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    Kodak Ektar 100 - ugly colors. Advice needed

    Hi There,
    I have recently tried for the first time Kodak Ektar 100 film on Mamiya Rb67.
    As you can see on a photo - result is full of red colors. It was evening and colors were actually a bit in red but not as much as on photos...



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    Is it a special effect of a film or me did smth. wrong?
    Thanks

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    Looks like bad colour balance.

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    Yes, but i am sure my scanner is ok - this happened only with ektar films. Maybe all ektars are shifted a bit to red??

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    Isn't Ektar 100 a very old film - correct me if I'm wrong? So are you not just seeing colour shifts from using a very old emulsion?

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    Expiry date on mine was 2013.
    Here is a link for description:
    http://wwwdk.kodak.com/global/en/pro...?pq-path=13328
    I guess its quite up-to-date version...
    Another thing - i bought it through ebay. It could be it was badly stored.

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    I find with Ektar that there is an offset in the blue channel. Best way to approach it while scanning is to set the black- and white-points for the blue channel differently from the other two channels. That will straighten your colours out a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babaluma View Post
    Expiry date on mine was 2013.
    Here is a link for description:
    http://wwwdk.kodak.com/global/en/pro...?pq-path=13328
    I guess its quite up-to-date version...
    Another thing - i bought it through ebay. It could be it was badly stored.
    Okay, my mistake. I thought this was one of the old varieties of Ektar.

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    It's actually closer to the polar opposite of red: cyan. I'd check out a basic color photography textbook from the library to get a handle on the basics of color photography. Then you will know how to fix/prevent this...and hopefully how to see that cyan is not red. IME, Ektar does tend to go cyan when scanned. But since the problem is completely digital in nature, and you are not actually printing these, I'd say that DPUG is the proper place for discussing it from this point.
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    to polyglot:
    Ok, i am using VueScan for scanning (with epson v500)
    There is exact option for this as i see now
    I will try to play shifting blue up and down.
    Thanks for advice!

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    to 2f/2f:
    yes, i see now - i got it wrong with red. Cyan (blue) is what i need to correct, probably

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