Leica M7, color negative or color positive film?

I don’t use the slide films(color positive) often as they are hard to use in terms of getting the proper exposure while color negative films are more easy. But slide films make crystal clear image like a digital photography, so it’s great for flowers in outdoor environment. But this is not necessarily true anymore with Kodak Ektar 100 color negative film.

Leica M7, Kodak Ektar 100 Color negative film
Leica M7, Kodak Ektar 100 Color negative film

What do you think? If I don’t say it, then this photo may look like a digital photo.If I say it’s a film photo, then one might think the film might be color positive. At least it seems to be so!

Leica M7, Kodak Ektar 100 Color negative film
Leica M7, Kodak Ektar 100 Color negative film

In some ways, it’s even better than color positive from Fujifilm. A slide film from Fujifilm has more blue tone(cool color) while Kodak Ektar has more warm color. Personally I feel warm color makes flowers pop as opposed to cool color.

Leica M7, Kodak Ektar 100 Color negative film
Leica M7, Kodak Ektar 100 Color negative film

Do you like tulips? I do. There are variety of tulips. All come with beautiful vibrant color. So even with Portra film which would be my general choice for all topics, flowers might look dull. So Kodak Ektar 100 film is the perfect choice for landscape and flowers in daylight conditions.

While I like digital photography, analog film photography has more fun from the process of choosing films based on the target objects.

Check out the video clip I created about my Leica M experience!