Kodak Ektar - Film Review

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Rated 4.2 out of 5
TypeC-41 Negative
Brand Kodak
Format35mm, 120
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GrainFine - Coarse
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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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Rated 4.6 out of 5
4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 25 reviews)
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Warm Fine Grain

Rated 4 out of 5
October 30, 2023

This was my first ISO 100 Color Negative film. I used it outdoors just as the first fall colors emerged and also in the studio on a tripod. The film did its job well.

Andrew Karmun

The Landscape Photographer's film.

Rated 4 out of 5
August 20, 2023

Ektar 100 is sharp, saturated, and loaded with color pop. Loves light like no other. Narrow latitude. But expose it carefully, give it some scenery under great light, postcards will fly out of the back of your camera if the composition is right. A great alternative to Fuji Velvia and easy C-41 processing and scans.

Kent Teffeteller

Bright, saturated colors, but...

Rated 4 out of 5
July 14, 2022

Really bright, saturated colors, though almost borderline “clown colors.” The reds and oranges sometimes get over-emphasized. Still, all in all, a vivid, colorful film. My biggest complaint about it is that it has less latitude than I’d hoped for. If I expose for the highlights, the shadows tend to close up. That’s true of film in general,. but I think particularly so for Ektar.

DAvid Kaftal