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.