I came across this film in stock at my local camera shop and I decided to give it a whirl.
This day I was testing it alongside another film I am trying for the first time. 35mmc.com got me. Saw a post about this film…
…and minutes later I had ordered two rolls. Developed together at home with Cinestll CS41.
For this roll, I used a favorite manual focus SLR and lens.
For the other I chose my favorite AF rangefinder-ish camera.
Went to the usual test bed, aka Duke Gardens.
So… Turquoise. Struggled a bit with remembering the key feature of this film. A turquoise hue. During the review after the fact I had to catch myself when I was thinking it looked a bit… oh yeah. Turquoise. I will say it is because I was shooting it alongside another film. That will be my excuse. Also struggled a bit with exposure. Box listed 100-400. My most successful frame was shot at 200. A first frame and I should have left it there but for reasons I am still trying to work out I decided to switch to 400 prior to going out on a very sunny day. Curious that. Here are the surviving exposures (26 of 36) with some thoughts afterward.
It is an interesting film. I tend to prefer colors closer to the actual scene, but I liked the images just fine. Will I buy this again? I thought no at first. But the more I look at these images the more I like them. I believe they would have all turned out better had I shot them at ISO 200 like the last one. I will likely try it again.