DIY Redscale with Kodak Color Plus 200

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I was thinking that should I buy some redscale film or should I try it for myself? And the answer was simple. Do it yourself!! 

This weekend I thought it was good time to try some redscale shooting because it was very bright sunny day in Istanbul. I grabbed a roll of Kodak Color Plus 200 film. In the dark room, I reversed it into another canister and put it to my Holga 135BC.

I took some shots in the middle of the day at some historical places in Istanbul. As you can see, when you reverse the film it loses 1 stop, so it behaves almost like as if it was 100 ASA. It is very useful under the bright sunshine but not so good at shades. But I am very happy with the results.

If you use a camera that you can adjust exposure, I think +1 exposure works fine. But if you use a camera which has fixed aperture and shutter like I do, you should keep in mind which light conditions are suitable for this film.

Also I am very happy with the tones I got because although I like red tones, this film gave some yellow tones instead. Especially under the sunshine. And if the other color tones are also strong (like very bright sea or sky) you may see some green as well, without using any other extra filters.

Anyway, I think it was worth to try and I liked it very much. But I think I won’t be able to use this film as redscale with my Holga when autumn and winter arrive. I should give a try some 400 or 800 ASA if I can find.

I did not explain exactly how to reverse the film because it is already explained very well in some other tipster. It is not so hard, believe me..

I think, using Kodak Color Plus 200 film as redscale was very cheap solution. Highly recommended.
Have fun 

written by smbilgin on 2010-09-05 in #reviews #holga-135bc #c41 #diy #200-asa #home-made #kodak-colorplus-200 #do-it-yourself #redscale

16 Comments

  1. yarah
    yarah ·

    Nice!! Love the colors!

  2. coldkennels
    coldkennels ·

    This is my favourite film for redscaling - a local shop sells it for £1 a roll! Bargain.

  3. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    cheap film, great results! colorplus is my 2nd favorite color film, next to kodak ultima.

  4. mandecster
    mandecster ·

    nice color!!

  5. dogtanian
    dogtanian ·

    i always shoot kodak gold 200 redscaled at 50iso, thats what the ones i shot in that tipster you linked were exposed at :D great gallery!!

  6. paramir
    paramir ·

    great gallery!

  7. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    nice

  8. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    ooo love the tones!

  9. smbilgin
    smbilgin ·

    Thank you folks.. I just uploaded a new redscale album to my lomohome.. Enjoy :)

  10. zjush
    zjush ·

    Nice color!!!!

  11. smbilgin
    smbilgin ·

    Hi everybody,
    Here is the German version of the article:

    www.lomography.com/magazine/reviews/2010/09/14/diy-redscale…

    Many thanks to ck_berlin

  12. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Love the gallery. The magic is some shots come out yellowish while others redish.:}}

  13. arcadiobuendia
    arcadiobuendia ·

    Great shoots of Istanbul, man. I should try the same in Ankara.

  14. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    yes i must agree that this film can produce great red scale images.... actually, my favorite red scaled film =)

  15. iamdnierod
    iamdnierod ·

    this is awesome! i just made my own DIY redscale from superia 400 and im going to shoot it with my holga 135bc. so excited!

  16. polish-cezar
    polish-cezar ·

    It makes me think that the place i give it to develop will be annoyed? haha

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