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Fuji Fujichrome 1600D (35mm, 1600 iso)

Built for pushing, this film is long expired!

Everybody knows the faster the film, the more quickly it deteriorates. So when I loaded this 1600 iso slide film expired in September 1995 into my FED 50, I didn’t have high hopes. But I decided there was no way I’d give in without a fight.

So I took my precautions.

1. Bracketing. I shot everything at 100, 200 and 400 iso.

2. Developing in e6. To not jinx anything.

3. Asking the lab to develop at 400 iso.

I was completely blown away when I pulled the positives out in the train on my way home, and saw that there were pictures! I really hadn’t expected to see anything.

Cool watercolour effect.

The film is clearly marked by time, but in many of the images the age turns into a lovely effect, reminiscent of a wash of blue watercolour on coarse paper. I really like the tone of this film.

Just for fun, I tried scanning the positives again, this time with the automatic colour correction on. I thought the results were kind of cool, so I kept them. I particularly like the chalky yellow colour.

It’s also fun to see how sometimes the colour correction brings out details which were easily missed in the original.

written by eggzakly

3 comments

  1. nicolas_noir

    nicolas_noir

    I think I prefer the non-colour corrected versions. Lovely tones and colour shift.

    I've got some similary expired kodak p800/p1600 that I've pondered what to do with. Got two rolls so might xpro one and e6 the other - what would happen if you rated the film at 1600 but asked it to be pulled to 100, etc...

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  2. paramir

    paramir

    I love the watercolor effect. the blue series is very cool indeed. great stuff @eggzakly!

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  3. eggzakly

    eggzakly

    @nicolas_noir: don't do that - it would come out waaay underexposed!

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