Blog #128 Ektachrome E100: THIS IS JUST A TEST
As a confessed film junkie, I’ve already shot and developed two rolls of the new (re-released) EktaChrome E100 Color Reversal (aka Slide) Film in 35mm. I picked up two rolls almost the day it became available and just before taking the new High Speed Rail train on a weekend jaunt between Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
Using my trusty and fully automatic 35mm Nikon SLR F100 with auto-everything, I was sure to waste zero frames. ISO 100 film needs a healthy dose of photos to work properly. My visit to the third largest city in China was overcast the whole time, making for some risky image making using this type of film. Nevertheless, I was eager to make some snaps and check the results.
The detail in the images is excellent, even with just enough light to make it work. The colours were relatively representative of each scene with a slight punch in the contrast areas. The shadows suffered slightly from the overcast skies. I received the scans from my local lab and when I get the film back I’ll make some slides and run them through my Leica P150 Projector. I suspect that the film will show is true colours literally and figuratively.
I’ll shoot some more of this film in brighter conditions for a comparison under more optimal conditions.
Viva la Film!
The light is always right.
*Images: © Jeremy H. Greenberg
Where: Chimelong Safari Park, Guangzhou, China
Subject: Animals and Street Photography
Gear: Nikon F100 + Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0 D + Kodak Ektachrome 35mm E100 Color Reversal Film