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First results from new Ektar film

polypal

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There is strong rumour a number of users are trying the new Ektar film now.
To get first results and scanned images together I thought it might help to open an Ektar thread.

From what I have seen sofar Kodak did a good job.
 
I think Kodak have done a marvellous job, but I still need help!! This is the first shot with EKTAR 100 and I find it underexposed...but hell, it's contrasty!
 

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Ektar has always been contrasty. It's a signature of the label. It behaves more like transparency film than color negative film. And just as in slide film, it has very little latitude, meaning exposures must be accurate. The new Ektar is a direct descendant of these characteristics, which also means you can count on minute grain, extreme resolution, and some of the sharpest, finest detailed prints you'll be able to produce - providing you treat it respectfully in the camera!
Michael
 
A few years ago I would have said Calumet.
Now I think you stand a better chance with any of the internet shops.

Kodak is always quite good in customer relations.
Try to contact them for a quick answer.
 
the only place I can find 'on the whole internet' is B&H shipping overseas from the usa to the uk.

so far is available in 35mm in most places, but no 120, will contact kodak and report back...
 
Ektar has always been contrasty - It behaves more like transparency film than color negative film. And just as in slide film, it has very little latitude, meaning exposures must be accurate. Michael

Sadly I made a real 'newbie' error - I hadn't allowed for the exposure corection using a PME!! Shame on me. The PME-3 arrived and I just had to try it, but this I hadn't taken into account the 'old' screen and the fact that the PME-3 is adjusted for the Acute Matte....no wonder the results look underexposed.

Repeat after me: when I get a new meter, best get the grey card out...

Next film will be better :z04_nic_0075:
 
B&H Photo has the new Kodak Ektar 100 in 120 size for $3.89 a roll (USD) or $18.95 for a 5-pack. I just ordered some to give it a try. Haven't used color negative film for many years.

Gary
Alaska
 
I blitzed off a roll of 35mm a few weeks ago to see how it would scan. Shot at ISO 80 and seems to work well. I now have some 120 that will try when I have time. This is a tight crop to show detail. Was processed and the scan done at a local photo-shop; just consumer work. The tiff looks better than the jpg., oh well.
 

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Well the photo is rubbish of course (!) but I'm impressed by the tonal range...

(It looks better on my monitor...)
 

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Well the photo is rubbish of course (!) but I'm impressed by the tonal range...
(It looks better on my monitor...)

The new EKTAR100 is available here in Germany since about 4 weeks and I have exposed one roll of 120 film since .
I never trusted the given ISO in the past and will also not do in the future . So I set my meter to ISO80 for that film .
I will wait till I have a second roll exposed . That makes developing cost cheaper .

Sportsback

I do love rotten and old things , and if you go nearer to the items in your image , you will discover , that there will be many interesting perspectives , colors and forms , well worth to shot them .

Give it a try .
 
Carsten

Sorry for bad quality . I made a mistake for JPEG processing .
I noticed that , after I hit the submit reply key .
Taken on KODAK E100VS .
 
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