Konica Centuria (35mm, 100 iso) User-Review

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I think this is one of the most underrated films. I have always received reliable results and still I sometimes really got surprised. While the slide side of life here is very clear and maybe even a bit light sensitive the x-pro development shows a grainy grain, which is grainy as can be.

It is so grainy that I even thought it was print-film. Some dislike this film because of this x-pro effect. But I would say there is no wrong and no right, it is just different. And I kind of like the unusual x-pro look of the Konica. It gives the pictures some timeless look, a bit like a painting. a grainy painting ;)

As for the slide-effect it kind of reminds me of the Kodak Elite-Pro. Its blueish tone in bright sunlight is one indicator and its lively colours a second. I have shot with Konica at a boxing-match in a club and I would say it was the best choice I could have made. For me it levels up perfectly the dark and light tones. but I don’t want to put it mathematically. It is simply just right.

written by wil6ka on 2009-03-31 in #reviews #low-light #x-pro #blueish #grainy #ligh-sensitive #slide #35mm #clear #night

9 Comments

  1. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    konica chrome centuria?

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Super gallery ! It's funny, it seems to react better in low light conditions...

  3. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Are those guys playing chess then boxing...wtf? Either way I like the look of the shots.

  4. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    And I agree with Stouf...low lighting seems to be a friend of this film.

  5. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    this used to be my regular stock. and it's true that i got pretty nice color under low light condition. too bad it's discontinued...

  6. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    great gallery

  7. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    great gallery

  8. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    i like the boxing photos. btw, which ones are x-procesd?

  9. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    @ cinzinc
    cross are the fisheye and some of the panoramics. 5 until 2 and 10, 11.

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