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.
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.
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.
In all cases the tones and grain obtained lead us to another era, and the suitable price is definitely worth it. I recommend it!
If you want to know a little more about what it is to force a shot, you can take a look at this article.