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Probably the best colour C41 film you can get
on 22 December 2016
Ektar is a 'modern classic' and possibly one of the best, if not the best colour C41 film you can get. The colours are excellent, more saturated than that of Kodak Portra of course and also probably more saturated than other films like Fuji Superia too. It prints and scans really nicely providing you use a good scanner and print onto good paper of course, it certainly scans a lot better than some E6 films like Velvia. Ektar is definitely my 'go to' film now, I'd shoot it in preference to Portra for the more saturated colours and Velvia because it's a lot easier, faster and cheaper to process. Films like Fuji Superia are great on a budget, but whilst Ektar is more expensive I think it is worth it. Even though it's only 100 speed, if you have a lens with a large aperture like the 50mm f/1.8 I used, you can use it in some low-light situations and the shutter speed remains relatively fast meaning you don't get too much blur, though if you want to shoot in low-light handheld then faster film would be more ideal. Have a look at some photos I've taken with it and see what you think! They're all shot using a Nikon F80 and Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens and are all unedited scans.