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Kodak Ultramax 400 Expired: My First Roll of Film

Kodak Ultramax 400 was my very first roll of film. It was a gift when I purchased my Holga 135BC. I got it in April 2012 and it was expired on September 2011. Take a look at some of the photos I snapped with this expired film after the jump!

As it was my first roll of film, I didn’t care if it was expired, as it was just an “experimental” kind of film. I used it with my first lomo camera — Holga 135BC. I didn’t expect much with this roll, because I’m not an experienced lomographer and I barely knew about the techniques of shooting with film cameras. Haha, truly “don’t think, just shoot”!

To my surprise, the photos above are quite “blue-ish”, so it shows the blue of the ocean and the sky, but it didn’t perform well in green colors. For example, the green in the background of the picture. The black corners are obvious too, as it is a ‘BC’ camera.

Photo by angelgelxd

The photo here is soo blurry; I can’t see the clouds clearly. I don’t know if it is the problem of the film or the problem of the camera. If it was about the film, the grain of the film isn’t fine enough. More than one photo is blurry in the roll, and I don’t even know what I am taking in some pictures!

The color is too pale here. I don’t really like the colors. I took these in NOT SUNNY days, and the colors work out like this. Not a very good film for cloudy days.

The other photos:

In conclusion, it is a good film with a reasonable and cheap price. It works well in sunny days, but not in cloudy days. I won’t purchase it again for the colors are pale sometimes. I would probably just stick with slide films. I want to try the Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100 film someday.

written by angelgelxd

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