Sadly, I don't really have time I'm doing schoolwork as much as my brain will allow and simply don't have time to go shooting...I'll take along the 5 rolls of Superia I got today and hope I can pick up some Ektar along the way
That's OK. You will get great results from well-handled consumer films.
I think I definitely like Ekta for some things, but I personally would not use it for a general-purpose film unless it was the only choice I had. Let me put it this way: It is not a film I would have in my fridge as a go-to emulsion. I would go to the store and buy only as much as I needed when I wanted to use it for something specific. It is very "stylized," as one way of putting it.
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I shoot superia 200 all the time. never had a bad experience. always pleased with the result. Tried pro160c. Couldn't honestly tell the difference between that and superia. Tried a roll of ektar recently, which was interesting. Some shots had really *good* colour, to the extent I understand why it is a great film ,but others were *bad* - magenta cast, which I understand is underexposure. bear in mind I was using OM2 on auto, and I think its fair to say if you use Ektar, shoot it at 80 or even 64, or set the exposure compensation up a bit. Superia sure takes some beating as a general purpose forgiving film. check out the colour shots in my gallery.