The New Kodak Ektar Film in 120 – A Quick Review

As promised here is a quick review of the new Kodak Ektar film in 120!

Full 120 Ektar Test Image

Click on image to see crop detail… full size image is 40″ x 40″, crop detail is a 4.5″ x 4.5″ section outlined in the above image as a white box. 

Technical Stuff… 

  • Camera: Rollei TLR “F”
  • Exposure: 1/60 at F11
  • Film: Kodak Ektar 120, EI 64 (Same as my test for the 35mm version.)
  • Scanned on an Imacon Scanner, dry.  I did my scan using a color setup I had created for the 35mm version of this film (scanner setting all balanced to a Macbeth Color Chart in direct sun) and found that it matched perfectly when opened in Photoshop.

 macbeth-color-checkerColor Chart Example. 

  • Photoshop adjustments limited to levels.
  • Full Size File: 600MB at 360 DPI which equals a 40″ x 40″ Print.
  • Cropped area equals a 4.5″ x 4.5″ section of the full 40″ x 40″ Print.

Conclusion… as with the 35mm version of this new film from Kodak it is hard to find something not to like… it scans quite easily, has great contrast and color, very fine grain with good sharpness. Again, I feel that it performs better in contrasty light at and EI of 64 than the box speed of 100 but that is just my opinion. Link to First Ektar Article here on FR.

ONE QUESTION… did you see the bent nail in the detail crop?… WOW!

Viva la Revolution-
Stephen