Solaris Ferrania 100 ASA Forced to 800!

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The Solaris is a pretty cheap Ferrania roll, which made me wary at first, but here I will show that it produces excellent results!

When I was studying in Spain, my budget was not much, except for photography. Looking for alternatives, I found the Ferrania Solaris 100 ASA film at a very low price. This made me wary at first but decided to risk it and bought a few to try.

Credits: nina_ska

My first instinct was to force it, by shooting a few stops under, but compensating while developing, because experience has told me a “normal” color negative is not to my liking, and I wanted to experience forcing it to ISO 800 with interesting results.

Taking advantage of this ISO 800 and my last days in Seville winter, I decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood with my Nikon FM2 and 50mm 1.4 lens, to capture as much light as possible.

Credits: nina_ska

Once in Chile, I continued using these reels both a trip down south as Santiago, again using the Nikon FM2 and the Olympus Pen-EE3, which I love to use! Especially for travel as being a half-frame camera you twice to take photos.

Credits: nina_ska
Credits: nina_ska

In all cases the tones and grain obtained lead us to another era, and the suitable price is definitely worth it. I recommend it!

LomoAmigos Greetings!

If you want to know a little more about what it is to force a shot, you can take a look at this article.

written by nina_ska on 2013-05-03 in #reviews #espana #chile #film #solaris-ferrania
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2 Comments

  1. jackpumpkinhead
    jackpumpkinhead ·

    I love Solaris, never thought of pushing so hard though. Great results, and you're so right about the tones etc.

  2. jackpumpkinhead
    jackpumpkinhead ·

    btw were you shooting at 100 ISO or 800 ISO?

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