As its name suggests, KODAK E100VS (VIVID SATURATION) is a slide film with high saturation, which gives amazing colors after cross-processing.
I can still remember why I have this film in my fridge. It’s because one day I needed to go to a developing shop to buy some slides for my friend, and I also bought some for myself. I didn’t know that E100VS is a very sharp, yet saturated slide. One day, I randomly picked a roll of slide film and went to the Kowloon Walled City Park and the church to take photos.
Albeit I have tried a lot of slides, no other ones are able to outshine E100VS, in terms of saturation! Be that sky blue, deep red of the flowers, grassy green, or sharp yellow, this slide gives a splendid color! Moreover, each color is very sharp after cross-processing, no color is particularly stressed.
Although I didn’t set the ISO higher (After X-pro, the contrast will increase, therefore ISO needs to be raised to reduced the overshot contrast), the photos didn’t lose the details as I would have imagined, and the contrast is not overshot (unless you face the sun). Meanwhile, the grain is fine. It is definitely my cup of tea (I love fine grainy photos).
The only thing that does not satisfy me is, since E100VS gives good result in every color, it leads to a very yellowish skin. Therefore, I do not recommend taking portraits with this film, since the photos will scare people off! Notwithstanding, when taking photos of landscape, E100VS is your definite choice!