World’s Finest Grain – Ektar 100 Colour Negative Film
The Kodak Ektar 100 is an extremely fine-grain film, and has very saturated colours. The red gets punched up, and the blue is enhanced especially in low light conditions, making it a great film for landscape photography.
The film can be easily scanned. I didn’t have to use colour restoration when I scanned my negatives, and the colours look very natural – vibrant but realistic. The colours are also similar to what I caught on my DSLR.
Grain is minimal. It only comes out when under-exposed. It is also worth noting that the grain on a 120 film is about half as visible at any enlargement than on a 135 film.
The only downside is that this film does not work well with skin tones, and therefore might not be a good choice for shooting portraits.
(I’ve read that white people looks pink – didn’t get to try that though!)
It is an excellent film to use on sunny days, but you might want a tripod in hand or avoid using it because its ISO being 100 makes it tough to use in low light conditions or at night.
I really like the natural colours and contrast of this film, would love to use it again soon!