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 23 reviews)
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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

My favorite Kodak film

Rated 5 out of 5
June 2, 2022

Personally, I’m usually not a huge fan of the typical Kodak “look”, I tend to lean towards the cooler tones of Fuji. But, I bought some Ektar a while ago and finally convinced myself to shoot it. I’m so glad I did. Since I’m not typically a Kodak fan, I love the cooler look, deeper blacks, and heavier contrast of this film. It even performed will in my point and shoot, which I did not expect. My only gripe is that I wish there was a higher speed version of it. But, I’ll take what I can get.

Kyle Wright

One of my favorites!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 2, 2022

Love this film stock, always unbeatable quality in direct sunlight. The first 100 ASA film I ever shot, always providing perfect shots with unbeatable quality. This stock loves the sun, and the beach.