Kodak Ektachrome Lumiere 100X (120, 100 iso) User-Review

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A very rare but exquisite film, giving intense saturation and deep, gorgeous blues!

I first stumbled upon Kodak’s Lumiere when I was searching eagerly for a bargain on Ebay’s expired film selection. After wandering through the listings, I came across a particular lot of 10 or so rolls of a slide film I had never heard of before: Ektachrome Lumiere. Off of a whim, I snagged the good deal, knowing really nothing about what I was buying.

Afterwards, I tried to do a little research. It turns out that there is VERY LITTLE information about it at all. However, I managed to obtain a little knowledge. I turns out that Ektachrome Lumiere was a professional transparency film launched by Kodak in ’93. It offered fine grain and saturated, warm colors. I assume it was discontinued shortly after, for all the rolls of it I have seen have been generally marked with an expiration date circa 1996 or so.

Enough with all the technical babble- on to the real stuff! A while back, I sent in about five rolls to my local lab to have xproed. I was a little nervous due to the film’s age, however the results put me in a state of near ecstasy. It turns out that Kodak’s Lumiere behaves similarly to its modern cousin E100G—giving vivid saturation and punchy, deep, royal blues.

I was so happy that I even bought more! Overall, I highly recommend this particular film. Due to how old Ektachrome Lumiere is, might be very hard to find, but if you do, it is a wonderful little gem indeed!

written by awm1 on 2009-08-31 #gear #blue #review #ektachrome #lumiere #kodak #xpro #holga

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12 Comments

  1. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    great work!

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    woooooooooooowww.. lovely review!

  3. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    no 12 and no 13 is so cool!

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Absolutely gorgeous ! I wanna try it !!!

  5. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    wow! that gallery is splendid!!!

  6. raissuli
    raissuli ·

    Fantastic results!!

  7. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Gorgeous with the leaks !!!

  8. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    no no no noooot bad at all!

  9. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    wonderful gallery! specially #12 is so lovely!

  10. awm1
    awm1 ·

    Thank you so much for the compliments guys!
    I really do think this is my favorite film. Its just so hard to find these days : /

  11. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great review!! And congrats for the review of the week award! :)

  12. merge
    merge ·

    I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for some Lumiere now and great shots too.

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