The Film Pharmacist : Kodak E100VS

Catalog Number : 013
Reviewed By : Thil / 35mm PHOTO bureau
Film Name : Kodak E100VS
Format : 120 / 135 / Instant : 120 / 135
Speed (ISO) : 100
Color / Slide / BW : Slide
Processing (C41 / E6 / BW) : E6
Color Exaggeration (R/G/B) : Colours exaggerated especially reds, greys neutral
Availability (In Production / Back Stock / Discontinued) : In Production
Contrast : Medium
Uniformity (High, Mid, Low) : High
Personal Comments : If you think your photos look dull and want a boost of colour this film is it – colours are given a massive lift with greys left at “baseline”. However it does go a bit too far at times with the saturation and I’ve experienced a bit of overkill with reds. I initially used this film for everything because frames just looked amazing on the light box but then I realized that it was not really suitable for certain subject matter when printed or viewed on a backlit LCD screen. Now and again I still carry a roll around loaded in my Olympus XA2 on a dull autumn day just to jazz things up a bit. Don’t bother using in artificial light unless you want an orange/yellow drenched look. To get decent exposures I wouldn’t deviate more than 1/3 or 1/2 of a stop but as you may see from some examples below, detail in shadows and highlights are captured pretty well. For hardcore analogue print fans – it is not easy to get colour balance right if you are going to print Ilfochromes (a.k.a Cibachromes) – but I doubt this will a problem as very few people use this amazing printing method these days. One really good thing is that this film scans very well without having to fiddle around with settings too much. I’ve tried to give a range of different examples below and as you may notice it’s great for capturing the vibrancy of street art.

Samples :

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