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Redscaled Film Reviews: Sunny ISO 200 35mm Color Film! Now This is What I like to See

This film pleasantly surprised me when I redscaled it. It had the lighter and slightly washed out colours that I was looking for.

Photo by uncle_jay

Initially, I thought the result was due to my mistake in re-rolling it into a faster film canister rated at ISO 400. When I realised my mistake, I thought that the film will be further overexposed. But my local lab told me it really doesn’t matter as all C41 films have the same processing time. So this means that the film has the inherent qualities I was looking for in a film that I can redscale.

Photo by uncle_jay

I had no expectations when I redscaled this roll of Sunny 200 film. I loaded it into my Olympus XA3 and set it to ISO25. Tip: The Olympus XA3 will automatically set the ISO speed by reading the film’s DX code. To over ride this automatic feature, simply cover the film’s bar code with a post-it note. You can then set the film speed manually.

As it was the Chinese New Year holidays, I naturally chose the colour red as my Lomo walk theme.

When I got back my photos I really thought I found the key to getting the type of redscale colours that I was looking for.

Photo by uncle_jay

The funny thing about this redcaled film is that most people I showed liked the results but did not realise that it was redscaled.

I too wouldn’t have thought it was redscaled. It had the vintage look.

I like this film redscaled. Unfortunately I only have a roll left in my film chest.

Photo by uncle_jay

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