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01-03-2009, 09:27 AM   #16
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...Now to see what film i can source out here in Australia ... how readily available is Ektar 100???
It has been available in the U.S. both mail order and in better camera shops since mid-November. I suppose you could contact your local outlets to determine availability in Australia.

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I'll do a bit of nosing around and see .... at the moment I have chucked in some Kodak Gold 200 just to see if the freebie Spottie works for now ... but will be looking at using better grade film later on.

So far from what I have seen .. my local Camera store stocks the Fuji Reala ad was going to get a few rolls of that as an initial starting point.
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It's truly a remarkable film. Don Hutton posted a drum scan sample at the Rangefinder Forum and I was amazed at the level of detail, color, and fine grain. I printed up some 8x10 as a crop from a 16x24 and the images held up just fine.
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It's truly a remarkable film. Don Hutton posted a drum scan sample at the Rangefinder Forum and I was amazed at the level of detail, color, and fine grain...
Do you have a link?

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I found it: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64416&page=2


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The Ektar 100 film is now available in Canada, yeah!!
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There really seems to be a real buzz around about this film.
I might jsut have to go and find some and see how it goes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
According to the technician that did my CLA, my Ricoh's meter is somewhat out of adjustment and was set to ISO 50 per his suggestion to compensate. A few of the scans looked a little light, so I did a little PP in light room to even out the curve on pictures 1, 2, and 5:
  • -2 stop exposure shift on #1, -1.0 on #2, and -0.5 on #5
  • +25 brightness
  • +10 contrast
As a result, I think I may expose the next roll at ISO 100 and see what it looks like. I will also do a test exposure series using a "7-zone" target, white wash cloth, and black velvet swatch. The results should give some indication of where to set the meter.

Some of the overexposure may also have been the fault of the scanner. I may have to make friends with the technician to see what options are available to optimize the process.

Steve
I just got my first roll of Ektar 100 developed (snapshots from a recent snowstorm, mostly exposed at ASA 80). This stuff is a delight to scan on a Coolscan V: vivid and contrasty with no manual exposure/contrast adjustment at all.



Skin tones are not so great; light-skinned people generally turn out a bit too pink.

I don't think I'd use it as a general-purpose travel film. But for scenery it's quite nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by troyz Quote
I just got my first roll of Ektar 100 developed (snapshots from a recent snowstorm, mostly exposed at ASA 80). This stuff is a delight to scan on a Coolscan V: vivid and contrasty with no manual exposure/contrast adjustment at all.



Skin tones are not so great; light-skinned people generally turn out a bit too pink.

I don't think I'd use it as a general-purpose travel film. But for scenery it's quite nice.
Wow, that does look good! Hopefully I can get my hands on one soon. I haven't seen that new Ektar in my neck of the woods.

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You guys are killing me -- I may have to replace my K10d with a P&S and dust off my film gear permanently.
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Hi - Thanks for the nice photos.

I have been starting to figure out kodak 100UC (ultra color) and was looking for 400UC, only to find out that this film is on the list to discontinue - replaced by the Ektar.

I really like the color intensity and contrast of the 100UC - any idea how the Ektar 100 compares for this to the 100UC ?

Thanks

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there's a test somewhere on the internet that i've read
i believe you can find it somewhere by including site:rangefinderforum.com in your search, you'll have to dig for it a bit
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Looks great, prefer nr. 1 and 5
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Nice pictures. Can hardly wait to try the film, hope it comes to Canada soon. It will be my film choice for next spring/summer.
Vistek has it in stock. Henry's will order it for you. There are probably others. Dave
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Vistek has it in stock. Dave
Almost here in canada, I ordered 5 rolls this week-end and receive a message from Vistek Canada that there was a 6~10 days backorder on the Ektar 100

Cheers,

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I've got a roll of Ektar on it's way from B&H. I'm looking forward to trying it out this weekend.

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