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Analogue Adventures – Part 17: Kodak Ektar 100 ECN-2 processed

Kodak Ektar 100

Ektar 100 is easily one of my favorite films: low grain, lots of details, lovely colors – simply what I would call high a quality film. Some of you may remember when I exposed a roll of badly expired Ektar, but this time let’s have a look what it can really do.
Processing (ECN-2) and scanning was done at Silbersalz35 in Germany.

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/2.0 | Kodak Ektar 100 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/5.6 | Kodak Ektar 100 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 | f/11 | Kodak Ektar 100 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/2.8 | Kodak Ektar 100 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/2.0 | Kodak Ektar 100 ECN-2

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Analogue Adventures – Part 16: Kodak Gold 200 ECN-2 processed

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Kodak Gold 200

Kodak Gold 200 again? Hasn’t there been an article covering this film already? Yes, but the Silbersalz35 guys started offering a new lab service in 2022 for developing some of the popular C-41 still photography films with the more complex ECN-2 process. But is it a good idea? I wanted to find out, I received the scans, so let’s have a look together.
Processing (ECN-2) and scanning was done at Silbersalz35 in Germany.
Update May 2023: more pictures added

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 | f/8.0 | Kodak Gold 200 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 | f/2.0 | Kodak Gold 200 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 | f/11 | Kodak Gold 200 ECN-2
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Leica M6 | Hologon 16mm 8.0 | Kodak Gold 200 ECN-2
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Minolta CLE | Minolta/MS 40mm 1.7 | f/8.0 | Gold 200 ECN-2
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Minolta CLE | Voigtländer VM 40mm 1.4 MC | f/8.0 | Gold 200 ECN-2

Continue reading Analogue Adventures – Part 16: Kodak Gold 200 ECN-2 processed

Analogue Adventures – Part 15: Kodak Ultramax 400

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Kodak Ultramax 400

The Ultramax 400 is Kodak’s cheaper – hard to use that term in this context – ISO400 color negative film. This is also reflected by the fact that it is available as 24 exposure film. These days it is just as expensive as any other color negative film and whenever I came across it, it had been sold out shortly after. So I should probably consider myself lucky for having seized the moment and bought a roll at the local camera store – for what felt like way too much for a 24 exposure roll…
Processing and scanning was done at urbanfilmlab in Germany.
The pictures you see in this article are from 1 roll.

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0 | Kodak Ultramax 400
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.8 | Kodak Ultramax 400
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/4.0 | Kodak Ultramax 400
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.8 | Kodak Ultramax 400

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Analogue Adventures – Part 14: Agfa Vista 200 (expired)

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Agfa Vista 200 Color Negative Film

These days whenever I come across a photo store I check if they have any film stock available, especially some I didn’t use before. In Istanbul I found a store selling these Agfa Vista 200 24+3 which expired 17 years ago. They were cheap enough and for only 2.5 € I could add processing including scanning so I decided to give it a try.
Processing and scanning was done at Karaköy Fotoğrafçı in Istanbul.
Because there were some issues with a few of the scans I had it rescanned by urbanfilmlab in Germany.

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.8 | Agfa Vista 200
agfa vista expired 200 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/4.0 | Agfa Vista 200
agfa vista expired 200 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.8 | Agfa Vista 200
agfa vista expired 200 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/11 | Agfa Vista 200

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Analogue Adventures – Part 13: Fujifilm 200

Fuji 200 Color Negative Film

I have mainly been using Kodak films so far, but one day a local store had some stock of Fujifilm 200 available, so of course I bought a roll. During the film era it was a fierce competition between Kodak and Fujifilm, but these days the situation is a bit different it seems…

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Slim | f/2.0 | Fuji 200
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Slim | f/2.0 | Fuji 200
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Slim | f/2.0 | Fuji 200
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Slim | f/2.0 | Fuji 200
fuji fujifilm e200 200 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0 | Fuji 200

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