“This is a film that excels under controlled lighting, or with a slower, more careful style of shooting. While this is objectively true, it only scratches the surface of what this film really is. He has an affinity for all things analog. Max file size per image is 10MB. Hm that’s funny, I have an issue with Ektachrome going blue overall! I’ve always used e100vs or ektachrome Lumiere in 100 speed. I will share the Kodak Ektachrome 100 sample photos as soon as I get chance to use the film and have it lab developed. Either way, it’s old stock. Here are a series of photos I shot in Amsterdam after teaching one of my Leica photography workshops. Ektachrome’s specificity makes it hard to place among other color films. I think it’s the added exposure latitude of Provia that provides a little more extension in the shadows that puts it over for me in the “true-to-life” department. The film looks very grainy as hadn’t been stored correctly (before I received it) but was fun to try. FujiFilm, for one, never stopped producing slide film and currently sells three different types: Velvia 50, Velvia 100, and Provia 100f. The film reps also confirmed that amateur films were expected to spend more time in ambient temperatures, aging along the way. Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. I have been unable to find online any modern reference. I figured it was apt because Titian’s paintings were known for their masterfully accurate and beautiful use of color while Fauvism tended to exaggerate color for emotional impact. I really hope they bring this to medium format. Through the entire decade I never shot one roll of color print film. Learned this the hard way! Ektachrome 100 Plus 120 Roll Film HERE! What are the advantages of this troublesome film? Here is Kodak Ektachrome 100 still in its bubble wrap packaging. That’s not necessarily difficult for one person to do, but it’s trickier for multiple people discussing a film online to all do the same thing with respect to developing and scanning/viewing. Very grateful that Kodak brought it back! One question: I’ve been looking online and some places sell “E-100” (B&H)and others sell “E-100G” (Adorama). Ektachrome demands an intimate knowledge of how to meter for specific situations, or at least an incredibly accurate metering and autoexposure system, lest you end up with a horribly exposed shot. Thanks for the insight!! If pressed for a job that required an accurate color slide film, I’d choose Provia over Ektachrome. I definitely prefer it over Provia. Under-exposing will kill contrast and color. Now that I am retiring, there may be time to put aside my Fujifilm W3 Real 3D digital cameras that I have used for the past decade and dig out the Stereo Realists again. For the past six months, the entire CP staff has been shooting this film to get a complete picture of what it is, and how it fits in the age of film revivalism. It’s known for its beautiful color and like most slide film, has super fine grain, rich saturated color, and is great for daylight shooting. If you like film photography, you’ll probably like slide film. We love cameras of all types, as well as the trippy, new films. © 2020 The Darkroom. The new Ektachrome is a daylight-balanced color transparency film, like the old Ektachrome. I’d even say those same shooters enjoy the laborious process of shooting slide film because it is the very antithesis of the fast-paced, ephemeral nature of modern photography. Many thanks for your support.]. I mean in clothing, on cars, and in street signs, and other otherwise incidental components of a scene. I’m excited to get shooting now! But if I really think about it, Ektachrome stands alone. When the staff here at CP first heard whispers of an Ektachrome revival, we were happy, but skeptical. I have bought the new Ektachrome film though but it is the 35mm format. Ektachrome’s technical data sheet notes a remarkable sharpness and a neutral, but rich color palette, which should result in a truer-to-life image compared with most C41 film. I admit that I had no idea what Josh was talking about with this line, and I damn near edited it out. Just got my first roll back, and my impression was, “very literal”. I’ve shot a decent amount of it and while it’s a great film it’s very Fuji-like in it’s rendering… High contrast and color saturation, reddish skin tones with pale skin and anything in shadow goes very blue (I always have an 812 filter on with Provia). The film was then released to dealers as the “Professional” version of the film, and who would have the relevant cooler facilities in-store. Ektachrome E100 is an E-6 process slide film, the most endangered of all film species. The vintage 3D cameras do not feature automation, and sunshine is usually the preferred method of illumination to get the depth-of-field in the images. If you waited six or nine months, it was perfect. Ektachrome doesn’t hesitate to blow highlights and crush shadows if exposure is a half stop off. Used Ektachrome on a trip to the beach, really liked the warm and bright colors. That really interesting! If anything, it tends toward being more on the drab side, maybe due to the power contrast than Fuji, or maybe due to my -0.5 on my metering (hey, it gives me exactly what I want with velvia). Like a fine wine, Kodak’s professional range were only released once they had “matured”. It could be, of course, that with modern film material, the ageing effect is no longer an issue. As stated before, its color balance is much more neutral than its color negative counterparts, but still falls a little short of the absolute neutrality of a film like Fuji Provia. Provia is a more versatile film because of its wider exposure latitude, and for my money, it’s a more accurate film when it comes to color balance. Ektachrome also excels particularly well in diffused lighting, which tames its high contrast and saturation and lets details pop just a little bit more. I am so glad Kodak brought it back. The rerelease of Ektachrome was an important moment in the revival of film as a popular photographic and artistic medium, so we decided to give it some time before writing our impressions of the new emulsion. Copyright © 2014-2020, F Stop Cameras LLC, All Rights Reserved. Excellent article. A slight difference in the developing procedure may change the characteristics of the film. A difficult film like Ektachrome needs a more experienced touch to be shot to its advantages. The colour balance gradually changes over the useful life of a film. If you are an Ektachrome film fan you will recognice the different box design. @f8 = +0.7EV The new film I did buy looks more like this. Hah! When shooting with this film we highly recommend shooting in even light if possible and pay very close to your exposure since film doesn’t do as well with overexposure. The neighborhood labs that developed everyone’s film naturally abandoned the E-6 process as fast as demand would allow. VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, Digital 8, Mini DV. But Ektachrome isn’t the only professional grade E-6 slide stock around—there are many others! They revived slide film. View all posts by matthewosbornephotography. Even if it acts much like its old, outdated predecessors, people love this film, if not for what it is, then for what it represents. My father introduced me to 35mm photography before I was a teen. Buy Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100 from B&H Photo, Buy Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100 on Amazon, Buy Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100 on eBay. Despite its marketing as a professional film, Ektachrome is not the most capable, most accurate slide film on offer. Kodachrome fell in 2010. It would seemingly make more sense for Kodak to introduce an easy-to-use, affordable color negative film, not a technically demanding, outdated, niche film. Ektachrome uses this to its advantage – images recall the older slide films that populated the pages of old National Geographic issues from the 1980s and 90s. But the tinge you refer to is exactly the point I was making above. Jewelers Building, Chicago, Illinois (2018). Enter the username or e-mail you used in your profile.