A reasonably priced film that can handle most of what you might choose to throw at it. Don't expect any craziness! This is a gentle film, the tones are mellow even when cross processed.
A reasonably priced film that can handle most of what you might choose to throw at it. Don’t expect any craziness! This is a gentle film, the tones are mellow even when cross processed.
I lucked into a cheap 5-pack on ebay and decided to try it out.
I took the first roll into the fields behind my old apartment last summer. These rolls expired in September 2007, and are starting to show a slight pink shift, which brought out the reds in the sunset scenes beautifully.
When wrapping up that first roll I got a pleasant surprise,: the little paper strip you lick to glue the roll shut is peppermint-flavoured!
The second roll came with me on a walk in the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen. This time I wanted to try something a little different! You can read more about what I did and how here
The cross processed redscale turned out as vibrant as ever, but with a slightly cooler tone. The non-redscale bits show a soft and pretty blue shift.
All in all, I think I prefer this film with my Holga WPC. The results are interesting, the exposure latitude of negative film makes it easy to work with in a pinhole camera, and the extra length is really nice to have with the WPC’s 6×12 frames.
Here’s a basic guide to 220 film