The Kodak Ektachrome 100 HC 120: A User-Review


I came across this rare discontinued film on eBay and I would say that’s your best bet to find some for yourself. I haven’t seen it anywhere since so I am very happy that I grabbed up as many rolls as my budget would allow.

Similar to its Ektachrome brethren, the 100 HC is a perfect candidate for cross processing. When shot as a standard slide for X-Pro you will get accented blue hues as well as vamped up yellows, but none too overpowering. Typical blocky, dark shadows and washed highlight contrasts appear and will increase with over or under-exposure respectively. I like the fact that it doesn’t make your shots totally crazy with unnecessary color. It can be used just as well for nice portraits as cool X-Pro shots.

I push processed a roll, overexposed some shots as well as underexposed a stop as I typically do for X-Pro to see the various color schemes you could achieve with this film. I came back with some interesting results and plan to have a lot more fun experimenting with this film. When overexposed or pushed it can give you very washed skies which can even appear white. This film yearns for bright sunshine with a small aperture and a larger aperture in shady conditions. At night with a flash, it is a little finicky about giving a proper exposure so be wary if you don’t have a professional grade flash you can adjust. I can’t blame it too much as that is a typical fallback with expired films.

I’m looking forward to many more colorful rolls with this fine film.

This film review was written by Lomographer lomosexual_manboy. For more reviews, make sure to follow fellow Lomographers through their LomoHomes.

written by lomosexual_manboy on 2010-04-04 #gear #medium-format #120 #review #slide-film #ektachrome #push-process #kodak #xpro #diana #100iso #lubitel-166u


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Looks like a cool film! Love the close-up dog & ducks shots! :)

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

    HI THERE, supercool gallery...

  3. paramir
    paramir ·

    beautiful gallery, looks like a film to hunt for...

  4. dogma
    dogma ·

    Nice shots and film!

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Hahaha now anyone who posted a film review this week thinks: damn' I won't get the 'of the week award'...! Congrats mate !

  6. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    cool close-ups with fantastic colors, I also like your overexposed shots, great review!

  7. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    those are great colors

  8. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    oh, and 7 is stunning.

  9. fancholland2
    fancholland2 ·

    Great film! The pics are superb and very original close ups! Great post!

  10. satomi
    satomi ·

    yeah! Super review! Not only that the colors looks great, but the images themselves are amazing already!

  11. rodex
    rodex ·

    Nice review! If I want to have a darkroom in my house, where should I look for a good guide to build one and to develop film. I'd also want to be able to cross-process. Thanks!

  12. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    I see the duck!

    Got some amazing shots. Thanks for the tips!

  13. lloyd_ay
    lloyd_ay ·

    17 is killer.

    Nice review!

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