Welcome to the dreamy world of expired Tura film! No longer produced but still a few gems waiting to be found for those who search hard enough. Learn more about this mystery film after the jump!
Just over a year ago I caught the Lomography bug and bought a Diana Mini immediately after seeing it on the website. This was the start of an expensive habit. I also bought a few Lomography X-Pro films expecting big things but soon realized I had got way ahead of myself when I received my film, which had no more than 6 decent images. I quickly caught hold of myself and realized this was going to be an expensive learning curve. I found a load of random expired film on a certain bidding site for a decent price and thought this might be a good place to start. The package included 12 films of various makes and ISO’s. This is where I met the Tura color film and now I’m searching for more!
Ok about this film, since receiving and shooting my expired rolls of Tura color I’ve been keen to find more but with some difficulty. Tura AG, the company responsible for these great little films went bankrupt in 2005 so they really are now a bit of a rarity. The pack I received actually was pretty much made up of Tura film, four color negative ISO 200 & 400 and three black and whites which I’m yet to shoot.
All the films are now, of course, expired but by various times with 2002, 2005, 2008 dates. Despite the variation in date they have been fantastic and I’m getting desperate to find more. There are some slight difference in each film but they all have many things in common. They capture great detail and saturate with luscious dreamy colors. Absolutely perfect for beach shots or when you need to create that dreamy other word effect. I’ve now shot them in a range of cameras and love the hazy hues set against the high definition. This film is extremely versatile , it has been shot in various lighting conditions without much insight into what ISO I should actually be shooting but also I home developed all of them with my not yet perfect technique!
I’ll continue my search for more Tura color and I’m looking forward to seeing what the Tura black and white will produce. Definitely a recommend purchase, grab some if you ever get the chance and experience another world!