No, I don't think they're on the cool/blue side, except perhaps compared with Kodachrome, but that's got saturation a little larger than life. I haven't tried Ektar 100 but from these pictures I'd put it alongside Fujicolor, my favourite colour print film.
I don't see a noticable blue case either but I do like the saturation. I think the images are richer that what Gold 200 produces. (This observation coming for someone who hasn't shot a roll of color film since early March 2007!!.
Those colours look great and I don't see it being on the cool/blue side. This film has been talked about on other boards so I decided to try some. The only place on town that would stand a chance of having it did not have any. The person at the counter had not even heard of it and this from a supposed pro store. Anyway I will eventually have to try it out.
I suspect Kodak do trials with the 'free' films that the mail film processors give you. I've had several in Kodak packs without a film type stated. The last one I got was very yellowish. Maybe this is a backlash from that?
Regards - John
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Post by Michael Fraley on Mar 10, 2009 1:19:27 GMT -5
Thanks for the comments, everyone. Peter, I have used Fuji Superia a lot, 200 and 400 ISO. I like that film too. Lately I got some good prices on Kodak Gold 200, so I'm working my way through that. Roy, yes #2 is Golden Gate Park, in front of the rebuilt De Young Museum. Bob, send me a mailing address and I'll pop a roll of Ektar in the mail to you. John, is that yellow cast a result of reflection?
I see no blue cast at all. The colours are splendid. Without being critical I am wondering about the reds which all seem to be of almost identical hue. Even the cello is rather too reddish. Old Kodachrome 10 ASA used to do that.
Though you should have turned the cup to show the Starbucks logo a la GeneW.
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Post by Michael Fraley on Aug 22, 2009 0:02:21 GMT -5
Hi Mickey, thanks for the comments. Interesting, you see more red, I thought I saw blue but maybe not.. maybe I just saw an imbalance. It could be the lab too, where I have it processed, although generally they do a good job.
I'll have you know it's not Starbucks, it's a local independent bakery!