Kodak Ektacolor Pro 160 (120, iso 160) User-Review


Looking for an alternative film and reasonable priced for your Holga or Diana? here comes the Kodak Ektacolor Pro 160.

When I went shopping for 120 film at a local shop (probably one of the last shops here in Saigon that still sell and develop medium format films), this film got into my shopping cart just because its price wouldn’t hurt my pocket as much as other films they have in there. I got a few rolls of Kodak Ektarcolor and some other Fuji as well. I feed my Holga 120GCFN and go shoot right away.

When I got these developed I was very happy with the result: strong blue, nice warm yellow and deep red, the results was very impressive! The good thing is this film got 160 iso compared to the 100 iso of the other brand I got, and I always feel more comfortable shooting with higher speed film, because I am limited in terms of shutter speed or aperture settings on my Holga. Although there’s an aperture switch on the Holga but I’d keep it in “cloudy” all the time.

This film is great when you shoot outdoor on a sunny day, very nice grain, the sky is more blue and the skin tone is perfect. I shoot a lot at night, long exposure, indoor with the color flash and I’m very happy with the result. If you are looking for some alternative film choice for your Holga or Diana, this film is for you.

written by longcg on 2010-01-30 #gear #120 #review #long-exposure #portrait #holga-120 #vietnam #made-in-china #kodak-ektacolor-pro-160


  1. paramir
    paramir ·

    impressive gallery, looks like a very nice film

  2. smclemon
    smclemon ·

    Weird colours for a CN film!

  3. dogma
    dogma ·

    Great shots!

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great review and gallery :)

  5. larslau
    larslau ·

    Beautiul pictures!

  6. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    indeed an affordable film with a very good quality :) we've shoot it all way long in China :) the holga aperture switch might be neutralized, so in fact the switch doesn't matter

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    Surprising results ! Love it !

  8. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    nice review and nice gallery...

  9. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    Great gallery

  10. heshanj
    heshanj ·

    i just got a holga and found this film to be cheap too. i m currently living in saigon too.. im assuming u bought this film from saigon photo center? its the only store selling a good range of film that ive found

  11. andrejemomcilovic
    andrejemomcilovic ·


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