Shooting black and white is fun and all, but, I do have a soft spot for colours. I mean, we do see colour everyday. So, after polishing off the Ilford PanF, I popped in a roll of Kodak’s Ektar 100. Well actually, I had dropped off the Ilford for developing at CRC at the start of my lunch hour, and that left me with an unloaded camera. So I stopped by Fotocare, and picked up Kodak’s Ektar 100.
Like with the PanF, I was shooting with my Nikon F100 with the Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D mounted. That combination is as sweet as it gets.
Having a roll under my belt, I was more than confident that the ISO was at the proper speed (100 and not 50), and still quite unsure as to how the PanF came out, I was maybe 25% cautious at tackling these shots.
As you can see in the few shots I chose to include on this post, the Ektar gives out fantastic colours, and a very organic feel. Something you can’t get with digital. Sure an argument can be made with the various filter packs that are available out there, but I still think there’s just a little bit of something that an actual emulsion gives to the shot, rather than an emulated feel/look.
Maybe one day, Alvin and I will do a thorough comparison on digital and film, and see how the shots feel on both platforms.
At some point, I took the 50mm off and put on my 24mm F/2.8D. Shooting wide again having and shot for the better part of the month with the 50mm was like a whole new world. So much more field of view.
I have to say, the Ektar will probably be my go to film. I have a couple of Fuji’s that I need to try out still, but this Ektar has the look that suits my style.
I can’t wait to load up my other roll in the near future.
I know Alvin picked up a roll of this as well. He’s been on a black and white kick still, but hopefully he’ll soon give this emulsion a try.
As always, please give us a like or throw us some comments on what you think of this film or if you have any questions.