Kodak Ektar 100 Film Review

Kodak Ektar 100 Film Review

Here is our Kodak Ektar 100 Film Review. We shot a roll of Kodak Ektar 35mm in our Contax G2. So, have a look at our film test and see what you think.

Ektar 100 is part of Kodak’s professional range of colour films. In comparison to the ever-popular Portra, Ektar can sometimes be overlooked. We’ve shot it before in medium format but wanted to test out the grain in 35mm. So, for our Kodak Ektar film review, we put a roll in our Contax G2 and took it around Denmark Hill.

Colours are what Ektar is known for, so the warm light of an early spring evening seemed like a good opportunity to shoot a roll. We weren’t disappointed. It captured equally well the richness in the pink of the blossoms, as well as bright blue skies, and the range of tones in between.

As we mentioned in our 120 review, this film is noticeably more saturated in comparison to Portra. Whereas that gives slightly softer, more neutral colours, Ektar really does pick up strong, vivid colours. Alongside the stronger colours is a good amount of contrast, without losing any detail in the shadows.

Kodak claims that Ektar has the finest, smoothest grain of any colour film. Now, we haven’t done any technical comparisons for our Ektar film review, but we are pretty impressed with how fine the grain is in these images. Especially considering the format.

If you’re photographing something colourful, Ektar is a great choice. And, if you haven’t shot Ektar before, we definitely recommend giving it a go

Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Format: 35mm
Rated at: 100 ISO
Shot on: Contax G2
Location: Denmark Hill, South London
Developed and Scanned: Photofusion

Blossom and sky shot on Kodka Ektar 35mm film
Airplane against clouds and trees Kodak Ektar 100
Pink blossom against a blue sky shot on 35mm Kodak Ektar film