Konica SXG 100: A Rare Expired Film

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This is the story of an 11-year-old expired film. An uncommon film, not yet in the Lomography list, with fine results! Read more about this Konica film after the jump!

Some weeks ago, my trusty photo shop in Como has found for me an 11-year-old expired film. This is an uncommon film, not yet in the Lomography list of films to review. I used this film in a Lomo LC-A during the winter days of January/February in Como. This is because I wanted to report the beautiful snow on the lake in a different way. I seldom use expired film, but this one is fantastic, with the lack of red/yellow tones and the cyan/blue dominants. A great choice to represent the coldest winter days of 2012!

I love the cold tones, great for winter! The end of January was very cold…never have the birds liked to fly over the beautiful lake!

And no one was sitting in a bar near the local airport (Aero Club Como)!

Note the strange tones of the red table! No yellow, so the red of the table contrasts very strongly against the background!

The photos above show the great alteration of red tones and the decrease of yellow tones. Here is another photo of my beloved lake:

A little trick: due to the loss of sensitivity in an old expired film I exposed this roll at 50 ISO instead of 100 ISO of its nominal value!

In conclusion, this film from Konica is a rare film with balanced “expired” colors and very little grain!

written by sirio174 on 2012-03-22 in #reviews

3 Comments

  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    so fine!

  2. tsingtao
    tsingtao ·

    I want one of this film!

  3. chilledvondub
    chilledvondub ·

    i had one of these films in a Konica Pop with the underwater kit on holiday when i was only a wee lad! but like all underwater kits it was unreliable and leak so the film soaked and jammed and i lots my photo's :( never seen the film since although i have used a Ferria Solaris which is practically the same

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