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My First Experience with the Kodak EPH P1600X

This is my first experience with this rare slide film, now out of production, but still great for Lomographers. This is a nominal 400 ISO slide film (process E6) that can be pushed up to 1600 ISO with a special development. I used it at 200 ISO because I wanted to cross process it, and because it was expired from many years. Read more!

Last week, after many days of rain, there was a good day of sun and nice weather in the North of Italy. This is a strange spring, cold and rainy. However, in this day, I loaded my trusty Praktica MTL 5b camera with a roll of Kodak EPH P1600X and took with me two lenses: a fisheye (the great Zenitar that I bought from the Online Lomography Shop) and the timeless and very sharp Helios 44M-4.

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When I arrived in the park of Villa Olmo in my city Como, I saw these feet leaning against a bench…. Wow!, this is fun, so I quickly took a photo! This is the symbol of spring, when you can taste the joy of staying barefoot outdoors after a long winter! Nice feet to build a Lomowall!

The film is grainy, but not excessively, even after a crossprocessing. The colours are quite cold, with a lack of red and yellow tones and a prevalence of cyan and blue components.

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The contrast is not excessive, even in bright light conditions. Even in backlight, the latitude is sufficient to obtain a good print

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The second series of images was taken in the park of Villa Olmo, using the Zenitar Fisheye lens.

As you can see, the colours are altered by the crossprocessing, but not excessively.

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So with this film you can obtain a “color vintage” effect (like some old photos which have changed their tones in a long time period), without destroying totally the true colours of the scene.

I love the colour of the grass, as the good behaviour of this film in difficult situation with dark shadows in a bright sunny day

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Nest time I’ll try this film developing it in an E6 process, at the nominal 400 ISO speed. Lomo on!

written by sirio174

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