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Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film USA

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Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film is a wonderful medium speed outdoor film that produces vibrant color and which features smooth, fine grain. This film can be scanned with no fear of losing detail. Ektar can be used by pro and amateur alike.

Extraordinary enlargement capability
Ultra-vivid color
Incorporates Entertainment Imaging's Kodak Vision Film technology
World's finest-grain color negative film
Micro-Structure Optimized T-Grain Emulsions
Ideal for scanning
Kodak's Proprietary DIR Couplers
Distinct edges, fine detail
Type 120 Ektar
Speed 100
Applications General photography; nature, travel, outdoor photography, fashion, product photography
Process C-41
Color Saturation Very saturated
Grain Fine
Sharpness Very sharp
Exposure Latitude Not Specified by Manufacturer
Push/Pull Not Specified by Manufacturer

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Kodak120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film
 
4.8

(based on 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (45)
  • Good tonal range (43)
  • Scans well (42)
  • Accurate (37)
  • Reproduces well (32)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (37)
    • Artwork (35)
    • Home (13)
    • Photojournalism (10)
    • Action shots (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (20), Photo enthusiast (19), Pro photographer (10), Photography student (5), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (64), Yes (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perhaps kodak's best color negative film

    Exceptional sharpness, near-invisible grain, and bright saturated (but not garish) colors. I had happily settled on several other color negative films as my standards--Fuji 160S and 400H, and both speeds...Read complete review

    Exceptional sharpness, near-invisible grain, and bright saturated (but not garish) colors. I had happily settled on several other color negative films as my standards--Fuji 160S and 400H, and both speeds of Portra VC's--but this film has caused me to rethink that orientation.

    Ektar will not be for everyone--it's saturated, and its colors could not be called "lifelike"; it does a decent job with skin tones but is not likely to be anyone's go-to "portrait" film. But if you previously liked the saturated contrasty look of the Portra VC's or Fuji 160C, you will likely find Ektar to your liking as well.

    I've gone back and forth over the years with all these films, as my taste for more, or less, saturated color has waxed and waned. Lately I'm finding I like more saturated colors as long as they aren't obnoxious.

    For now, I'll stay with the two Fuji films I mentioned as my mainstays for all-around use when I'm looking for more natural and lifelike (but not limp or dull) colors in all lighting situations. I'll keep the VC portra's for when I need extra punch, especially on overcast or dull days. But I can see Ektar pushing the VC's aside for when I really want punch, in all light conditions.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Looks old school

    This may be a great film for others, but it just doesn't provide the right look for me. It reminds me of the photos from 1970 (excellent photos, but still). It does...Read complete review

    This may be a great film for others, but it just doesn't provide the right look for me. It reminds me of the photos from 1970 (excellent photos, but still). It does not seem to have the technical sharpness or detail that I want.

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    5.0

    This film gives a great color pop!

    By Jambon-Beurre

    from Dayton, TN

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Good Tonal Range
    • Reproduces Well
    • Scans Well
    • Widely Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • Artwork
      • Travel

      Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

      I've shot this film through a Hassy, a Contax 645, and a Rolleiflex, and I love the look and feel of it. If you're looking for pastel colors, then look elsewhere, because this film has more punch to it!

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      5.0

      Lovely film

      By Patou

      from Quebec,Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Good Tonal Range
      • Scans Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Travel

        Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

        This film is close to kodachrome, lovely vivid colors. In fall this film is wonderful, i use a Mamiya RZ67 whit this film. Its impressive to see the quality of this film. Portra for portraits and Ektar for nature. Its all you need!!!!!

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        5.0

        THE BEST

        By Gazza

        from Inverell,australia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Scans Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • landscape

          Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

          I seem to be using this film more often.I'm a landscape photographer.I use this film when the light is a bit more contrasty.Lovely colours.I'm a velvia,provia man normally.And the price is great.

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          4.0

          Good product!

          By Db

          from New Haven

          Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

          Use this for a fair amount of my color shots! Try it out

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          5.0

          hands down the best 100 speed color film

          By Chels

          from Center Lovell, ME

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Good Tonal Range
          • Scans Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Action Shots
            • Artwork
            • Home
            • Travel

            Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

            I don't shoot with low speed film very often, but when I do I can always count on Ektar to give me the best colors and tones in any light.

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            5.0

            Still love film...this is great!

