Horizon filters...? @mephisto19: Hmmm... I'm in Europe...? Sorry, didn't understood! @lomoloque: I know...! Usually I don't like other ppl's pictures with this films either but yours rock! @gvelasco, @monamarques: Thank you! :)

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  9. lomoloque


    @saidseni : thanks

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  10. neanderthalis


    My results came out really turquoise. I do not really care for that. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  11. namwann_piz


    I think your photos are great, anyway :)

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  12. saidseni


    @namwann_piz: Thank you!

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  13. peropero


    oh i have a bunch of those and never really had problems. i do have problems sometimes with EBX getting too overexposed on lc-a+ and lc-wide.

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  14. saidseni


    @peropero: Obrigada por aumentar a (minha) confusão! :P Estou a brincar, claro! What I have learned is, with x-pro slide film, you can always expect the unexpected. :)

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  15. peropero


    hahaha you'r right!!

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  16. alessandroleen


    Honestly, I really like the color tones! It's nice to see a film going the blue side of the spectrum when x-pro'd. In my experience, if I underexpose my to-be-x-pro'd slides, they either come out fine (or great), or completely orange-redish.
    I've actually had more bad luck with the Lomography X-Pro 200. Used it during new year's (saving up my rolls since it seems to be out of stock) and only two photos of the entire roll came out decent enough...

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  17. saidseni


    @alessandroleen: I want to try the Kodak Ektachrome now, fast before they end!

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  18. capitu


    i LOVED the last film!

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  19. anafaro


    If the photos you've ended up liking the most where the Spinner one and since spinner works best with ISO 400 films, it means you have to underexpose your film when using the Horizon. I've had photos from my horizon looking like yours when basically I misexposed the photo and they ended up being a bit overexposed. In any case, I love crazy color shifts and I think your photos rock!!!!! :)

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  20. saidseni


    @anafaro: Thanks! I feel the Horizon often overexposes pictures but it is a Kompakt, no can do. :/ I really like to use it with redscale because of that!

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  21. itsdebraanne


    i like the spinner 360 photos more. yeah it's a little too much blue but they're still good photos. why is this not in the review section?

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  22. saidseni


    Isn't this on the reviews??

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