Kodak Ektar 100 is Great for Scanning
Old 07-13-2009   #1
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Kodak Ektar 100 is Great for Scanning

I would guess a lot of you know already, but Ektar 100 is a great film for scanning.

I'd been using digital for the last year or so, but for the last couple of week I locked the digital away and pulled the good old R7 off the shelf and went out and got some film

I loaded up yesterday and went to the San Jose Ubon Festival and shot a couple of rolls.

Here are a few images using Kodak Ektar and either a 90 Summicron R or the 90 with a 2x extender.





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Nice colors. It doesn't blow out skin tones like I thought it would.
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Here is a few of mine. Shot with Leica M4, CV 40/1.4 Ektar 100. Great film,
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Great, Lets see some more shots. Maybe we can keep Kodak in the film business
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I just ordered some in 120. They still have that rebate going on till the end of July. Great way to give the film a try.
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I posted this in a thread last week. I really like it in 120. I need to try it out on different subjects s'more though.

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May I ask what scanners and software you use when scanning this stuff? I've used it many times, and I'm never really satisfied with the colour balance I get, even with shots in direct sunlight.
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Just a V500 and Vuescan for me.
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I like it more in 120, as well. This is scanned on a v700 with a level adjustment in PS


I also like it in 35mm. And I agree it's very easy to scan.


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That one was shot in the intense sun around noon. In this kind of lighting I find the Ektar 100 to render in a somehow pastel way.

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"Pastel" is the perfect adjective...spot on
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Old 07-14-2009   #14
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DO NOT overexpose, or the colour is lousy: colour casts, oversaturated. At the right exposure, on the other hand, it's superb. Think of it as a print film with the latitude of a slide film.

I scan mine with the last of the Konica Minolta 5400 series.

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DO NOT overexpose, or the colour is lousy: colour casts, oversaturated. At the right exposure, on the other hand, it's superb. Think of it as a print film with the latitude of a slide film.

I scan mine with the last of the Konica Minolta 5400 series.

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Roger - thanks. Good to know. I like this film alot, but it is rare as hens teeth in the UK. The local Calumet here in Central London is always out of stock.
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Thanks for the exposure tip. I got myself some Ektar 120 rolls for a trip to Estonia. Must remember to take that light meter!
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I wonder if it will ever be available in Australia?... I am sick of calling Kodak and getting no reply. Lovely pics BTW. I too am surprised by the quality of the skin tones.
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Roger: Are you rating it at box speed and then metering to ensure highlights aren't blown, i.e., a modified zone system approach?
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I was really disappointed with Ektar 100 at first. I got my prints back from snappy snaps, looked at them, and thought 'That building was NOT so purple!'

The second roll I shot I developed myself (Tetenal Colortec 1ltr C41 kit) and was much happier, although it still runs towards the purple in shadows.


I scanned the negatives on my Epson F3200.

I want to try some in my old Olympus Pen FT - the grain's so fine it should offset the losses of the smaller frame.
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Lovely shots here, folks!
My first three rolls are off at the lab now--one roll shot with my pinhole set up, the other two in a Bessa and with various lenses; I'm fairly hopeful about the results.
The posted photos are encouraging, thanks!
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Ektar 120

I just shot a roll at night and developed with a kit. Really like it.


a couple more here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zgee/se...7621019707958/
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May I ask what scanners and software you use when scanning this stuff? I've used it many times, and I'm never really satisfied with the colour balance I get, even with shots in direct sunlight.
Scanner is a Minolta 5400 and Vuescan. Scans are very close and then minor adjustments in Photoshop or Lightroom. The scans are in DNG format prior to adjustment for color, etc. Workflow is quite easy
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Roger: Are you rating it at box speed and then metering to ensure highlights aren't blown, i.e., a modified zone system approach?
Incident at box speed, or broad-area reflected at box speed, favouring the highlights.

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I also really enjoy this film as well, I was very happy to learn how easy it is to scan!

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How do you guys post larger pics in this post? I posted the three of the cars & I thought there was a size limitation like in the gallery photos. I wanted bigger photos. Thank's
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After first roll, I think of it as Reala beefed up in colors. For me seems that Reala has finer structure, can't make final decision. That's why I bought more Ektar.
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Reala seems a tad more grainy to my eyes. I'm also more fond of Ektar's brighter colours. The other benefit of Ektar is that, at least where I live, it's 4 dollars cheaper per roll, which makes a HUGE difference to me, as I'm currently funemployed.
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Ektar has revitalized my interest in color photography. On a recent trip, I found myself looking at subjects specifically for how they might render on Ektar. That's a new thing for me.
As to the thread subject, yes, it scans well. Not sure I'd say it scans better than say 400UC, but of course the grain is even better.

This one was an obvious target:

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Scanner is a Minolta 5400 and Vuescan. Scans are very close and then minor adjustments in Photoshop or Lightroom. The scans are in DNG format prior to adjustment for color, etc. Workflow is quite easy
Hmm...that makes you, Roger, and me using the 5400 (either generation). All the info stacks up so far.

Ektar 100 indeed scans gorgeously. This is from my fist roll (seen here before):



(Technical: Hexar RF, M-Hex 50 f/2, Ektar 100, WFO @ 1/60 sec)

There's more, but I have quite a bit of scanning to catch up with...


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Here is a rough comparison of Reala vs Ektar. It's rough, and slightly biased towards Ektar, as I mistakenly underexposed the Reala shot. But, it's a photo of the same subjects from the same angle and in the same light.



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mischivo: Neither film is truly ideal in terms of skin tones, of course. Slower films also generally have less latitude, so you need to be more on-the-button in terms of exposure.

I like Reala a good deal, but I think I now prefer Ektar.


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I found it generally a little too 'garish', and reverted to Portra NC.
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Does anyone here use Vuescan to scan their negatives? If so, can you please share the settings you use under "color"? I end up using the generic film profile, as anything else yields undesirable results, especially the old Ektar profiles.
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Here's a couple from my M6 with Canon 50mm f/1.4 Target 1 hour lab scanning.






This one's from my Nikon FE, self developed in Arista liquid. Epson 4490 scanner.
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Does anyone here use Vuescan to scan their negatives? If so, can you please share the settings you use under "color"? I end up using the generic film profile, as anything else yields undesirable results, especially the old Ektar profiles.
Yep, I do. I also use the Generic setting, Right click on a grey area in the scan for general color balance, scan in DNG format.
I don't try to get it right on in Vuescan, so I do the above, scan the roll with the same general settings and finish with post processing in Photoshop or Lightroom.
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Does anyone here use Vuescan to scan their negatives? If so, can you please share the settings you use under "color"? I end up using the generic film profile, as anything else yields undesirable results, especially the old Ektar profiles.

I do this but I also go through the process mentioned here:

http://benneh.net/blog/index.php/200...-with-vuescan/

I go an extra step and check "lock image color" after throwing a marquee around a bunch of photos and it shows decent color. This process can be painful at the start but once it's set it's smooth sailing.





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Darkhorse, your shots give me a hope. I still can't fully chew idea of Ektar, it's like 110V when I have used 220V my whole life.
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I have been following a couple of threads regarding Ektar, it is becoming my favourite C-41 100 ISO film however I am finding exposing for the blue sky to be a learning process.
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Some more Ektar.
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