Kodak Ektacolor Pro Gold (220, 160 iso) User-Review


Redscaling a dinosaur

Retro meets retro but not face to face :) I always wanted to redscale a medium format film, and this time got a chance to play with the right one, without a paper. It’s a 220 film, not 120 and as we all know it has two differences: (a) no paper, only film and (b) the film is twice longer.

I’ve grabbed a few rolls from the same guy that sold me Kodak Vericolor III, redscaled them in a darkest corner of the apartment and shoot it like 40 ISO with my Kiev-6C (sometimes with a macro rings). Why 40? Because the original ISO is 160, but the film is too old, hence 80 ISO. And another correction was because the film is being shot from the plastic side (contrary to the emulsion side).

I definitely enjoyed the results. Next time will try with a plastic lens camera as well :)

written by breakphreak on 2010-03-08 #gear #review #120-film #kodak #expired-in-1995 #kiev-6c


  1. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    i have always wanted my redscales to look like this -

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Very impressive gallery ! The macros are stunning !

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Wow, great shots!!

  4. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Great idea ! And the results are gorgeous ! I love it !

  5. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    great gallery indeed, and shot 4 is amazing!

  6. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    your gallery is ah-meh-zeng!

  7. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    you rocks

  8. j_robert
    j_robert ·

    Bravo. Those are some great results.

  9. paramir
    paramir ·

    great work! wonderful gallery. I've to go redscale as well... :)

  10. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    wow :) was a day off, first my review had been published finally which is a big surprise and I see so many friendly comments next to it so the surprise becomes king size! my appreciation can't be overestimated :)

    still, some ideas (hope you'll find 'em interesting) are in my sleeve :) several of them had been submitted for publishing ;)

  11. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Very cool. I've been wanting to try redscale with 220 film instead of going through the trouble of making a 120 roll redscale. You got some great results indeed.

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