Kodak Ektar 100

5 Frames around Dublin with a Nikon F80 and Kodak Ektar 100

I bought my Nikon F80 from a seller in Spain nearly two years ago. I had wanted to buy an F100, but didn’t want to pay the prices being asked for. While the F100 is undoubtedly an excellent camera, I felt that the F80 was as good (for my needs) as the F100 at a significantly lower price. The camera arrived boxed with its instruction booklet (in Spanish) in close to mint condition. The only fault I found with it was that the pop-up flash didn’t work. This didn’t bother me in the slightest, as I would only ever use flash if Elvis landed in a spaceship and I had no other means of lighting the scene.

The Whole Roll – 12 Exposures with 30 year Expired Kodak Ektar 100

June 2022 I was documenting the ceremony and spectacle of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II. Earlier, while allocating my kit, I had found a roll of Ektar 100, expired in 1992. It was only a 12 exposure roll, so I didn’t have much incentive to use it for anything “general” but I realised I had a specific colour-centric application for the flyover that was scheduled as part of the days programming. I don’t usually work with colour, but have seen and missed flyovers in the past, and the colourful trails against the sky were something I wanted to be sure I had at least a snapshot record of.

5 Frames in Sedona, Arizona on Kodak Ektar – By Kevin Montanaro

Not all films are created equal. That’s something you learn when you get into analog photography. Each film stock is its own tool, and there are times when you want to use a specific tool for the task at hand.

Sedona, AZ is a town that reminds me of many remote tourist towns in that it’s generally 50% tourist at any given time, and most of them seem to walk up and down one major roadway lined with overpriced shops and restaurants (example, I bought an 11-dollar ice cream cone). I had never been here before, and all I knew of the area is that it looked like a cowboy movie, and it was red. The soil, the rocks, are of a certain redness unique to the area. This color is caused by the oxidation of the iron-rich sandstone that the terrain is built from. Dirt rust, if you will. Rusty rocks, rusty dirt, and it’s pretty cool.

museum ticket and colour film

5 Frames of old aircraft in Latvia with an Olympus OM-1, a Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 and Kodak Ektar 100 – By Michael Jardine

I was inspired by a recent 35mmc post to put together a set of 5 photos of the Riga Air Museum in Latvia, which I visited this summer at breakneck speed (and only just caught my flight back to Copenhagen) against the protestations of the museum guy that he hadn’t shown me the best bits yet… anyway I grabbed my partner’s OM-1 with a 28mm lens on it to get as much stuff in the frame as possible, stuck a roll of Ektar 100 in it – I’m not especially familiar with camera, lens or film – and took some pictures.

5 frames with Canon EOS 30 and Kodak Ektar 100 – By Paolo Lucente

In July 2021 with some friends, we went to the sunny city of Cadiz in Spain for a wedding of ours. I had just started shooting film photography some months earlier with the old reflex of my big brother and some expired film rolls he gave me. Like the Kodak Ektar 100 I ended using in this trip, to capture some memories to share with my friend.

Sharing means printing for me. Therefore, all the pictures below are scans from prints, not from the negative, to give you the most similar experience possible.

Before I start my brief story, I’d like to marvel at the eye-controlled focus of this old canon. It has seven autofocus point and after some calibration at home it is almost too easy to focus.

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