A film review of Ferrania Solaris 400. Very little noise for a 400 negative film. Colors are well-represented and I can’t say much more than that. This only the second time I’ve shot a roll of Solaris ( the first one came packaged with my (Golden Half). This was all with my Olympus Mju2.
I shot this roll of expired Fuji Provia 400 with the intention of crossprocessing it but thinking back to the heavy green tinted images of those xpro images I decided to develop it as slide film. These were shot in my Olympus mju2 camera. The results were quite underexposed with a tint of blue to them. This was not what I had expected and I wasn’t really impressed with it. It could be due to the fact that the roll was expired and I never refrigerate my film. I did some photo editing on them, but it still wasn’t what I was expecting out of slidefilm.
Singapore Chinatown Beer Lady.
Prosthetics store in Seoul, South Korea
Samgyeopsal in Jejudo South Korea. Grilled pork belly.
Bored at Chinatown Hawker Center
Kodak Ultramax 400 color film. Taken with my Canon SLR on a trip to Beijing. Very nice colors, not as much grain as other 400 color films. Maybe my favorite color 400 film along side AgfaVista 400.
Beijing is a wonderful place for photography, highly recommended. It is also a huge place, so much walking to be done. Or you could always get a bicycle.
I don’t like the name Ultramax 400 though, seems like a rookie marketing department thinking of something exxxxtreme.
This was a gift from my girlfriend. ( seriously, if you need to buy a gift for somebody who is into film photograhpy just buy him/her a bunch of different types of film, its fun to experiment). So the camera/marketing company brought out their own types of branded film and this is the 400 color negative version.
I took this film and my Canon SLR 500 along to London. It was winter (its fun when the pilot announces that the airport at your destination is closed due to snow and having to take a 4 hour cramped bus ride after 25 hrs of traveling). Now where was I? Oh yeah, London.
Colorwise I thought this film was fine, it was just much noisier then expected. I don’t know if it was this particular roll or the scanning method, but having shot 400 color film before I didnt expect the amount of grain.
Kodak Tri-X 400, black and white film. Released in the 1940′s and according to the Kodak website “the world’s best selling black and white film”. This is a classic film and hardly in need of a review. So I won’t. Here are my pictures. Taken with a Canon SLR and 50mm. It was incredibly grainy though, I have shot with this film before and this is the first time I got such results.
After my review of the Golden Half I realized I hadn’t used it in a while and I threw in some Agfa 400 color film, promptly forgot about that and mistakenly believed it was 100 film and went to Little India to shoot.
When you get of the Farrer Park subway station and head north along Serangoon Road you will come across 2 Indian Temples in close proximity to each other. Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is the larger of the two and the starting point of the annual Thaipusam ceremonies.
I remember when shooting with the Golden Half that only the center image will be sharp and there will be a sharp dropoff in term of sharpness near the edges. This forced me a bit to center my subjects.
Overall I was happy with the images, it was just a bit frustrating not knowing for sure which images were paired together.
The following images are shot with negative film Agfa Vista Plus 400 in my Olympus Mju2, aka MjuII aka Stylus Epic.
Mural of the fearsome TigerBunny in the Korean neighbourhood of Hongdae. This was taken on new years eve 2010.
Chinese Korean dish called Jajangmyeon consisting of wheat noodles topped with a thick sauce made of chunjang (a salty black soybean paste), diced meat and vegetables. Delicioso.
Korean streetvendor in Hongdae, Seoul.
Pretty versatile film. I like it allot. Almost all my shots came out properly exposed with nice colors. Works well at night combined with a fast lens. Will consider this film for sure in the future. I do wonder if the Plus is just a marketing gimmick. I guess I could google it to find out, but why spoil the mystery ?
The following photos were taken in Seoul, South Korea with my Olympus Mju2 aka MjuII aka Epic Stylus.
Pretty good film. It was my first time shooting with APX 400. Relatively little grain. I will pick this up again.