Kodak Ektar 100 - Film Review

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4.0 rating
User Ratings
4.5 rating
Type
C-41 Negative
Brand
ISO
100
Format
35mm, 120, 4x5, 8x10
Price
$$$
Saturation
+++++
Latitude
+++++
Grain
+++++

This fine grain color negative film has high contrast and strong saturation which resembles the look of slide film but with better exposure latitude.  For a color negative film it has low exposure latitude, meaning it doesn’t do nearly as good with over exposure compared to, for example, Portra 160.  Ektar 100 is a great daylight film ideal for landscapes.

 

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4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
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Old Faithful

5.0 rating
November 12, 2019

My go-to color daylight film; fantastic value, very fine grain, rich color. I’ve used this in many varying situations and am always pleased with the results. Many don’t use as a portrait film, but I use it all the time, especially outdoors.

Patrick Kercheville

My favorite color film

5.0 rating
November 12, 2019

This film bridges the gap between film and digital. It retains some of the “film” look but has detail and color that approach digital. The average person (non-photographer) might actually have a hard time telling the difference. I LOVE the way the colors pop. A blue sky is BLUE! Going back through all of my 35mm film shots over the years, all my best shots (IQ) were with Ektar 100. Definitely my favorite c-41 color film.

Ron

Finest Grain - Heavy Saturation - Nothing Better in Sunlight - good cost

5.0 rating
September 27, 2019

If you don’t mind saturated skin tones, everything in the shot is going to pop with color. Throw a polarizer on and shoot some heavy vegetation in full sunlight, or mountain landscapes. The film is relatively affordable for a pro level 35mm, and is oftentimes readily available (from film providers). The proof is in the pudding, and my favorite shots from the last 5 years are with Ektar. Better latitude than slide film.

Tyler Belcher

Near digital results with a touch of film character

4.0 rating
September 27, 2019

Punchy colors & contrast with low latitude when compared to Portra. Super sharp & very fine grain.

Eric

Film with a digital taste

5.0 rating
September 27, 2019

The tiny grain in addition with great contrast and vivid saturation somehow creates a feeling, that it’s a digital not a film picture. The detalization is outstanding. It is a great choice for all types of photography. It’s also nice for portraits, but in addition with Photoshop / Lightroom. The main and the only one disadvantage – the colours are so vivid, that very often it could give bright red tints.

alexandersfilm

Film with a digital taste

September 27, 2019

The tiny grain in addition with great contrast and vivid saturation somehow creates a feeling, that it’s a digital not a film picture. The detalization is outstanding. It is a great choice for all types of photography. It’s also nice for portraits, but in addition with Photoshop / Lightroom. The main and the only one disadvantage – the colours are so vivid, that very often they could have bright red tints.

alexandersfilm

Punchy Colour

4.0 rating
September 27, 2019

If you want high saturation with negative film then this is worth a try. It has very fine grain and good colour impact. It’s skin tones are. It great and some colours are a bit inaccurate but it’s still very nice. With Ektachrome back on the market I doubt I’ll shoot much Ektar going forward

Trevor Sowers

Colours pop

September 27, 2019

This is my favourite colour negative film as I like the saturation. It’s not great with skin tones and some colours can look a little inaccurate but if you want some colour punch with C41 then give this a try. With Ektachrome back on the market I doubt I’ll shoot Ektar going forward.

Trevor Sowers

Excellent film with some unique quirks that are easy to use

5.0 rating
September 9, 2019

This film is heavily saturated, and really emphasizes reds and greens. It’s not very good for skin tones, but works great for photos of flowers and still shots.
One trick for getting some really good looking photos is to under expose it by a full stop when taking photos of red flowers, like roses. The flower petals will still come out great, and the leaves will be exposed as a deep blue-green color.

Brandon

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3.0 rating
August 15, 2019
Trevor Lee