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'Kodak Ektar 100: Another Good Film'

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by RT_Panther, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice. Did you scan the negs in yourself ? If so, what kit did you use ?

    I've got a roll of Tri-X 400 to polish off in my trip and just finished some Provia 800 in my OM-2/Winder (first film I've shot in low light so dying to see what its come out like).
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Yes I scanned myself - I have an Epson v500....
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  3. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    These are phenomenally good scans. I also have an Epson V500 and my scans from color negatives are nowhere near as good. I am using the Epson Scan software that came with the scanner.

    Would you mind sharing your scanning workflow with us? It would be most appreciated.

    Thank you,

  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Antonio thanks!
    Here's what I'm doing basically
    -Using the Epson software
    -Scanning In Professional Mode
    --Adjusting if required in Professional mode (usually brightness)
    -Scanning at 6400 DPI to TIFF file

    That's it
  5. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    What resolution do you get from those scans? i.e. what resolution does 6400DPI work out to be? I sent my last roll off to a lab, and was disappointed with their scan resolution. 3087X2048, but when viewed 1:1 there seem to be some jaggies
  6. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Yes, Ektar 100 is a good film. Very fine-grained. But it has a problem: it makes people's faces too red.

    I found that shooting it at ISO 50 slightly improves contrast and makes colors more attractive.
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    If know I'm shooting people prior to loading, then I'll load up one of the Portra films...:smile:
  8. retnull

    retnull Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 12, 2010
    Really lovely shots, thanks.

    What camera, what lens...?
  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Camera is Nikon N75...lenses were a combination (probably 85mm ƒ1.8, 70-300, & 50mm ƒ1.8)
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