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3 - Rollei Creative Edition: Blackbird

This is my third review from the Rollei Creative Editions selection and this is the black and white version called Blackbird.

Photo by kneehigh85

The Rollei Blackbird was the last one out the 4 films that I used and after the 2 redscale ones I did not hold out much hope of this one being any good really. Particularly because those 2 had been a much higher ISO and still underexposed in places and I knew that this was only a 100. But still I gave it a go on a very sunny day and took it in my LC-A back in spring time. I must admit I used it in the brightest sun I think we are every likely get in mainland UK so as to get the best out of the relatively slow speed film. I was so happy with how they came out, no grain this time, no siree! The photos below are my favourites from the set and I think give a good example of what a beginner can do with this nice fine-grain film.

It has been quite hard to review this film because the one roll I used came out better than expected but due to something going wrong in the lab, there is a band around all the photos of a bubbly liquid so it is hard to judge this. I think had that not happened then I would have given this film at least an 8 out of ten as I really like the contrast and it is one of the nicer 35mm black and white films I have used.

written by kneehigh85


  1. samwengchern


    Nice! I recognize this place. Its Coventry. I went there during March. :)

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  2. girl_named_sue


    The bubble effect is actually quite beautiful -- it gives the photos a lovely aged look. And it makes them quite spooky too, which suits the film and the location!

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