There have been a few reviews of Ektar so far, but here is something I haven’t seen yet: This is Ektar Xpro’ed!
For this one I decided to play around a bit with my Ektar. I have two rolls in the gallery: one went through my Holga WPC, the other through my Pentacon Penti II. Both were processed in E6 and pushed two stops. If you decide to try this, don’t forget to push at least two stops, otherwise you’ll end up with extremely low contrast negatives.
Ektar is finicky, real finicky about exposure when cross processed – you may even want to underexpose by a half stop or so. When overexposed it explodes in crazy shades of mint green and peach, but when the exposure is kept under tight reigns the results are quite cool!
The fine grain is apparent even when cross processed – you’d never know that some of the gallery pictures are done on a half frame camera.
I have a final roll of Ektar sitting in my fridge, and it’s definitely getting the same treatment as these two!
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