            By Flyboy

            from Raleigh nc

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Good Tonal Range

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Nature
              • Travel

              Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

              I still use my Hasselblad and I still like film. Use it mostly for nature and scenic and the colors are good. Photos always come out good and I don't have to photoshop to correct my inabilitys.

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              5.0

              It's all in the grain

              By Mark Esper

              from London, UK.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Good Tonal Range
              • Reproduces Well
              • Scans Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork
                • Photojournalism
                • Travel

                Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                In a word, beautiful.

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                5.0

                Sharp as a tack for scanning

                By appchef

                from South Lake Tahoe

                Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                Run this through an old AGFA Record III for landscapes. It digitizes brilliantly, I print at 18x24 and never have a concern about grain. Colors are dead on, no fixing white balance, and detail is fabulous.

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                5.0

                Ektar 100 120

                By Robert

                from Northern Calif.

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Scans Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                  Fine grain, easy to scan. Great for travel and landscape. Not so good for portraits.

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                  3.0

                  Looks old school

                  By Odinraider

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Crisp

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                      This may be a great film for others, but it just doesn't provide the right look for me. It reminds me of the photos from 1970 (excellent photos, but still). It does not seem to have the technical sharpness or detail that I want.

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                      4.0

                      Pop

                      By aberuiz

                      from Austin, TX

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Scans Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Sports Photography

                        Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                        I've long enjoyed the 35mm version of the film and this is just as lovely. Great way to make outdoor photos that will pop with brilliant colors. It's not the most realistic of the color films but that's not the reason you choose film always. So if you're looking for nice colors and heavier saturations then this is your film. To me it's a bit contrasty too, which can be amazing or a bummer at different times.

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                        5.0

                        Great film!

                        By Bthawley

                        from Houston

                        Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                        I was very happy to find this medium format film for my twin lens at a reasonable price. The shipping was very fast and I will definitely be buying again.

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                        5.0

                        GREAT film!

                        By JK Photo

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tonal Range
                        • Reproduces Well
                        • Scans Well
                        • Widely Compatible

                        Cons

                        • Use With Skylight 1b

                        Best Uses

                        • landscape
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                        Using this film for landscape photography. Always used TMAX or RVP before, but, now with a hybrid workflow, finding that I prefer to use a color negative film and then convert in LR/PS to B&W. Wondeful grain structure on this EKTAR 100 film Recommended highly!

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                        5.0

                        Epic Consistent Color

                        By Trevorb

                        from Montrose,Co

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tonal Range
                        • Reproduces Well
                        • Scans Well
                        • Widely Compatible

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                        Love it for landscapes. People say it's to vibrant for portraits but it's the only color film I use to shoo my family. Looks perfect at box speed.

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                        5.0

                        Follow up with attached sample

                        By Desmolicious

                        from Venice Beach, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tonal Range
                        • Reproduces Well
                        • Scans Well

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork
                          • Photojournalism
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                          Scans beautifully, photo taken with a Rolleiflex 2.8E and Zeiss Planar lens.

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                          5.0

                          Slow speed, fine grain

                          By Desmolicious

                          from Venice, CA

                          Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                          Just what the Dr ordered! I actually prefer Portra 160 as I see very little grain difference but slightly prefer the colours. To be honest, I happily use either and PP gives me my final look.

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                          5.0

                          I love this film

                          By Lawrie

                          from Manawatu - NEW ZEALAND

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tonal Range
                          • Reproduces Well
                          • Scans Well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                            Just put through 30 Rolls for vertical aerial photography with trusty old Hasselbald 500 ELM - Great results - scanned at 3200 dpi - finest of grain - awesome color saturation - and flexible exposure range -- This is Kodak's best emulsion yet for this application - pity it does not come in 220 size -- I will be putting off going digital for supplementary aerial photography for a while yet.!! Love it.

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                            5.0

                            Great color Film

                            By Cortina23

                            from San Diego, CA

                            Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                            I'm very excited to use this film

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                            5.0

                            Great film!

                            By Bunny

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tonal Range
                            • Scans Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                              I love this film in 120 and 35mm. The colors are gorgeous, the images are so very sharp, and I've been able to double expose it with great results. I would recommend this film to anyone that likes to shoot color.

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                              5.0

                              good colors when cross-processed

                              By agbiotec

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tonal Range

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Kodak 120 Ektar 100 Color Negative (Print) Film:

                                  impressive colors when cross-processed, I have tried many other films for cross processing, but this beats them all !

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