Very nice. Tight grain. Definitely able to handle 20×30. Not bad considering handheld!
Now I have my fingers crossed for a 120MM version!!!
Lovely crisp and vibrant colours with excellent grain. I am itching for it to become commercially available in the UK as it will be a good film to use hand held for my found images on the street. Have you been given any idea when that is likley to happen?
Tim- it is a very nice film…I have no idea when it will be in the UK but I will send an email to Kodak tonight and see if I can get an answer.
I heard early December for it to hit the UK streets,
I’ve already ordered from the states as I cant wait 😀
Thanks for the offer as I have been finding it very difficult to source informtion here in the UK. I also endorse your comments regarding a 120 alternative.
I have had to obtain the film outside of England, who were waiting delivery. Just found out they have received a shipment so hopefully my back order will be arriving!!!! at last. Once I have shot a test roll will give you my responses.
PS for Arron you can get it vat free rom 7day Shop, shipped free
New Years greetings to you.
Have just taken delivery of 5 rolls of ektar film and have shot a roll at 100asa and had it developed at a local printers on 24hr turn around.
Unfortunately the weather here in Dorset has been somewhat dull and cold. Therefore I am not sure if conditions have done it justice and I am waiting for brighter conditions to shoot another roll. Handholding is more in the 400asa world.
Of the two landscapes I shot most certainly the grain is very tight, with a smoother colour and tonal range. As yet I have only printed to A4. I will most certainly be using this film in the future as my main film if the next test roll remains at this standard
It is a really nice film…have just been testing a bit more myself. I will be posting part 2 of my Ektar Test in a few days along with a side by side of Ektar and 100 UC. I am currently rating the Ektar at 80 or even 64 in really tricky light that I have to rely upon in camera metering.
Wonderful Colours, great and highly original site.
Very brilliant in my opinion the concept of figital revolution.
Amazing your Artwork.
I like very much the Haiku Series and the printings on
Japanese Gampi. The Hybrid Art Polaroid is absolutely
You draw the full potential and creativeness from average
cameras, reaching impressive levels of both photographic
quality and art.
´Grass at Sunset´ made handheld with LOMO LCA, XPROS
film and printed on Japanese Haruki is tremendous,
superb, with a range of oranges and reds resembling
the Imperial Whiskey advertising illustrations printed
on Gasparcolor material of yore.
I´ve been really astounded by many of your Artwork
pictures, though my knowledge is very limited and
best thing for me is to keep silence and watch all the
pictures one by one. I´ll try to do it in the next weeks.
In any case, MY RESPECTS.
I do wish you Mr Stephen Schaub the best of luck with
all of your photographic projects.
Also regards to all the members of this fantastic site that
I didn´t know and has been a very nice surprise for me.
José Manuel Serrano Esparza
Jose- Thank you very much for your very kind words!!!!! I will be posting part 2 of this article in a few days which will include side by side with the Kodak 100UC.
Thanks to you, Stephen. I will wait for your side by side comparison between the Kodak Ektar 100 and the Kodak 100UC.
I think the comment by David Luttman is very revealing on the Ektar 100 properties:
´Very nice, tight grain. Definitely able to handle 20 x 30. Not bad considering handheld´.
I had the chance of using the ´old ´ version of the Kodak Ektar 100 and it was superb, even perhaps a bit sharper and tighted grain than the also superb Fuji Reala 100, but surely this new Kodak Ektar 100 must be even better, and
as commented by Stephen probably featuring a real under
100 ISO sensitivity, in the same way as happens with the
superb b & w Fuji Acros 100.
The new Kodak Ektar 100 performance in the picture opening this thread is in my opinion superb.
It goes without saying that the Imacon scanner shows its
power, and handheld results are optimized by the slapping mirror lacking RF Leica M7 and the Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4, but anyhow the new Kodak Ektar 100 seems to be
fantastic, and perhaps striving after following the track of the mythical Kodak Ektar 25 Professional (made both in 35 mm and 120 rolls, which also had the name of Kodak Royal Gold 25, though I´m not completely sure if it was exactly the same 100% emulsion), a full-fledged masterpiece of low sensitivity chemical emulsion, featuring a very narrow exposure latitude but formidable to get impressive results in king size enlargements withour grain, albeit most times it required using a tripod and the best of primes.
And the colours it delivered were fantastic, together with its realism.
There was even for a time a reduced group of people using Kodak Ektar 25 Professional to make still lifes, studio product photography, etc, because in my viewpoint using
a sturdy tripod and top-notch primes, this film could approach to results obtained with medium format cameras
On the paper, Kodak Ektar 100 should be the clear winner,
but regarding image quality everything is not resolving
power, contrast and ability to big enlargements without
Perhaps the Kodak 100 UC will have a bit more tonal range. Truth is that I´m not sure, but it could be.
Regarding aesthetic beauty of image, I don´t know which of the two will prevail, because the Kodak 100 UC
sports very rich and faithful colours not easy to beat and gorgeous shadow detail, perhaps having very slightly more grain than Fuji Reala 100, but being very good for portraits with pleasing and faithful tones of skin, apart from boasting a great very natural colours saturation just as they are, without overboosting them, not plasticky or
resembling porcelain or enamel of any kind.
I don´t dare to speak about differences in contrast.
Well, once more my post is too long. I´m sorry.
Best thing will be to wait for Stephen´s comparative test
I read your posts for quite a long time and should tell you that your posts are always valuable to readers.
Terrific publish! I totally agree with you.
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