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Konica Minolta Monochrome VX 400: An Almost Extinct and Un-Revised Film

This low price, good quality film gets you amazing monochrome prints with C-41 processing. But, unfortunately, there aren't many of them out there, so you should hurry to try it!

Photo by fefo

I’m writing this review driven by the feel of needing this film to be revised and published before its extinction. Therefore, you guys get the chance of trying it, and if you haven’t tried any yet, you may try finding it somewhere.

Why did I say almost extinct? Well, this film, just like other Konica films, stopped being produced in March 2007. So, not only the stock is reducing constantly, and even if you find one, it’s expired for sure!

As I have said before, this is a monochrome prints film, which means that it gives you photos similar to black and white, but with the difference that you can develop in the same way as a color negative film, so it becomes cheaper and easier if you used to develop your film in a photolab.

I got the first roll of this film from a friend of mine who found it at home, old and expired. Then I saw them in a photography store, also out of date, so they were really cheap, and I bought a few more. Now I have a stock of 2 or 3, and I’m planning to get more when I finish them, since they have really reached and passed my expectations!

I hope you guys can find some rolls and have a try. If you do so, you can tell me what you think about it down here in the comments! Good luck!

written by fefo

6 comments

  1. nobodyowens

    nobodyowens

    Beautiful photos, beautiful film. (:

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  2. clownshoes

    clownshoes

    great old stock find

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  3. kingt4

    kingt4

    Nice...

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  4. neurodiaz

    neurodiaz

    I've found two! :D I can't wait to shoot them, thanks for review, looks so great!!

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  5. pomps

    pomps

    yo encontre dos de estos konica, use uno solo, el otro lo guardo en mi caja de ahorro de rollos :) los resultados me gustaron muchisimo, subi un par de albums con el que use. A ver si tengo suerte y encuentro algun otro :)

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  6. mariaratfingers

    mariaratfingers

    gran rollo, geniales fotos!

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam

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