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?