35mmc.com got me. Saw a post about this film…
…and minutes later I had ordered two rolls. This day I was testing it alongside another film I am trying for the first time.
It was in stock at my local camera shop and I decided to give it a whirl. Developed together at home with Cinestll CS41.
For a camera to run it through I chose my favorite AF rangefinder-ish camera.
Ran the other film through a favorite manual focus SLR and lens.
Went to the usual test bed, aka Duke Gardens.
So… ISO 1. Struggled a bit with how I planned to expose for this film. After playing around with light meters of the dedicated and phone app variety seemingly contradicting the web page’s instructions from the company that made the film (1/125s w/ f/2 in broad daylight in this case) I decided to put away the lightmeters and just listen to the film’s makers and wait for a sunny day. Here are the surviving exposures (16 of 24) with some thoughts afterward.
It is an interesting film. I noticed a green tint that I did not see in the sample images on FPP’s website. I do wonder if this film was stained by developing it with Lomography Turquoise. Will make sure I develop the next roll by itself. A bit of haze or glare in a few. I do not know what that is about, since it is not a typical trait of this camera or lens, but I do not mind it. I prefer colors closer to the actual scene, but I liked the images just fine. Will I repurchase this after I shoot the second roll? Could change with the second roll of film but right now I am thinking no. Less to do with the way the surviving images look and more to do with this user’s struggles with exposing the film properly. I purposely migrated to film cameras with auto exposure. I shot this one in a way that more closely resembles the Kodak Ektar H35 I wrote about some time ago. Fixed aperture and fixed shutter speed. Also not keen on losing as many frames as I did with 24 at my disposal. This Contax G1 regularly delivers 37 successful exposures with a 36 exposure roll of film so I have been spoiled. But it was fun and I am looking forward to shooting the second roll the next time I get out on a sunny day.