Color negative film often doesn’t appeal to me. There seem to be endless variation and colours are not as reliable as slide film, and cross processing it is basically not an option. But it is the variety, that makes analogue photography ever exciting and the Voigtländer V200 is a choice that catches more of my attention lately!
I tend to buy film in large quantities, especially when it seems to be something that is hard to get and was formerly unknown to me. I get into the spirit of a hunter and I want to own and test it like a mad professor. But as I have limited time and limited space when I am traveling, I have to make choices. And this choice is often the Voigtländer V200.
Most of my films are expired, and sometimes, they give unexpected results. That is good and bad at the same time. You just have to know what you want in the particular moment you’re shooting. But the Voigtländer is stable like a rock. I figured that the chemistry is quite sturdy and the colour-elements of the emulsion do not fade away.
On the other hand, the colours are not too flashy; they are more down to earth, but that is what I like about a color negative film anyway. That’s why I managed to take some of my favorite color negative shots with this film.