[Leica M7] The fun of using a different film – Kodak Ektar film

The fun of using film camera is that when you use a different film, it makes you feel like you use a completely different camera. Most digital cameras offer a JPG picture style or film simulation mode, but at the end, RAW files make it all the same. However, with a different film, it produces completely different outputs.

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Leica M7 Summicron-M 1:2/35 asph Kodak Ektar 100 Film

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Kodak Portra film produces a rather warm image while Kodak Ektar film produces very strong image. Maybe more contrast with more red and yellow color in it.

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Check out this Portra film examples at this link for your reference.

https://thelife.marketing/2017/12/29/leica-m7-kodak-portra-160-film/

Leica M7 Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 asph Kodak Ektar 100 Film
Leica M7 Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 asph Kodak Ektar 100 Film

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Kodak Ektar film is perfect for buildings or general scenes. But it’s rather too strong for skin tone. I might need more tests but Kodak Portra film seems better choice for a portrait.

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Leica M7 Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 asph Kodak Ektar 100 Film
Leica M7 Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 asph Kodak Ektar 100 Film

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This symbol is to scare evil spirit from our ancestors. I don’t believe in superstitions but this symbol definitely has its own energy. I feel good whenever I see this one.

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Leica M7 Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 asph Kodak Ektar 100 Film

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This is my favorite cafe in Samcheongdong street in Seoul. The clock doesn’t move, but it makes this place more unique. The color from Kodak Etar film is a bit exaggerated, however it’s perfect for this place.

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Leica M7 Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 asph | Kodak TMAX 400 B&W film
Leica M7 Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 asph | Kodak TMAX 400 B&W film

Of course, you can turn your camera into a complete monochrome body when you have B&W film like Kodak TMAX 400. I am really thrilled to try new films! Endless possibilities  come with more fun.