Last week, I loaded my Canon AE-1 Program camera with a roll of Orwo TC27 film, setting the ISO speed at 200. Here's my first impression about this film. Read more!
Last week, I went to the Lomography Gallery Store in Milan to withdraw a 120 film I had developed, so I took a train in Como directed to Milano Porta Garibaldi station.
I took with me my Canon AE-1 Program camera that I loaded, for the first time, with an Orwo TC27 film roll that I bought some months ago at LGS store.
I used a yellow filter to enhance the clouds in the sky, and because this film, which has an extended range in the infrared region, works well with red, yellow, or orange filters.
I exposed the film at 200 ISO, hoping to avoid underexposed frames, and I developed it in Ilfosol 3 (6 minutes at 1+9 dilution).
I took these photos a the new Unicredit skyscraper in Milan, and as you can see, the grey tones are pleasant with a small and not invasive grain.
However, some shots are slightly underexposed, maybe by one, or one and half stop. Next time I’ll try another developer, or I’ll extend the developing time of the film.
This is not a true infrared film, but it seems to me like a panchromatic film with an extension in the infrared region (like the Rollei 400S film); however I prefer the Rollei film, more contrasty and less critical to develop.
Next time I’ll try some experiments with a red filter, exposing at 100 ISO and extending the development time, maybe using a more contrasty lens, like a Tessar scheme.
This is an interesting film, which need other experiments to know it fully.