Roll #34 – Samsung Prime Color 200

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Samsung Prime Color 200 (expired 05/2004)

I bought a 10-pack of these on eBay (couldn’t find them in any smaller amount) and shot 3 rolls so far. One here in Leipzig and two in the National Park Hainich. I loved the colors of Samsung Prime Color 100, but I couldn’t find that stock either.

It’s sad to see, that all those nice films are gone. Well, not really gone – some of it is still around. But since it’s no longer produced, the number of rolls available will only be going down.

Maybe all the falling leaves make me think about all the production stops of film stock. But it’s not all doom and gloom. If this project has shown me one thing, it’s that there’s still a lot of film out there.

National Park Hainich + Leipzig, Germany / Oct 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, 24 exposures, ISO 200.
Expired 05/2004, shot at ISO 100.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + Samsung Prime Color 200
Film bought for 1,70 EUR via eBay.
Developed and scanned by Foto Schröter (Riesa).

Roll #33 – CineStill 50D

CineStill 50D
CineStill 50D

Paying 9 EUR for a single roll of repackaged cinema film, I somehow expected more. Better colors (scans were postprocessed to look like they do now), better sharpness, better anything. Comparison images on the internet look much better.

Is it a subjectiv perception thing? Is it a matter of a good scan? Am I too critical? Well, it looks like I might have access to a Nikon Coolscan soon, so I’ll run the film through that again. So there might be an update to this entry in the future. Keep your eyes open!

Enough tech talk! This is the “Treetop Path”, you climb a tower from which you can see around or can take elevated path branches (hoho!) through the treetops. Early morning light, slowly disappearing fog in the distance… it was quite magical.

National Park Hainich, Germany / Oct 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, 36 exposures, ISO 50.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + CineStill 50D
Film bought for 9 EUR via MacoDirect.
Developed and scanned by Foto Schröter (Riesa).

Roll #32 – Wegert Pro 200

Wegert Pro 200 (expired 09/2005)
Wegert Pro 200 (expired 09/2005)

Since I’m behind schedule quite a bit, I’ll start numbering the blog entries by roll and not by week. On top of that I’d have to publish more than 2 rolls each week to catch up until the end of the year. I doubt that’ll happen, so I’ll continue the project into 2016 until 52 rolls are done.

There are almost no leaves on the trees anymore, I’m very glad I had the chance to spend a weekend in the Hainichen national park.

National Park Hainich, Germany / Oct 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, 24 exposures, ISO 200, expired 2005.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + Wegert Pro 200
Film bought for 2,00 EUR via eBay.
Developed by Foto Schröter (Riesa).
Scanned with Epson V550.

Week #17 – Kodak Hawkeye 400

Kodak Hawkeye Super Color 400
Kodak Hawkeye Super Color 400 (in reused cartridge)

Kodak Hawkeye is an ISO 400 traffic surveillance color film. Some call it “Ektar 400“, but look for yourself.

Leipzig, Germany – March + April + May 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, hand rolled, 24 exposures, ISO 400. No markings of any kind on film, no manufacturer, no numbers, nothing!

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor 50mm 1.8G + Kodak Hawkeye Super Color 400 (shot at ISO 300 and 400).
Film bought for ~8 EUR via Film Photography Project Store.
Developed and scanned by Foto Schröter (Riesa, Germany).

Week #13 – Fujifilm Neopan 400

Fujifilm Neopan 400
Fujifilm Neopan 400 (Discontinued in 2013)

One of the first films I bought for the project. It took quite a while to actually shoot it and then some to finally develop it. But in my book the outcome was worth the wait. For an ISO 400 film the grain is quite fine and the images are nicely sharp. It’s really a shame, that the film was discontinued by Fujifilm.

Halle, Germany – March 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, black/white negative film, 36 exposures, ISO 400, Discontinued in 2013. Film strips curl quite a bit, so it’s not the easiest film to scan.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + Fujifilm Neopan 400
Film bought via Fotoimpex (Berlin, Germany).
Self-Developed @ Mühlstraße e.V. Community Darkroom.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.