Ektar

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This article is about a negative film. For a musical instrument, see Ektara.

Ektar is a Kodak color negative professional film, formally branded as a semi-professional film. The brand was reintroduced in 2008 as a professional film offered in the 100 ISO format.[1]

Ektar 100
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Maker: Eastman Kodak
Speed: 100/21°
Type: Color print
Process: C-41
Format: 35mm, 120, 4x5, 8x10
Grain: Ultra-fine
Introduced: 2008, 2010(4x5/8x10)
Ektar
Maker: Eastman Kodak
Speed: 25/15°, 100/21°, 125/22°, 1000/31°
Type: Color print
Process: C-41
Format: 35mm, 120
Grain: Ultra-fine
Introduced: 1989
Discontinued: 1994, 1997
Replaced by: Royal Gold

History[edit]

Ektar started as a color 35mm and 120 semi-professional film introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1989, which used the common C-41 process. It was designed to offer ultra-fine grain. It was manufactured in 25, 100 (replaced the poor selling 125 in June 1991 [1]), and 1000 ISO formats. Poor market segmentation was cited as a factor in Kodak's decision to discontinue Ektar in 1994. The film was replaced by the Royal Gold line. The 120 version of Ektar was discontinued in 1997.

Ektar also refers to Eastman Kodak's premium-priced lenses for professional use, which were introduced in 1939 and sold until the 1960s. The name Ektar is an acronym for Eastman Kodak TessAR.[2][3]

Ektar 100[edit]

A new film was introduced in September 2008 under the name Kodak EKTAR 100, which claims to be the finest-grain color negative film with high saturation and vivid colors available on the market. The film was initially only offered in 35mm, but later the film offering was expanded to include 120 size film, then 4x5 and 8x10 sheet sizes.[1]

Ektar 100 is very suitable for digitizing using a film scanner.[4]

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