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    Kodak Ektar 100 test shots

    If anyone is interested, here is a link to some Ektar shots. The household products were metered with a gray card, no flash and a tripod was used. I shot it at 100. The other stuff I just matrix metered. The three girls were shot on an overcast Thanksgiving day and metered with a gray card.

    I like the blues and yellows. I am not crazy about the red. I would use Superia Reala if I was shooting something red.

    But I like Ektar a lot.

    http://web.mac.com/chrisomeara/

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    Nice looking film. I'm about to test it out myself and it's waiting in my cart for me to hit the order button. I agree with you about the reds...is it just from the scan, or do the prints have the red problem too? Definately a different looking film - looks good.

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    The prints too.

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    Good to know. Thanks.

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    My reds with Ektar appear better when I print myself.
    Rick Jason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricksplace View Post
    My reds with Ektar appear better when I print myself.
    I agree. Digital has trouble handling reds; photo paper does not.
    --Nicholas Andre

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    Maybe I will take the fire hydrant shot and have it printed again. These shots are a year old. Maybe they have had better prctice printing reds since these were done.

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    The reds look like they've clipped, which implies a scanning or post-processing issue.

    The reds in the red coat in the first shot switch between pure red and pure magenta. Is this the material?

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    Roger Hicks had some interesting things to say about this film (and exposing it) in a review he did a few months ago:

    http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subsc...tar%20100.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lawrence View Post
    Roger Hicks had some interesting things to say about this film (and exposing it) in a review he did a few months ago:

    http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subsc...tar%20100.html
    Thanks for that I hadn't realised that Roger had done a review. Overexposure by as little as one stop does seem to be a problem and while you can desaturate in PS under the hybrid system, it would appear that you might be a bit stuck under the fully analogue RA4 route. most prints overexposed by one stop were garish to the point of being rendered unuseable for me.

    A comparison with Fuji Superia or Reala 100 might have been enlightening in terms of its overexposure latitude. I suppose it comes down to how many exposure mistakes you make on an average film. Do you trade more near correct prints from one film as against superb prints but less of them from another?

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