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'Kodak Ektar 100: Another Good Film'

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

  1. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
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  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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).
     
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Thanks...:redface:
    Yes I scanned myself - I have an Epson v500....
     
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  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    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,

    Antonio
     
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    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
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    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
     
  8. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    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.
     
  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

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

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
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  11. retnull

    retnull Mu-43 Regular

    68
    Feb 12, 2010
    Really lovely shots, thanks.

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

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

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