I have been using this film for at least 2 decades. For me, Kodak Pro Image 100 was always a very good option for almost all situations. Portraits, events or whatever; it’s always been a film that returns very good or acceptable results. And best of all, you can push it three stops without any problems. Even more …

I like the pushing result more than exposed at nominal. Usually, I do not take it to such extremes but given the conditions of the day (rainy and cloudy), I chose to set the ISO to 800 in order to avoid very slow shutter speed in my Nikon F100.

Speaking of the F100 (perhaps not the most comfortable camera to do street photography) but on cloudy days I choose to use cameras with some automation that allows me to work with a little extra ease. I chose the P mode, in matrix metering or center-weighted in some cases and with the exposure compensation always in + 2/3 EV.

The lens that I usually choose is the Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2 because it gives me the angle of view that for me is the most similar to what I see. It also allows me at certain moments to approach to the subject enough to accentuate drama without cutting too much the scene or the subject itself.

I love how rainy days highlight colors and how it generates another atmosphere on the streets of my city.

For some years to now I decided to process my films myself in my studio. To develop C-41 I use Kodak Flexicolor chemicals developed for minilabs but they work perfectly in manual processes.

~ Sebastian

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I enjoyed your article. It was a film I did not know existed. The colors are wonderful as are your compositions. I do have one little question. Can you tell me why you set the ISO at 800 and then add 2/3 more exposure with the exposure compensation?

    • Good question indeed! Pushing to 800 and then adding +2/3 stop exposure comp is really like shooting at 400. Why not just set your meter for 400 ISO? Shutter speeds won’t be appreciably different.

    • Well, after trying different combinations, this was the one that best fits the type of saturation / contrast I’m looking for. The compensation is because I usually use P mode in combination with matrix expo mode and in street situations, that type of automation tends to underexpose.

    • Well, first of all I choose to set the expo on ASA 800 because that is the setting that most closely matches the visual aspect I want as a result. Second, I set 2/3 of expo compensation because I mostly use P mode in matrix metering and in the street the camera tends to underexpose. This gives me the necessary over-expo to have details in shadows

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