Kodak Ektar 100 & The Canon A-E1


           I am 2 rolls into my film project and the second roll in my series is Kodak Ektar 100. Ektar is an interesting film as the box states it has a beautiful fine grain appearance to it and seems to manage the highlights quite well. I shot a variety of scenes and got varying results. I found that when shooting portraits of light-skinned subjects the results were quite pleasing while darker toned people's skin tones were quite reddish and needed to be toned down in post. Where this film seemed to shine was in the colorful car photos below. After two rolls with the Canon A-E1 I can see a consistent problem with it. this camera was truly designed to be a consumer level camera as the results created by the cheap 50mm f1.8 lens are nothing but mediocre. Coming up soon I have something special as I recently received a tonne of expired Kodak Ektachrome. Stay tuned in the next few weeks to see what this 20 plus year old color slide film looks like.