Roll #50 – Fujicolor Superia Premium 400

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Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia Premium 400 (35mm)

 

The Superia Premium was one of three film stocks I imported from Japan. The other two being Natura 1600 and Venus 800. It spent quite a while – at least some months – in the camera and was able to see autumn and winter. I’ll probably further reduce the number of cameras I actually shoot with, as hard as it is.

After scanning I noticed a constant line through all my negatives, looks like I scratched it somehow. Maybe while spooling onto the development reel, maybe some other way. But I’m not that sad, the colors are okay-ish, but nothing special.

There are two more rolls (ordered a 3-pack), that will be used for regular day to day shooting and I’ll save the Natura for special projects. Not sure about the Venus yet – have to shoot it first.

Nothing special for roll #50. Two more and I’ll finally reached my goal, except 16+ months late.

Leipzig, Germany – Autumn/Winter 2016/17

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35mm, color negativ film, ISO 400, 36 exposures.

Praktica LTL2 + Helios 58mm/f2 + Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia Premium 400
Film sponsored by Caro.
Developed with Rollei C-41 Kit by myself.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

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Roll #49 – Kodak ColorPlus 200

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Kodak ColorPlus 200 (35mm format)

During my search for a cheap color film for everyday shooting (no special projects) I stumbled upon this film stock. The price is quite low (2,50 EUR per roll) and a quick look around on the internet showed okay-ish color rendering. I wanted to test it first, before ordering in bulk, so I added a roll to my last c-41 chemistry order.

The images were taken during the middle and end of January. I’m not quite sure about the sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker yellow tint. Guess that’s the drawback you have to accept when using cheaper material? Or its the lens? Questions… questions.

Leipzig-Reudnitz, Germany – Jan 2017

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35mm, color negativ film, ISO 200, 36 exposures.

Praktica LTL2 + Pentacon auto 1.8/50 + Kodak ColorPlus 200
Film bought for 2,50 EUR via Macodirect.
Developed with Rollei C-41 Kit by myself.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Roll #48 – Kodak T-Max T400 CN

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Kodak T-Max T400 CN (expired + discontinued 2003–2004)

Before I got this roll as a gift, it was stored – probably for several years – in the attic, where I also develop my black and white film. It gets quite hot in the summer, not the best kind of long term storage conditions for film. On top of that, the film stock was discontinued at least 12+ years ago. So naturally quality has suffered.

Kodak T-Max T400 CN is the predecessor of Kodak BW400CN (Roll #45) (also discontinued, but only in 2014) and is developed in color chemicals (C-41). I used these kinds of black & white stock (like Ilford XP2 Super 400) a lot when I was younger. You got b/w photos, but the development was cheaper, than regular b/w films at the drugstore. It was sad to see them go. Luckily I can now develop color and b/w films myself – a lot cheaper than sending it to a lab.

Discarded christmas trees, mud, rain – welcome to January in Germany. The photos after that were made during the “HGB Rundgang” exhibition (yearly tour of the Academy of Visual Arts student work), also showing some of my work.

Leipzig, Germany – Jan + Feb 2017

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35mm, “color negative” b/w film, ISO 400, 36 exposures. B/W film, that’s processed in C-41 (color) chemicals. Expired at least 10+ years ago, discontinued in 2003–04.

Nikon F80 + Nikkor AF 50mm/1.8D + Kodak T-Max T400 CN
Film sponsored by Jens.
Developed with Rollei C-41 Kit by myself.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.