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Featuring ISO 100 speed, high saturation and ultra-vivid color, Ektar 100 offers the finest, smoothest grain of any color negative film available today. Ideal for scanning, and offers extraordinary enlargement capability from a 35mm negative. A perfect choice for commercial photographers and advanced amateurs. Recommended applications: nature, travel, outdoor photography, fashion and product photography.
Submitted by Mac a Expert
Date Reviewed: February 4, 2014
Strengths: Last of the great films on the market, IMHO. Great color, tack sharp, phenomenal enlargements. My favorite media for night exposures: can expose for shadows, print for midtones for great dynamic range. As with all 35mm film, diffraction doesn't start until about f/16 or 22, so landscapers and architectural photographers can stop down for DOF without sacrificing color and sharpness.
Weaknesses: I wish Kodak would bring back Ektar 25, the best C-41 film ever released (although Fuji Reala was a very close second). A unique film that got 4x5 large format users to start carrying 35mm cameras! Given the trend towards long exposure photography in daytime, this film would do well.
A great film. I used the 35 and 120 formats (as great as the 35mm is, the 120 will make your jaw drop). Again, Kodak should also re-release Ektar 25. Tripod-shooters will love the detail, color, and ability to stop down. If you've never shot film, buy a cheap film body and a few rolls, attach a good lens, and be ready for a pleasant surprise!
Price Paid: $5.00
Purchased At: Bromfield Camera (Bo
Type of photography: Other
Submitted by Axle a Expert
Date Reviewed: June 6, 2012
Strengths: - fine grain
- amazing bright colours (almost kodachrome like...not bad for a C-41 film)
- Easy to Scan
Weaknesses: - ISO-100 only, which does limit its use in low light
- Skintones, the colours are pushed just enough to make them look hyper-real (but there is Portra)
- Tends to scan in slightly more cyan biased, but easy to fix in Photoshop
Where to start, probably one of the nicest colour negitive film out there, producing fantastic colours, fine gain, and the ease of scanning that I've found in most Kodak films. This film lives up to the legacy of it's name Ektar 25, complete with a similar grain structure (and lack there of). This is a great film for landscape and archeture work, the lack of grain makes it a perfect film to print big! The colours are very close to what you'd get out of slide film, but with a little more exposure latitude (not that much but better than your average E-6 film), which you'd expect from a C-41 film. Although when scanned in the colours tend to lean towards the cooler tones, a quick colour correction will bring out the wonderfully warm tones. Because of this Ektar remains my goto film for bright situations that require that wonderfully warm tones. It is however not a good choice when doing portrait work as the hyper-real colours do not reproduce skin tones as well as the Portra lines of film.
Similar Products Used: - Kodak Ektar 25
- Kodak Gold 100
- Kodak ProImage 100
- Kodak ProFoto XL
Type of photography: Other
Submitted by Dan Metts a Expert
Date Reviewed: November 24, 2011
Strengths: fine grain, bright colors, scans very well. price is not bad. Very good film for what it was made for.
Weaknesses: It is not the best film for portraits where natural skin tone is needed. I think the 160 osi film has in beat for flash shots of people.
I tried this film in 35mm and 120 size. It has very bright colors, It is very sharp with very high resolution and very fine grain. I made a 16x20 print from the 120 negative scan and it was outstanding as for as the detail is shows. It looked very good in 35mm size also, except I did not make a 16x20 print.
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $9.00
Purchased At: B&H Photo
Similar Products Used: Gold 100,
Type of photography: Fine Art
Submitted by J.D.Sly a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: May 10, 2010
Strengths: Bold colors for a print film- not as bold as Velvia, but fairly close. Much easier to use and more forgiving of exposure errors than slide films. The scans I've made of my negatives have all shown excellent results. I have had many 12 by 18 enlargements made from my 35mm negs and they have turned out very well. Great for landscapes.
Weaknesses: Only available in 100 speed (Where's the Ektar 400, Kodak?).
So far, this film has been the closest thing to slide film I've used yet. In my opinion, it is better than the Kodak Ultra Color 100UC that it replaced. As a dedicated film shooter, I have found my new favorite print film!
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Price Paid: $5.00
Purchased At: Meier Camera Midland
Similar Products Used: Kodak 100UC, Kodak 100 Gold, Kodak 400HD, Kodak Portra 160VC, Kodak T-Max 100 and 400, Fuji Velvia 100, Fuji Neopan 100 Acros, and many more.
Type of photography: Outdoor
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