The irresistible Kodak E100VS!


Blue skies, yellow tiles, red walls, green trees. For someone like me who had never tried this film, I am blown away by its powerful saturated colors when cross processed!

Before I travelled to Beijing again in November, I bought some Kodak Ektachrome 100VS from Lomography Online Shop for the first time and loaded it into my long neglected Holga 120GN. I just felt like taking a gamble on the trip in using this unknown film.

It was autumn time in Beijing and the skies are clear, the ideal conditions for shooting iso100 film with Holga. As I am on holiday, I brought the Holga everywhere I go, regardless if I am indoors or outdoors, day or night.

As E100VS film (120 format) is quite costly, I brought my entire stash, all of 2 rolls to Beijing to shoot! Whenever I take any shots of the ancient Chinese buildings with their vibrant reds, blues, yellows, and greens, I am sure the colors will turn out even more saturated due to VS (Vivid Saturation) emulsion.

When I came back to Hong Kong, I was undecided whether to normal or cross process the films. In the end, I decided to be more adventurous and cross process the films.

I am really amazed by the results.

This is such a wonderful film! To me, it is the 120 version of the discontinued European Agfa CT100 film!

written by ericeast on 2011-02-04 #gear #120 #review #hong-kong #china #kodak-e100vs #lomography #135 #holga #beijing #cross-processing #hk #e2c #vivid-saturation #user-review
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  1. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    Oh wow! Amazing colors, I agree! Beautiful Beijing shots, too :)

  2. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    what a delicious gallery!

  3. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    great pictures!

  4. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    新年好 :)

  5. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Wow! Excellent choice of film for those buildings.

  6. ericeast
    ericeast ·

    Thanks for comments and likes!

  7. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Amazing photos!

  8. fivedayforecast
    fivedayforecast ·

    This film has let me down 90% of the time. But I'm glad you like it! hahaha

  9. csy
    csy ·

    ancient building within spectacular colors!

  10. javihacefotos
    javihacefotos ·

    Love this film!!!! it´s my favorite!

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