If you like extreme X-Pro effects that will make your pictures look like they were shot on another planet, load your Horizon Kompakt with a slide film. For what I've experienced so far, all of them give crazy X-Pro results!
The first time I got the extreme X-Pro effect was with a Kodak Elitechrome ED 200. I was shooting graffiti. I wanted to do this for a while and I got very disappointed with the results. The colors have nothing to do with the originals! I thought there was something wrong with my scanning so I took the film to the lab but got the same results. I became convinced the film had some problem.
Thinking there was something wrong with that film, I continued to X-Pro slide films on my Horizon… and things got crazier and crazier!
I think this happens because this camera tends to overexpose pictures and even so I can’t resist a double exposure. Since I live in a sunny place and the Horizon Kompakt only has f/8 aperture, there is not much I can do… besides keep on shooting!
To go really extreme, I suggest you to try something already crazy. The Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS (meaning Very Saturated!) made my jaw drop.
Although I knew I probably wouldn’t get the amazing purples of the Fuji Sensia 100 I love with this camera, the results turned out really surprising! They look crazy but I ended up liking some of this strong magenta shots!
I enjoy most the results of this camera using low ISO color negative or redscale so that’s what I’m feeding her regularly now. But once in a while I feel curious to see how a slide film will turn out x-proed with this amazing camera.
The next slide film I’ll try is a Fuji Velvia 50… and I think this time I will NOT cross-process, I have a feeling it will work well… Do you have some E6 slide Horizon shots? Or some extreme x-pro pictures? Show us! :)
written by saidseni on 2012-10-15 in #gear #tipster #panoramic #quickie-tipster #film #ektachrome #sensia #velvia #elitechrome #cross-process #horizon-kompakt #precisa #horizon-top-tipster #x-pro #slide