1. Ian Parfrey

    Hi Nicole.

    It’s intriguing to see that others struggle with Ektar and skin tones as I do. I found it to be not a good portrait film at all, but more of a landscape film where supersaturated colours are the aim.
    For my portrait work, I prefer the Fuji 160NS and when I get a few rolls I will give the Rollei CN 200 a run. From what I have seen on the internet, the muted colours of the Rollei will suit my taste a lot more than the saturated Ektar. I would like to see your review of the Rollei CN 200 if you get the chance to fire off a roll or two.


    • filmbasedtraveler

      Hello Ian! Thanks for roaming around the blog and giving an useful input/insight. I like Fuji 160NS but I like Portra/Fuji Pro400H even more 🙂 Hopefully I do get some Rollei CN200 to try on soon.

  2. David Murray

    I was perturbed by the reports of red/orange skin, but you have clarified a point regarding full sun. I have recently bought 3 rolls to put in my Leicaflex SL. Unfortunately, it has a dud meter. However, a working meter would not be accurate as it requires the 1.35 volt mercury cell – now unobtainable. So I use a Gossen Multisix that takes the 9 volt PP3 battery. I’m looking forward to getting out into the sunshine and shooting my Ektar. As it is available in 120 roll film size, I might buy a few rolls for my Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 520/2 circa 1927 6 X 9cm and get contact prints made.

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