Initial thoughts on: Kodak EktachromeAn old favourite returns
So last year I bought a roll of Kodak Ektachrome on the day of release. It took me an age (approximately 10 months) to shoot it.
I guess I was waiting for the right weather conditions. If I recall correctly, Kodak re-introduced the film back in September 2018 and the weather around then pretty gloomy.
So cut to Summer 2019 and I dig out my old Nikon F50, take it out and take a few shots of the kids during a day out down the Surrey hills.
When I got the scans back from the lab, I was flawed by the results.
Crisp details, vibrant colours, stunning skin tones!
With a film speed of 100ISO, it naturally would produce fine looking images, but Kodak Ektachrome surpassed my expectations.
Now, I’ve not had much experience shooting slide film. I think the last time I got through a roll was back in 1998, when I was in college.
From what I hear, it is not as forgiving as c41 negative films, so I was a little apprehensive about using it. But judging by the 2 rolls I have shot so far, I think I will have to regular shoot this stuff.
All in all, it’s a great film – Kodak have essentially knocked it out of the park.