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Rollei CN Digibase (120, 200 iso) User-Review

The Rollei CN Digibase is an un-masked colour negative film with very fine grain and deep blue colours.

This film is some kind of special as it is an un-masked one (to be honest, I didn’t really understand the technical aspects of this particularity…) which has a very fine grain and great sharpness. The colors are very deep and the blue ones come out very strong. I tested it with my Holga along the sea, and I was really well surprised to see how the pictures of the seascape came out. The blue colours, the fine grain and the contrast were really impressing.

But as the film seems very sensitive to light, I noticed that the 2 first shots suffered a bit from the light when I put the film in the camera, so I think it is better to load it in very reduced light conditions. But once the camera is closed, no more problem! And for the very sunny conditions at the sea, the 200 ASA value of the film managed it very well.

Really a film worth to be used, especially when you want to have deep blue colours of the sky and/or the sea on your shots!

written by vicuna


  1. yoharryo


    Hmmm...does it do blue better than other films due to the lack of orange mask?
    It doesn't look drastically different to any other color negative film, but seems to produce blue pretty nicely.

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  2. vicuna


    Yes, seems that the blue colors come out really deep, I think it's the main aspect of this film. The 2nd film I made with Diana+ (http://beta.lomograp(…)he-mountain) confirms that this film likes the blue colors! And it's very sensitive to light as well, it's better to load in very reduced light conditions....

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  3. azurblue


    Wow ! The blue is so deep ! Thanks vicuna for sharing this !

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  4. stouf


    Yeah ! Thanks a lot Vicuna ! I have to test it underwater obviously !!!

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  5. babo


    Have you tested the B&W development? I`m curious about it! It looks great on colour, and the blues come out great!

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  6. mattydk


    I just shot a roll of this film in 35mm. Will post my results in the next few days.

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  7. mephisto19


    wundervoll und so farbintensiv.. sehr schön!

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  9. reiga


    one more thing..this film are very-very sensitive to light..and make sure you keep it in the fridge..otherwise what you will get is is only orange color

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  10. sarah-addison-dobard


    Very nice. Did you cross process this? @vicuna

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  11. sarah-addison-dobard


    Oh, nevermind. I didn't realize this was the color negative. I just shot a roll of the Rollei crossbird slide ISO 200 and was wondering if I should x-pro or not.

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  12. redfactor

    Perhaps the anti UV layer in the emulsion cuts through haze and fog making for very clear skies?

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