Little film family

by Piotr Matura May. 07, 2019 140 views

In earlier posts I mentioned that I had little time to go and make photos and I've tried to catch up around Easter. Well, recently I made up for it pretty well ;)

Thanks to so called "long weekend" in Poland at the beginning of May (1st and 3rd of May are holidays) I managed to get 5 free days in a row. Forecasts were really bad, but in the end weather turned out to be great, so I used that time not only to start blogging here, but also to go out and shoot.

In the photo there are 4 films I burned through over this five days and left at the lab today to get developed and scanned. I was waiting to try three of them for some time:

Fujicolor 100 - first on the left. It is also called "Fuji Industrial 100", as it is targeted for proffessional market and sold only in Japan in bulk packages. Some shops manage to import it anyway, so I bought it while it was available. It's supposed to bring really juicy reds and greens when shot in good light.

Kodak Ektar 100 - it's supposed to have very vivid colors and extremely small grain.

Ilford XP2 Super 400 - it's chromogenic black and white film, which means it can be developed in C-41 process, the same as for color films, in any lab that does it. I wanted to try it just because of that, but also because it can be exposed in ISO from 50 to 800 and yield very different results.

Last one is regular Fujicolor C200 I use most of the time.

Scans will be ready on Thursday and I can't wait to see the results. I will definitely share them here, so stay tuned if you are interested :)

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Russell Smith 1 year, 2 months ago

How do you like the xp2 or have you shot a roll of it . I know for me I think I would like the hp5 better but I do not have any BandW chemicals right now so I am seriously considering getting a roll of xp2 or 2 .

1 year, 2 months ago Edited
Piotr Matura Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 2 months ago

Same for me, I decided to try it because I don't have equipment and chemicals for B&W (I'm thinking of getting them, though ;)) It is my first roll of XP2, haven't shot it before - only Delta 100 and I liked it. I'm picking up scans today and will share some photos an thoughts about it soon.

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 2 months ago

Looking forward to it

1 year, 2 months ago Edited
Piotr Matura Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 2 months ago

I'm picking up scans today and will share some photos over the next few days ;)

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