Initial thoughts on: Kodak Ektachrome

An 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.

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