Although I have been shooting film regularly for more than two years now, I really haven’t decided on a favorite film stock yet. I love the the neutral, greenish base that Fuji offers quite a lot, yet the bright, beautiful color pops that Kodak Portra, and especially Ektar, bring to the image are simply something else. As far as b&w goes, I’m not very much of a fan, but I do like the elegance of the classic look every once in a while.
Consequently, a few weeks ago, I decided to experiment with the same subject using three different film stocks I had at hand. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any Fuji film at the time so I went with Kodak Ektar, Kodak Portra 400, and Ilford FP4. Here are the results – do tell me which is your favorite, I’d love to hear! I haven’t made up my mind yet…
Oh wow! Ektar is always my fave for autumn colours, like these!
Ektar— those tones!
The Ektar has a really nice Pallet especially when under exposed a bit
the 2nd Ilford. Wow. Totally amazing.
I love your Ektar here! I’ve found I like it better in 35 mm than medium format, how weird is that?! I love how subtle you make it. Do you mind telling me how you rate it? And your P400 is so rich! I’m trying to fall in love with it. 🙂
It’s hard to pick between ektar and portra. Both beautiful. I tend to shoot ektar during the summer on the beach. Recently I shot it on an overcast day and it wasn’t my fave (but it was all I had).
loving the Ektar! i was thinking about making it my go-to film over Portra from now on and this might have swung me that way 😀 the Portra is really nice as well though.
Hi Maite: I like the Prota 400 colors but the Ilford looks amazing 🙂
I really can’t choose between the Ektar and the Portra. I love aspects of both of them too much.
I think the Ektar is the perfect palette for this subject matter. But the shots are all lovely.
My favorite is Ektar and also love Portra too.
I love them all but if I had to choose it would be the Portra. But really? They are all STUNNING.
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