Second chance with Ektar

In my last post about Kodak Ektar 100 film, I gave it a pass since it turned out extremely reddish in color and I didn’t particularly like the look.

Normally that would be that and life moves on. However, I had purchased a new OpticFilm 8200i SE film scanner since I wanted a scanner that would work with Mac OS X. So while putting it through it’s paces and getting to know the new software, I rescanned a few frames of the Ektar. Needless to say it turned out dramatically better!

  • Before-Rescanning
    Before Rescanning After


Seems like EktarΒ is useable to me now. Skin tones are definitely softer and more natural andΒ color is more muted. I am curious how it’d stack up to Kodak’s Vision 3 50D motion picture film.