jasonm
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Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100

Sun Mar 25, 2001 7:59 pm

Hi,

Has anyone ever used this film? I've got a roll in my camera right now and curious to know how it performs. It's a cheap film so I suspect it's not too great. I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Cheers,
Jason Milligan
Melbourne Australia
 
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RE: Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100

Sun Mar 25, 2001 8:48 pm

Hi Jason,

I've used it twice, and I don't like it. When compared to Provia F, the grain looks like sandpaper. Also the blue/green colours seem to dominate, but that may be due to the processing I got.

But hey, its about 1/3 the price of Provia F in Australia (well Melbourne atleast).

regards

Ian M.



 
cfalk
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RE: Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:15 pm

Hi,

I used several rolls of it last year, including an entire day at a wildlife photo safari in India. IMHO, all my pics were wasted. Just like Ian said, it is grainy and the blue-greens are almost flourescant.

here's a sample:



I'd avoid this film.

Cheers,

Charles
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gocaps16
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RE: Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100

Thu Mar 29, 2001 12:34 pm

Hi Jason,

I have used this film once and had some nice results.

Here's an example currently in the a.net database waiting to be viewed by Johan.



If it's not working here...< http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/USERJ145_taxi.jpg>

Kevin/DCA
 
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RE: Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100

Thu Mar 29, 2001 12:37 pm







Kevin/DCA
 
ake0404ar
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RE: Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100

Thu Mar 29, 2001 1:01 pm

Hello,

I have never used that one, I am using Kodak Elite Chrome 100 exclusivley and I love it.

Just take a look at some of my pictures here on a.net and that gives you an example of what you can expect.

Vasco
 
chris28_17
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RE: Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100

Thu Mar 29, 2001 2:58 pm

I've used both Elite chrome 100, and the extra color 100 and havent seen any difference...

good film though..

CHRIS
 
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RE: Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100

Thu Mar 29, 2001 7:33 pm

I used a roll of this film recently and I liked the result, however indoor shots weren't that great.

Anyway Fuji Sensia 100 seems somehow better but that's of course matter of opinion...
 
TomH
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RE: Kodak Elite Chrome Extra Colour 100

Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:27 pm

Jason,

My take on this is that you may get more accurate color rendition outdoors using films that are not "Extra Color" or the Kodak "S" series. (S=Saturated). I believe these films are Kodak's response to certain of the popular Fujichrome films, which tend to be more colorful (saturated) overall. I base this statement on my own experience.

About 5 years ago when Fuji Velvia was the up and coming buzz, I conducted two controlled evaluations with identical cameras/lenses. This work was done to satisfy my own curiosity, though some of it was used in a film comparision study the by magazine Railpace.

The shots were outdoor subjects, much of it scenery. I had Velvia in one camera, K64 in the other. Velvia's color saturation (and tight grain) brought many "Oohs" and "Ahhs" when I presented the results as slide shows. These shows were comprised mostly of experienced photographers. Many were K64 shooters, but the Velvia surely impressed most of them. Of course, we didn't think Velvia's colors were more accurate, we just thought they were more eye-catching.

Regarding some of the follow-up posts. I sure like US Airways current c/s, like on the great RJ-145 shot that was posted, but we really need more colorful subjects to evaluate the film. But really, it's up to you what level of color accuracy you want in your slides. I prefer a film that is more accurate and life-like than the new "pumped up" films.

TomH

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