Kodak Ektar 100

Kodak make some great colour negative films - and the newest of those is the Ektar 100 film. It is supposedly related to the cinema films and thus has quite high saturation and very little grain. It is (I am told) designed for scanning - and certainly does show good results. I have struggled for a while to get acceptable colour balance with the film, and have spent a lot of time trying different software to drive my scanner. I have now settled on Vuescan, mainly because Silverfast, which can get better results, is so damn hard to use. It was designed to frustrate I am sure. Here are some results from all kinds of cameras…..


Hatfield House near Oxford in England. Stayed here for a couple of days and loved it. Mamiya 645. The file is over 60 megapixels in size.

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Same view, same place, different camera. This time a Hasselblad XPAN. 


Unhappy fish at the Namdaemun Market in Seoul. Nikon F3 with Nikkor 50mm F1.2 AiS - one of the all time great lenses. So good, I have 2 of them.


Water barrel at The George (Uk’s oldest pub) in Norton Saint Phillip in England. Mamiya 645 Pro TL.


Butcher at Peel Street Market Central HK. Nikon F3 with Nikkor 50mm F1.2 AiS


Back Street Barber - Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Leica M7 with Noctilux 50/1.0


Street dining - literally. Now sadly gone. Wanchai Hong Kong. Canon EOS1v 50mm F1.2L

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Street side book store. Tokyo, Japan. Nikon F6, Nikkor 50mm F1.4G AF


Imperial Palace, Kyoto Japan. Mamiya 645 Pro TL.


Imperial Palace, Kyoto Japan. Mamiya 645 Pro TL.


Imperial Palace, Kyoto Japan. Mamiya 645 Pro TL.


Classic bicycle, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Mamiya 645 Pro TL


Taxi rank, Yanaka, Tokyo, Japan. Canon EOS1v 50mm F1.2L


Cemetery entrance, Yanaka, Tokyo, Japan. Canon EOS1v, 50mm F1.2L


Lamp - Meiji shrine Tokyo. Leica M7 Noctilux 50/1.0


Harajuku bicycles. Tokyo, Japan. Leica M7, Noctilux 50/1.0

© David Runacres 2014