Kodak Ektachrome ESD (35mm, 100 iso)


Some really expired Kodak Ektachrome ESD film I tested in my 1990 LC-A. Shot it at 50iso instead of the box speed of 100 and it turned out really nice and bluey.

I managed to get some really expired (expired 1991!!!) Kodak Ektachrome ESD films. I loaded it into my 90’s Lomo LC-A (the film is in fact older than the camera!! hahaha) and brought it along for a lunch outing. While I was wary that its a good 20 years past its useful life, I decided to expose the films a stop down at iso 50. It proved to be a great idea and the photos turned out great (no doubt grainy). Underexposed photos look overly blue (but nice) while the nicely exposed ones look even better.

I read somewhere that film speed drops by a stop every ten years, and perhaps I should shoot this at iso25 the next time round!

This film gives a nice blue color shift when cross processed, compared to the green, yellow, red color shifts from the other slide films. Just right for me when I was getting sick of the Fuji Velvias, Sensias, 64T, Provias, etc.

You definitely gotta try this if you are able to find them!! (esp the really expired ones! =p )

written by weihsuan on 2010-07-01 #gear #expired #review #lc-a #slide-film #singapore #kodak-ektachrome-esd #very-expired-film


  1. paramir
    paramir ·

    great colors, I love the blueish hues... great gallery!

  2. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    wonderful review, your shots are amazing!

  3. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·


  4. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Love 5 and 9, but gotta disagree with you lumping 64t in with the green, yellow and red colour shifting slides - 64t is all about the blue, blue, blue baby!

  5. weihsuan
    weihsuan ·

    thanks guys! pity one of my fav shot from the roll wasn't in the gallery!

    nicolas_noir: I think I wasn't clear. Was refering to the Fuji 64T RTP II.. which is different from the RTP (a different box). it gives kinda green shifts at least for me +D


  6. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Hi weihsuan! i like the blues too :) great review and tip!!

  7. poundcakezarah
    poundcakezarah ·

    Hi Do you have anymore ESDs? haha

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